Dispute Resolution Strategies & Skills Intensive
Start time 4 Nov 2020 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 4 Nov 2020 1:15pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
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Catering Not Included
Designed for Legal Practioners
Product Code C20040
Total CPD Units: 4.0

Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 3.0
(includes GST)

Dispute Resolution Strategies & Skills Intensive

4 Nov 2020 9:00am - 4 Nov 2020 1:15pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

ADR Options – Strategies and Insights

This session will provide unique insights into the various methods on resolving disputes. The presenter will discuss ADR options from a practical and legal perspective and provide strategies to utilise the various options to their best advantage. 

This session will also address the advantages and disadvantages of each of the following options:

  • Negotiation 

  • Mediation

  • Conciliation

  • Expert Appraisal

  • Arbitration

Presented by: Anthony Lo Surdo SC, Barrister, Independent Arbitrator and Advanced Mediator

Arbitration Rules 2020

For contracts entered into on or after 1 January 2020 the Rules apply where the parties agree to submit a dispute to arbitration in accordance with: (a) The Resolution Institute Arbitration Rules; (b) The IAA Arbitration Rules; (c) The IAMA Arbitration Rules; (d) The IAMA Fast Track Arbitration Rules; or (e) The Rules for the Conduct of Commercial Arbitrations (including the Expedited Commercial Arbitration Rules).

The Rules cover the essentials of the arbitration process including their operation, commercial relationship with Arbitrator, Joinder, recoverable legal fees and other important revisions.

Presented by: Toby Shnookal QC, Arbitrator, Victorian Bar

Mediation – How to Prepare When Your Client Has Not

The challenges of preparing for and attending mediation can be overwhelming when:

  • Your client is unprepared;

  • Your opponent is unprepared;

  • Despite your best attempts there is no clear strategy; and

  • Your client still expects settlement.

This session will address how you can overcome these challenges and achieve the best outcome. It will also provide guidance on how you can take control of the process even in circumstances when no one seems to be prepared or cooperating.

Presented by: Donna Ross, Accredited Mediation Specialist, Donna Ross Dispute Resolution

Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses – Which is the Best Option? 

Once a dispute occurs it is usually too late to renegotiate the dispute resolution clause. If there are options provided for resolution, what are the factors to weigh up in advising the best option? What are the common problems arising from poorly drafted clauses? What are the consequences of ambiguity or uncertainty in these clauses?

This session will address these issues and provide guidance on how best to deal with the ‘uncertain, poorly worded or too many options’ dispute resolution clauses.

Presented by: James Clarke, Partner, Ashurst


Amelia Barrow, Lawyer, Ashurst

Online ADR - How to maximise success

How has COVID-19 impacted the efficiency and effectiveness of ADR practices? How do you navigate the current limitations to ensure the best outcome for your client. Our presenter will discuss the do’s and don’ts of engaging in the ADR process totally online.

Presented by: Wendy Gaddie, Principal Mediator, Mediation Matters Melbourne