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Vale Trevor Morling

The Hon Trevor Rees Morling QC 12th October 1927 – 2nd August 2020 The Hon. Trevor Rees Morling QC passed away peacefully at his home on the 2nd of August 2020. He was in his 92nd year. In addition to a very distinguished legal career Trevor Morling was the Chairman of the Australian Disputes Centre and was for many years a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. He also held commissions as an appeal judge in [...]

Vale Trevor Morling2020-10-23T09:32:17+11:00

Party autonomy during COVID-19; testing the reach of the tribunal’s mandate

ADR Address of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory 2020 In the first in our series of our Directors discussing a range of ADR hot topics; ADC Director and Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Bronwyn Lincoln, recently joined in conversation with eminent jurists and academics Professor Marilyn Warren, Professor Clyde Croft and Drossos Stamboulakis from Monash University. Five practical steps to ensure due process during virtual hearings If you missed the live event, you can catch up with [...]

Party autonomy during COVID-19; testing the reach of the tribunal’s mandate2020-07-14T13:12:46+10:00

Is Alternative Dispute Resolution a second-rate system of Backyard Justice?

ADR Address of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory 2020 In the last week of May 2020, Chief Justice Michael Grant welcomed Ms Leanne Liddle and a film crew into the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory to film the 2020 ADR Address. Our warm thanks to the Chief Justice, Ms Liddle and Aboriginal Broadcasting Australia for their generosity and commitment in sharing this important Address with an Australia-wide audience during the COVID-19 lockdown. Leanne Liddle’s Address identifies the challenges and barriers [...]

Is Alternative Dispute Resolution a second-rate system of Backyard Justice?2020-07-14T12:59:51+10:00

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Precautionary Protocol

ADC Sydney (1 Castlereagh St) Updated 20 June 2020 ADC Sydney is open for mediations, hearings and hybrid events (i.e.  parties joining by video link). In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 ADC has implemented a range of precautionary measures to help keep clients safe, including accommodating social distancing requirements. We thank you for your co-operation and support in playing our part in mitigating the risks of a second wave of COVID-19. ADC is now offering all its services [...]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Precautionary Protocol2020-06-20T11:02:09+10:00

Beyond Googlies & Cricket: India and Australia Trade, Investment, and Successful Dispute Resolution

As its contribution to Australian Arbitration Week 2019, on 20 November ADC presented an in-depth seminar on the bourgeoning area of bi-lateral trade between India and Australia, and the need to further develop cross-border ADR expertise. ADC thanks its distinguished Panel for their insights, and all our hosts for presenting this seminar in nine cities across Australia and India. We look forward to Googlies 2.0 in 2020! For a full transcript of the Panel’s insights CLICK HERE »

Beyond Googlies & Cricket: India and Australia Trade, Investment, and Successful Dispute Resolution2019-12-24T10:54:52+11:00

Vale Peter Irving

It is with such sadness that ADC has learned that our dear colleague Peter Irving has passed away.  Peter was a Nationally Accredited Mediator, a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and a retired solicitor. Peter became a mediator in 1989 and mediated a variety of disputes including commercial, family law and personal injury. Peter was a Past President of ADRA and a longstanding coach as part of the training faculty for ADC's Mediation Training Course, a role which allowed him to bring [...]

Vale Peter Irving2019-12-23T09:50:57+11:00

Thank you ADC’s Interns – Class of 2019!

Rachnita Sok ADR has always been my area of interest and my time at the ADC allowed me to further explore the procedure and practicality of mediation. I had the opportunity to prepare for and to witness several mediation accreditation training sessions by being tasked to participate in role plays as part of the training where I got to meet respected judges and highly-experienced mediators. Additionally, I co-wrote articles for the ADC's bulletins which allowed me to polish my [...]

Thank you ADC’s Interns – Class of 2019!2019-12-24T11:59:41+11:00

ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group’s 2020 – Cybersecurity Protocol for International Arbitration

The Cybersecurity Protocol of International Arbitration is the end product of a two year collaboration by a working group on cybersecurity comprising of the representatives of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the New York City Bar Association (City Bar), and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR). The purpose of the Protocol is: To provide a framework to determine reasonable information security measures for individual arbitration matters, and To increase awareness about information security in [...]

ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group’s 2020 – Cybersecurity Protocol for International Arbitration2019-12-23T08:42:22+11:00

Lainson Holdings Pty Ltd v Duffy Kennedy Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 576

The NSW Supreme Court recently clarified the role of experts appointed under expert determination clauses in Lainson Holdings Pty Ltd v Duffy Kennedy Pty Ltd (‘Lainson Holdings’).[1] The decision confirms that experts are not required to determine disputes free of substantive legal error. The Facts Lainson Holdings Pty Ltd (‘Lainson’) and Duffy Kennedy Pty Ltd (‘Duffy’) entered into a building contract (supported by a deed), under which a dispute arose over the payment of bank guarantees as securities. Lainson [...]

Lainson Holdings Pty Ltd v Duffy Kennedy Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 5762019-12-23T08:22:51+11:00

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    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…