Webinar | The Non-Responsive Respondent! – Taking arbitration forward and how? with Russell Thirgood and Erika Williams

Date TBA | Zoom Webinar
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST) | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (NZST)

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The Non-Responsive Respondent! – Taking arbitration forward and how?

What can a party or an arbitrator do when faced with a non-responsive respondent?

Russell Thirgood and Erika Williams will address this issue from the perspective of both arbitrator and counsel to provide you with guidance as to how to progress arbitration proceedings through to an enforceable award when the respondent does participate in the process.

This webinar is relevant to arbitrators and legal practitioners who represent parties in arbitration proceedings.

Register yourself and gain valuable CPD points.

Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording within 5 working days after the event.

About the presenters

Russell Thirgood, BA/LLB (Hons), LLM (I Hons) Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution, Grade 1 Arbitrator (Resolution Institute), Dip. Construction Law, Dip. International Arbitration (CIA), Negotiation (Harvard Law School), Cert of Mediation (NMAS)

Russell, Arbitrator, Head of Arbitration and Partner at McCullough Robertson, is a highly regarded construction claims lawyer and a practising international and domestic arbitrator.

Russell is recognised for his work in major and complex disputes, having advised some of the world’s largest mining and construction companies, ASX-listed companies and Australian government entities. As Head of the Arbitration Group at McCullough Robertson, he has led teams of over 80 lawyers in some of the largest construction claims in Australia delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in value to his clients.

Erika Williams
LLB (Hons), BA (Japanese Studies), Dip (International Commercial Arbitration)

Erika, Senior Associate at McCullough Robertson, is a leading international commercial arbitration practitioner having acted in some of the largest disputes resolved through arbitration in Australia. She also provides expert dispute resolution advice to parties engaged in business with foreign entities or entering into foreign investment opportunities.

Erika specialises in international commercial arbitration utilising her broad range of general commercial litigation experience. Additionally, she regularly advises in private international law assisting clients with issues in cross-jurisdictional disputes.

Erika’s specialist knowledge of international arbitration allows her to advise clients on arbitration agreements when negotiating contracts, act as counsel in arbitration proceedings and assist in enforcing arbitration agreements and awards in the court system.

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Registration and login details

Detailed login information will be emailed to registrants as soon as the registration process is completed.


If you are unable to attend the event, this session will be recorded and all registered participants will receive access to the recording 5 working days after the event. You will have access to the recording until 31 December 2018.


This event will contribute 1 hour of CPD under NMAS and Resolution Institute accreditation schemes.

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Resolution Institute, Sydney, (02) 9251 3366

Resolution Institute, Wellington, (04) 470 0110