Off With The Wig: Issues That Arise For Advocates When Switching From the Courtroom To The Negotiating Table

The Hon T F Bathurst AC Chief Justice of New South Wales Off With The Wig: Issues That Arise For Advocates When Switching From The Courtroom To The Negotiating Table Australian Disputes Centre 30 March 2017   READ FULL SPEECH HERE     Event Wrap Up On Thursday, 30 March 2017, the Australian Disputes Centre (“ADC”) was proud to invite the Honourable Chief Justice of New South Wales, Tom F Bathurst AC to address an audience of reputed barristers, legal practitioners [...]

Off With The Wig: Issues That Arise For Advocates When Switching From the Courtroom To The Negotiating Table2019-09-21T11:34:07+10:00

Event Wrap Up: Advancing Lands Disputes Negotiations in NSW

On 16 March 2017, the Australian Disputes Centre was delighted to host two of Australia’s leading experts in Aboriginal Land Rights and Native Title. As a follow on to the ADC’s highly successful Land Rights seminar in 2016, Ms Helen Shurven of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) and Mr Stephen Wright of the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council (DLALC) returned to the ADC to conduct a seminar on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Land Rights disputes. [...]

Event Wrap Up: Advancing Lands Disputes Negotiations in NSW2019-09-21T11:34:07+10:00

Tackling the working parent’s dilemma: caring for sick children and protecting family security

Everybody’s workplace and working life is undergoing profound change. Technology is allowing greater flexibility – but also extending the working day beyond the traditional 9-5 confines. Communications allows us to connect where and when we want. For working women in particular, this flexibility has laid the foundations for fresh career paths where work and home life, and particularly caring responsibilities, can be more successfully intertwined. Women make up just over 46 per cent of Australia’s workforce. For these women, and [...]

Tackling the working parent’s dilemma: caring for sick children and protecting family security2017-04-13T12:06:46+10:00

Are banks making the most of arbitration?

The ICC publishes its report on the use of international arbitration in financial disputes. Litigation has traditionally been the forum of choice for dispute resolution in international finance. This preference for litigation prompted the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration and ADR (the ICC) to set up a Task Force to study financial institutions' perceptions and experience of international arbitration. The report, published on 9 November 2016, is the product of interviews with approximately 50 financial institutions and banking [...]

Are banks making the most of arbitration?2019-09-21T11:34:07+10:00

The new ICC Arbitration Rules: improving the efficiency of arbitrating low to medium value disputes

In recent years, leading arbitral institutions have been developing innovative ways to promote efficiency and reduce costs in arbitration proceedings, especially in relation to lower value claims. The new version of the ICC Arbitration Rules ("ICC Rules") which entered into force on 1 March 2017 provides such innovations, which are discussed below. Expedited Procedure for Disputes in the Amount of USD 2 million or less The most important change in the new ICC Rules 2017 is the introduction of the Expedited [...]

The new ICC Arbitration Rules: improving the efficiency of arbitrating low to medium value disputes2019-09-21T11:34:07+10:00

Off With The Wig: Issues That Arise For Advocates When Switching From The Courtroom To The Negotiating Table

The Hon T F Bathurst AC Chief Justice of New South Wales Off With The Wig: Issues That Arise For Advocates When Switching From The Courtroom To The Negotiating Table Australian Disputes Centre 30 March 2017 Good evening everyone, it is a pleasure to be invited to address you this evening on a topic that will hopefully be relevant to the practice of many of you here today. In our current dispute resolution climate, barristers are increasingly being asked to [...]

Off With The Wig: Issues That Arise For Advocates When Switching From The Courtroom To The Negotiating Table2019-09-21T11:34:07+10:00

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