Learning & events

Newcastle Chapter 1 Day ADR Forum: Keeping on Track through Mediation with Professor Laurence Boulle, Nina Harding and Anthony Lo Surdo SC

Date TBA | Merewether Surfhouse

Friday 10 August 2018

In this workshop, led by experienced mediators, you will have the chance to discuss topical mediation issues in an open forum.

Professor Laurence Boulle will be talking on the topic 'Mediator Traps – Don’t go off the Rails'.

Nina Harding will focus on:

  • The Cost of Conflict, tips and thoughts from the coalface:
  • Some thoughts and stories on the cost of conflict and the benefits of resolution.
  • What makes happy people and what we can do to bring peace into the room?

Anthony Lo Surdo SC will be speaking on the topic 'Avoiding wasted opportunity': suggestions for implementing effective strategies to take parties towards settlement.

Come along willing to share your comments and prepared to ask questions.

Registrations include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

About the presenters

Dr Laurence Boulle is a freelance dispute resolution practitioner and academic. He practices as a mediator in several contexts, advises on dispute resolution policy and works locally and abroad – most recently in the Cook Islands and Mongolia. He is Director of Independent Mediation Services and of his consultancy firm resolveaboulle - see https://www.resolveaboulle.sydney.

Laurence has published books in seven jurisdictions on mediation and dispute resolution.He is currently co-chair of the Australian Dispute Resolution Association and chair of the National Mediation Conference. Among his present positions are Bell Wiese Professor of Legal Ethics at Newcastle University School of Law (fractional), Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Adjunct Professor at the Thomas More Law School, ACU, Sydney.

Nina Harding has over 20 years experience in resolving business and public interest disputes. She has mediated over two thousand disputes in a variety of different areas. Nina is a nationally accredited Mediator and a recognised expert in the area of dispute resolution. In addition to mediating disputes, Nina facilitates large meetings and also teaches Mediation, Dispute Resolution and Complaint Handling workshops. She regularly speaks at conferences and has taught thousands of people how to negotiate more effectively and resolve conflict. Nina Harding has lectured at numerous universities in Australia and overseas. Nina was recently appointed the Australian Film Code Conciliator.

Anthony Lo Surdo SC is accredited as an advanced mediator by Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR). He is also accredited by the New South Wales Bar Association under the National Mediator Accreditation System Standards (NMAS). He is a highly regarded and respected mediator who has developed particular expertise in the resolution of complex multi-party disputes.

As part of his ongoing commitment to excellence in mediation, in 2017 Anthony attained international mediation certification by both the International Mediation Institute and by the Singapore International Mediation Institute and in doing so joins a select number of mediators in Australia to achieve those qualifications.

In recognition of his specialist knowledge of mediation and sports law, in January 2016, Anthony was appointed by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) as a mediator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Anthony has been a member of the Supreme Court of NSW and the District Court of NSW Mediator Panels for several years. He is also a member of the mediation panels of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).

To know more about Anthony Lo Surdo SC, please visit www.silkmediator.com.au