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Australian Arbitration Week 2022: Resolution Institute’s Expedited Process for Domestic Arbitration

with Amber Williams, Dr Richard Manly KC, Toby Shnookal KC

Wednesday 9 November 2022 | 7.45am (8am start) – 9am AEDT | MinterEllison Collins Arch, Level 20, 447 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Australian Arbitration Week 2022A renewed emphasis on ensuring arbitration delivers a cost effective, timely and efficient path to resolving disputes (particularly those with a low value quantum) has resulted in various approaches to fast track, or expedited arbitration rules, from arbitral institutions over recent years.

With 15 years of experience from 2007 when IAMA (Resolution Institutes predecessor body) first launched its fast-tracked arbitration rules, Resolution Institute is introducing a refined and modern approach to expedited arbitration supporting the Resolution Institute 2020 rules.

The Resolution Institute expedited process, like the 2020 rules, is a light touch approach that gives disputing parties and arbitrators the autonomy to adopt processes to suit individual matters and circumstances.

Join Amber Williams (CEO, Resolution Institute) and an esteemed panel to learn more about the Resolution Institute expedited arbitration process.


About presenter

Amber Williams

CEO, Resolution Institute

Amber is the CEO of Resolution Institute and works with the Board in setting and delivering the strategic direction of Resolution Institute to ensure the future success of the organisation, and to work in the interests of members to grow services and expand the profile of Resolution Institute and dispute resolution within the community. A strategic leader with a diverse background in both the private and public sectors, Amber was the CEO of the New South Wales Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and Chief Human Resources Officer for the New South Wales Department of Justice prior to her appointment as CEO of Resolution Institute in November 2019. In addition to her qualifications in human resource management, industrial relations and psychology, Amber is a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Toby Shnookal KC


Toby practices solely as a Neutral, and has done so since 2016 - Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Facilitator, Mediator, Adjudicator, He is one of very few Senior Counsel in Australia with engineering qualification and experience. He first qualified and gained experience as an engineer before starting his law career. At one time he owned and operated a small construction company. He has BE (Civil), LLB (Hons) and a diploma in International Arbitration (CIArb). He is NMAS accredited. He is a co-author of Brooking on Building Contracts 4th Edition. He did articles with Professor John Sharkey AM and read with the Honourable Justice Digby.

Dr Richard Manly KC

Richard practises in the area of building, construction and engineering disputes. He accepts instructions for arbitration, mediation, professional negligence, building construction, engineering, mining, resources and energy matters. Richard was admitted to the Bar in 1982. He completed his Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne in 1987, and a PhD at Monash University in 2019. He took silk in 2001. Richard is a nationally accredited Mediator, and a Grade 1 Arbitrator. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Sir Zelman Cowan Centre, College of Law and Justice, at Victoria University.


Thanks to MinterEllison, for generously hosting this event.