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Alternative Dispute Resolution is an integral part of global business

The Australian Disputes Centre offers a premier, one-stop full Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR] hub with world class facilities located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, at 1 Castlereagh Street.

ADC services respond to the needs of business and the community for confidence in the efficient resolution of disputes through best-practice ADR. [See Our Vision and Mission] Our services include:

  • Thought leadership in ADR Learning and Professional Development; an extensive range of world-class public and in-house ADR training courses and professional development seminars. [Read More] 
  • Venue Hire: Superb, custom designed dispute resolution rooms available for domestic and international mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, training programmes, corporate meetings and conferences [Book Here]
  • Dispute Resolution: Responsive, full service Case Management and Trust Account Administration including timely nomination of skilled neutrals;  ADC nominates experienced practitioners from its distinguished Panels, which include experts in all commercial practice and professional disciplines (both domestic and international). [Read More]
  • Rules and standard contract clauses; in facilitating best practice Alternative Dispute Resolution ADC provides free resources from our website [Read More]

ADC leads the field in ADR:

  • ADC is an RMAB and its training complies with the Australian National Mediator Accreditation Standards
  • Joint Supreme Court of NSW Protocol Partner for the supply of suitable mediators
  • Recognised by the NSW Bar Association and the Law Society of NSW for ADR training
  • ADC Accreditation satisfies the requirements of the Victorian Bar Mediator Accreditation Scheme
  • Approved agency under the Australian Capital Territory Mediation Act
  • ADC’s Mediation Training and Accreditation is recognised as an approved course by Charles Sturt University. Graduates of ADC’s Mediation Training and Accreditation are eligible for credit for the subject: LAW517 Mediation: Process and Uses in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters of Dispute Resolution Courses at Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • ADC’s Mediation Training and Accreditation programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). CIArb is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity working in the public interest through an international network of branches. Participants who have completed ADC’s mediation training course are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of CIArb while those who have also successfully completed ADC’s Mediation Accreditation Programme are eligible to apply for Membership of CIArb
  • ADC provides 25+ years experience matching and appointing ADR practitioners to disputing parties

Upcoming Events

  • Mediation Training - Adelaide
    • Days 1 - 3
      February 26, 2020 - February 28, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      March 2, 2020 - March 3, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

      Multidisciplinary Participation ADC’s mediation training is suitable for participants from a broad range of professions and sectors including: business; government; law; tertiary academics and…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Adelaide
    • February 26, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Have you ever thought 'I could have managed that conflict situation better'? Or even better still, avoided it before it began! Conflict can occur in any contractual and personal…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Adelaide
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      March 2, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      March 3, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • Mediation Accreditation Day - Adelaide
    • March 4, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation Internationally approved by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1-Day Accreditation Program ADC’s 5-day mediation course participants who…

  • Mediation Training - Sydney
    • Days 1 - 3
      March 4, 2020 - March 6, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      March 9, 2020 - March 10, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Your Mediation Training: choose the ADC difference How do you become a nationally accredited mediator, a more effective negotiator, a ‘mediation-skilled’ legal adviser, a more effective…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Sydney
    • March 4, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Have you ever thought 'I could have managed that conflict situation better'? Or even better still, avoided it before it began! Conflict can occur in any contractual and personal…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Sydney
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      March 9, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      March 10, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • Mediation Accreditation Day - Sydney
    • March 11, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation Internationally approved by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1-Day Accreditation Program ADC’s 5-day mediation course participants who…

  • Dispute Resolution and the Abrahamic Faiths
    • Commencing 5.45pm AEDT - State & Territory Time Zones Apply
      March 19, 2020
      5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Mediating in the Headlights of Litigation and Arbitration
    • 1 Day - Commercial Mediation Masterclass & Networking Cocktail Party (Eligible for 8+ CPD Points)
      March 25, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • All 3 Days - Advanced Commercial Mediation Accreditation (Eligible for 25+ CPD Points)
      March 25, 2020 - March 27, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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