COVID-19 Protocol -16 September 2021

ADC Sydney (1 Castlereagh St) Updated  16 September 2021 @ 1.00pm Thank you to our clients for your continued support for the Australian Disputes Centre. While the City of Sydney LGA is in lockdown, it is business as usual for ADC, except for access to our rooms at 1 Castlereagh St. ADC's flagship online training programs continue as normal. ADC's Disputes Management appointment process also continues as normal. And we are always available by phone or email to discuss [...]

COVID-19 Protocol -16 September 20212021-09-16T12:47:04+10:00

Australia Signs the Singapore Convention on Mediation on 10 September 2021

Following submissions made by the Australian Disputes Centre in conjunction with members of the Council for Australian Dispute Resolution (CADR) to the Federal Attorney-General earlier this year in support of the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (‘Singapore Convention on Mediation’), Australia has become the latest country to sign the Singapore Convention on Mediation. On 10 September 2021, Australia joined a list of 52 countries who have so far signed the Convention.[1] Afghanistan [...]

Australia Signs the Singapore Convention on Mediation on 10 September 20212021-09-17T06:44:08+10:00

Session Supervisor Reflections on the APCMC 2021

  Supervising mediation sessions for the 2021 ADC-ICC Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition was an incredibly rewarding experience. It provided a rare opportunity to witness contestants from across the world come together to find creative solutions to difficult problems. One of the strengths of mediation is that it can lead to outcomes that address each party's underlying interests. I enjoyed watching contestants propose and negotiate remedies that went beyond damages and focused on the relationships underpinning the dispute. This was a [...]

Session Supervisor Reflections on the APCMC 20212021-09-13T12:43:10+10:00

ADC-ICC Asia Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition 2021 – Winning Team Announced

The Grand-final for 2021 is complete! Announcing the Winning team for 2021: West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) Congratulations to the team from The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata (Kaira Pinheiro, Ayushi Thakur, Saiesh K. and Deeksha Viswanathan, with coaches Jawad A J and Aastha Malhotra) for winning the 5th annual APCMC! In a stunning Grand Final, our congratulations also to the runners up, The University of Auckland team (Joshua Oliver, Karan Kalsi, Nick Stewart, Spencer Barley, with coaches Keeha Oh and Matthew Jackson. In a riveting negotiation [...]

ADC-ICC Asia Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition 2021 – Winning Team Announced2021-09-13T13:37:18+10:00

Grand Finalist Teams Announced

Congratulations to our semi-finalist teams who did an amazing job in their rounds this morning. Well done to the University of Auckland (Team 801), National University of Singapore (Team 827), UNSW (Team 817) and West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) we commend all teams for your tremendous efforts. Two teams can go through to the Grand Final. We congratulate our APCMC 2021 Grand-finalists: University of Auckland (Team 801) West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) [...]

Grand Finalist Teams Announced2021-09-12T14:07:28+10:00

Semi-Finals Focus

Congratulations again to all four teams who reached the Semi-Final Round and excelled in their mediation sessions. Your achievement was a credit to your hard work and your commitment to honing some seriously world-class ADR skills. You all gave very impressive performances as Counsel and Clients. The University of Auckland (Team 801) National University of Singapore (Team 827) UNSW (Team 817)  West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) We also extend our congratulations to your dedicated and talented [...]

Semi-Finals Focus2021-09-13T13:35:30+10:00

APCMC Semi Finalist Teams Announced

Congratulations and well done to you all for your tremendous efforts in the APCMC 2021 and over the course of the preliminary rounds. We are thrilled to announce our semi-finalists The University of Auckland (Team 801) National University of Singapore (Team 827) UNSW (Team 817)  West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) Semi-Finals will be held 12 Sept 11:30am AEST. The Grand Final will be on 12 Sept at 5pm AEST. The competition isn’t over yet! The impromptu [...]

APCMC Semi Finalist Teams Announced2021-09-12T13:43:13+10:00

APCMC Official Opening a Massive Success!

To launch the ADC-ICC Asia Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition on Friday 10 September 2021, over 100 students, volunteers and dignitaries gathered online for the 'Official Opening'. ADC's CEO Deborah Lockhart was joined by Bryan Clarke, CEO of the International Chamber of Commerce, Australia in welcoming all APCMC participants, volunteers and special guests. Representing over 15 countries, our international attendees were honoured to receive a warm Welcome to Country from Auntie Bronwyn Penrith onto the land of the Gadigal People of [...]

APCMC Official Opening a Massive Success!2021-09-13T20:30:33+10:00

APCMC is off and running!

For cultural and timezone reasons we started early! So exciting to see the first 2 sessions of APCMC2021 getting started this evening (AEST).  From Annebelle Davis and Lisa Frisken, two of this evening's judges: "Good evening Deborah Congratulations on a fantastic start to APCMC 2021.  Just judged the first round and wanted to say how impressive the teams were. They set a really high standard tonight. Its already shaping up as an awesome event. Go teams! Best, Annebelle   "First [...]

APCMC is off and running!2021-09-10T07:48:58+10:00

Sneak peek into two APCMC lead-up events

It's a picture of engagement: the professional volunteers immersed in their briefing session (above), and the students work-shopping Zoom accoutrement (below)!

Sneak peek into two APCMC lead-up events2021-09-13T17:06:36+10:00

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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…

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      October 22, 2021
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      October 28, 2021
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    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…

  • Online Mediation Accreditation Day
    • October 29, 2021
      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Essential Accreditation/s for today’s Mediators  ADC’s ‘Online Mediation Accreditation’ Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation (NMAS) Internationally Approved by the Chartered Institute of…

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    We are thrilled to bring you ADC's 'Weekend Edition’ Mediation Training & Accreditation Choose the ADC difference; up-skill now to accelerate your career in 2021!…

  • The Weekend Edition - Conflict Resolution & ADR
    • Conflict Resolution & ADR Training
      November 6, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 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…