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The role of the Supreme Court in Arbitration

26 April 2017

Time: 5:15 PM -7:00 PM
Venue: Corrs Chambers Westgarth Perth
Brookfield Place Tower 2
6/123 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

This event is complimentary for members and guests.

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Wednesday, 26 April

The achievement of uniformity in principles and procedures is an acknowledged means by which courts may more efficiently support, facilitate and supervise domestic and international arbitrations. The introduction of the Supreme Court Arbitration Rules (2016) (WA) (Arbitration Rules), which largely mirror similar rules in the Federal Court and Victoria, represents a significant step in that regard.

Chief Justice Wayne Martin has previously stated that it is important for the courts to do whatever they can to encourage and facilitate commercial arbitration. In that regard, the introduction of the Arbitration Rules sends a positive signal to stakeholders.

Join our guest speaker Glyn Watson who will consider the likely benefits of the rules from a practitioner perspective.

Resolution Institute thanks Corrs Chambers Westgarth who are generously hosting this event.

About Glyn Watson

Glyn specialises in the strategic management and conduct of large scale, complex disputes, arbitrations, and alternative dispute resolution matters across a range of industry sectors. He recently joined the Corrs team from a background in commercial litigation. He has represented clients before all levels of Australian Courts. In the construction and energy and resources sectors he has acted for resource companies and a major infrastructure construction principal, on domestic and international arbitrations, payment disputes and related proceedings in relation to large scale projects.