Learning & events

New wine in old arbitration bottles. Conflicts, costs and stays

with Scott Ellis and Lee Panotidis

Thursday 26 May 2022 | 5pm–7.30pm AWST | Jackson McDonald, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth

This seminar will cover key court judgments regarding arbitration delivered in the last 18 months, with a particular focus on the decisions concerning costs, the proper construction of arbitration clauses, stay of proceedings and arbitrator bias or conflict of interest.

This seminar is for arbitrators, lawyers and dispute resolution practitioners who specialise or are involved in arbitration.

The event will help attendees:

  • stay informed regarding developments in arbitration law
  • reduce the risk of arbitrator disqualification for bias or conflict
  • gain CPD points

Join us over a glass of wine and network with your peers before and after the event.

Don't worry if you can't attend in person, we will be live streaming. Please Click here to register if you are unable to attend in person.

About the speaker:

Scott Ellis

Scott is a barrister, grade 1 arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator practicing from Francis Burt Chambers.

Scott has a broad experience in all types of commercial disputes, including building and construction, contracts and commercial agreements, companies and partnerships, superannuation, planning and development, valuation, trade practices, access disputes and customs law.

Scott is also the Acting Corruption and Crime Commissioner, a Senior Sessional member at the State Administrative Tribunal and a member of the National Sports Tribunal. Before going to the Bar, he was a partner at Freehills for a number of years.

Lee Panotidis

Lee is a partner of Tottle Partners and specialises in onshore and offshore construction and engineering matters, with a back and front end practice including the preparation and negotiation of contracts, project advisory, risk strategy and claims management advice. Lee acts in litigation in various courts and tribunals, mediation, expert determination, arbitration and adjudication, both in WA and in other jurisdictions.