Peter Cotter

Lawyer & Mentor

Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma Information Services
Certificate IV Training and Assessment
Australian Legal Practitioner


At Leo Cussen

Peter is a Mentor in the Practical Legal Training course and has delivered the course in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland.

As part of his role, Peter supervises and supports a small group of trainees. He also teaches in a range of areas including the foundation skills modules.


Before Leo Cussen

As a lawyer, Peter worked and volunteered in the community legal sector for many years. His legal practice was general in nature and focused on dispute resolution, consumer law, civil litigation, family law and criminal law.

Peter is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS).



Peter is a member of the Australian Mediation Association and Fitzroy Legal Service.


Achievements/Special Interests

Peter has a long-standing commitment to social justice and has worked and volunteered in the CLC sector. He is the author of the chapter “Neighbour Disputes” in The Law Handbook.