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Participating in commercial mediations as a legal advisor

27 April 2017

Time: 5:00 PM -6:15 PM
Venue: The Sir Harry Gibbs Room
The Bar Association of Queensland
Level 1, Inns of Court
107 North Quay

$25.00 Members

$10.00 Students

$35.00 Non-members

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In collaboration with the Bar Association of Queensland

Thursday, 27 April

Join the Queensland Chapter Committee for this panel discussion between three of Australia’s most preeminent barrister-mediators on the fundamentals and nuances of acting as legal advisor in commercial mediations.

The panel will address the role of mediators and legal representatives participating in and preparing for mediations and how they can engage most effectively to best resolve disputes and optimise client outcomes.

Early and mid-career practitioners wanting to develop mediation experience are strongly encouraged to attend. The panel discussion is also bound to be of interest to senior practitioners and established mediators looking for authoritative answers and useful tips and insights from a panel with many decades’ mediation experience.

Jointly hosted with the Bar Association of Queensland, the panel will be introduced by the Hon. Richard Chesterman AO RFD QC on behalf of the Queensland Chapter Committee.

About our speakers

Hon. Ian Callinan AC was called to the bar in 1965 and took silk in 1978. He served as a justice of the High Court of Australia between February 1998 and September 2007 and was president of the Queensland Bar Association from 1984 to 1987 and of the Australian Bar Association from 1984 to 1985. In 2014 he served as a judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Queensland.

Hon. Ian Callinan AC has served as the chairperson of many commissions of enquiry and dispute resolution panels. He is in demand as an arbitrator and mediator throughout Australia and Asia, and in London, with practices based in 9 Selbourne Chambers Sydney and Level 11 Inns of Court Brisbane. He is an honorary Fellow of Resolution Institute.

James Bell QC was called to the bar in 1978 and took silk in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland and a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge.

James is recognised as a mediator-of-choice for major commercial disputes throughout Australia. He is also a leader of the Queensland bar in the fields of commercial trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, and commissions of enquiry. He practices from Carbolic Chambers in Brisbane.

Rebecca Treston QC was called to the bar in 1996 and took silk in 2013. She served as a member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission between 2007 and 2010 and in 2013, during which appointments she contributed to a series of influential reports on topics including succession law (2008), guardianship law (2010), and the Trusts Act 1973 (2013). Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology.

As well as being an outstanding mediator of commercial disputes, Rebecca is acclaimed for her specialist expertise in succession law and as a mediator of succession law disputes. She practices from Callinan Chambers in Brisbane and is a member of Hemmant’s List.