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Mediation and confidentiality

18 September 2017

Time: 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
Venue: Belperio Clark Lawyers
94 Sturt Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

$25.00 Fellows and Professional members

$10.00 Associate members

$45.00 Non-members

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Monday 18 September, Adelaide

The promise of confidential discussions is one of the key attractions of mediation for disputing participants. Confidentiality frequently serves to support participants to disclose information, interests, personal or business implications relating to the dispute or conflict issue.

Join the SA Chapter and Ruth Beach to consider issues relating to confidentiality in mediation. The presentation will include exploration of:

  • The purpose of confidentiality
  • Definitions
  • National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) Practice Standards requirements in relation to confidentiality
  • Exceptions
  • Mediation agreement confidentiality clauses
  • Confidentiality in pre-mediation
  • Case law about confidentiality

Deepen your understanding about this fundamental element of mediation and simultaneously earn valuable CPD points.

About Ruth Beach

Ruth Beach is a nationally accredited mediator with more than 24 years experience as a lawyer. She is passionate about assisting people resolve their disputes in a timely manner, taking into consideration the reality of the situation. Ruth is accredited as a Family Dispute Resolution practitioner and is a facilitator for a restorative justice process assisting victims of abuse.

As a mediator, Ruth undertakes work on behalf of private clients and as a member of five mediation panels. On a voluntary basis, she is a member of the South Australian Law Society's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Resolution Institute Chapter in South Australia. She also volunteers in the Magistrates Court pre-action pro bono mediation scheme and has assisted in founding the Mediation Information Service in that court. In her legal practice, Ruth acts on behalf of clients in commercial and planning matters.