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Webinar recording | Family Arbitration – the first three years
with Judge Joe Harman
pre-recorded | Online
Whilst arbitration has been referred to within the Family Law Act since 1991, it was not until the introduction of amended Family Law Rules in April 2016 that it became possible for Courts to order arbitration.
This webinar considers data collected by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia of the matters referred to arbitration in the three years from 1 April 2016 to 1 April, 2019.
This data deals with the number of matters referred to arbitration, how they have been concluded, the applications made to object to registration, review or set aside awards and the growing body of precedent relating to these matters.
Consideration were also be given to who is conducting arbitration, the role of self-representation in arbitration and challenges and proposals for the future use of arbitration.
About the speaker
Judge Joe Harman
Judge Harman was appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in June 2010.
Prior to joining the Court, Judge Harman had, for over 25 years, worked in private practice as a lawyer and as a mediator/FDRP in private and community (FRC) practice. Judge Harman has also lectured in family law at the University of Western Sydney and presently lectures at Sydney University.
Judge Harman received a NSW Premier’s Stop Domestic Violence award in 2005, was a finalist for the National Children’s Lawyer of the Year Award in 2010, a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Commission Law Award in 2013 and in 2015 received a Resolution Institute award for promotion of excellence in dispute resolution. Judge Harman is presently enrolled in the PhD program at Bond University researching the impact of confidentiality upon obtaining and presenting evidence of family violence.
Outside of practice, for many years Judge Harman was involved in community radio presenting programs on legal issues as well as a long running children’s program “Dream Time".