Arbitration Update

Disguised factual challenges given short shrift: State Supreme Courts defend arbitral awards WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW There are limited grounds on which an international or domestic award can be refused recognition or enforcement. Commonly argued grounds include denial of natural justice in connection with the making of the award, and that enforcement of the award would be contrary to public policy. Courts will not refuse enforcement on the basis of challenges to factual findings in an award which are disguised as complaints about [...]

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ADC Venue Hire

We make your mediation or arbitration arrangements easy. A neutral and central venue with plenty of natural light and easy room flow. ADC provides an exceptional dispute resolution facility in the heart of Sydney’s legal & financial district. Contact us to discuss your needs.

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Recent International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration Developments Impacting on Australia’s Investments in the Resources Sector

Nottage, Luke R. and Butt, Simon, Recent International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration Developments Impacting on Australia's Investments in the Resources Sector (April 16, 2014). ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE RESOURCES SECTOR: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, P. Evans and G. Moens, eds., Springer, 2015 Forthcoming; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/71. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2340810 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2340810

Recent International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration Developments Impacting on Australia’s Investments in the Resources Sector2019-09-21T11:34:12+10:00

The Great Debate Continues:

ADC’s Schools Invitational Debating Competition is in full swing for its second successful year The inaugural success of the Australian Dispute Centre’s School Debating Competition placed the competition in great stead for another year of building relationships, convincing arguments and a lot of fun. The competition runs from July to September as one of ADC’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and provides the opportunity [...]

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Is workplace conflict more prevalent and how is it best managed?

Is workplace conflict more prevalent and how is it best managed? ADC has been at the forefront of workplace conflict resolution for nearly 30 years. In the first of its new Bulletin series on workplace issues, Keith Welsh (Mediator and Owner of Velocer Music - ICEHOUSE/Savage Garden) speaks with Salli Browning (Mediator, Workplace Consultant and music aficionado) about workplace dispute resolution. Read more Our media is filled with stories about rising Workers Compensation and indemnity costs, bullying complaints and workplace [...]

Is workplace conflict more prevalent and how is it best managed?2019-09-21T11:34:12+10:00

Centre Events

ACICA 30th Anniversary Cocktail Reception [Left to Right] Khory Mcormick, Georgia Quick, Ian Nosworthy, Justice Steven Rares, Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Alex Baykitch, James Spigelman AC QC, Justice Michael Ball, Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC, Justice Lindsay Foster, John Wakefield, Michael Talbot, Ian Govey AM Chief Justice Robert French Alex Baykitch: ACICA President Senior Members of the Court of Justice, Thailand John Wakefield and Chris Le Mercier with Mr Suriyong Limsatiranan (President of [...]

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ADC Evening Seminar Series

As part of ADC’s first Thursday of the month evening seminar series, ADC was pleased to host Ms Tania Sourdin and Mr Tom Howe QC in May and June 2015. The overarching theme of these two evening seminars was ADR in the government sector. Mr Howe’s general overview of ADR in the government sector was complimented by Ms Tania Sourdin’s specific review of ADR at the ATO. Both presentations highlighted the successes and the challenges facing the implementation of ADR [...]

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Australian Courts Beat the Clock in Formula One Pre-race Skirmish

On 5 March 2015 an application was made to the Supreme Court of Victoria for enforcement of a foreign arbitral award. By 12 March 2015, the matter had been heard, the decision of Justice Clyde Croft had been handed down and the Victorian Court of Appeal had upheld his decision to enforce the award. The two decisions and the speed with which they were delivered, are an unequivocal demonstration of the Australian judiciary’s supportive approach to ensuring the certainty and [...]

Australian Courts Beat the Clock in Formula One Pre-race Skirmish2019-09-21T11:34:16+10:00

Michael Talbot – Effective Dispute Resolution: A view from Australia

In a recent road show to New Delhi, Michael Talbot spoke at a joint conference presented by the Australian Disputes Centre, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution when he discussed Australia’s ADR landscape; citing the efficient administration of justice via legal frameworks and professional mediator accreditation as central to the prompt and efficient means of resolving disputes. In discussing the significance of effective dispute resolution at the Conference, and later to [...]

Michael Talbot – Effective Dispute Resolution: A view from Australia2019-09-21T11:34:16+10:00

Bula Bula: Hello from Fiji

ADC recently delivered its flagship Mediation course in Fiji. Trainers Sarah Blake and Prof Laurence Boulle embarked on the exciting opportunity with participants representing the diversity of the island nation and one student who travelled from Perth, WA for the course. From a training perspective, it was exciting to observe participants developing a deeper understanding of mediation, the process and skills required. Over the course of the week there was a substantial improvement in participants’ capacity to facilitate the mediation [...]

Bula Bula: Hello from Fiji2019-09-21T11:34:16+10:00

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