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Webinar | COVID-19: Resolving Commercial Lease Disputes - Mediation

with Greg Burton SC, Norman Friedrich and Evatt Styles

Tuesday 14 July 2020 | Online

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)

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COVID-19: Resolving Commercial Lease Disputes - Mediation

Create certainty during uncertain times by equipping yourself, your client or your business with the tools to effectively resolve COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct (CCLCC) disputes through mediation.

The Benefits: Understand the CCLCC framework; how to diagnose applicable disputes, initiate, prepare and mediate commercial lease disputes. This is an opportunity to obtain valuable insights from the perspectives of a mediator, advocate, judicial officer and legal adviser.

The Panel: A rare opportunity to hear speakers with diverse experience from the NSW Small Business Commission, NSW Civil Administrative Tribunal, Resolution Institute and Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee in Dispute Resolution for the Law Society of New South Wales.

The Importance: There is no doubt that the chasm of commercial uncertainty will widen and deepen when debt and eviction moratoriums come to an end. Eliminate doubt by creating certainty for commercial tenants, landlords and financial institutions by exploring facilitative dispute resolution opportunities now.

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About the speakers

Greg Burton SC
FCIArb FRI TEP

Gregory Burton SC practises primarily in commercial/equity matters, at trial and appellate levels, from 5 Wentworth Chambers, with a focus on corporations, finance and securities, insolvency, insurance, trusts, property (intellectual, personal real) and succession/family provision.

Greg took silk in 2004. He has been a Supreme Court referee. Greg is also a long-standing NMAS-accredited mediator, an arbitrator and expert determiner and is a domain name dispute determiner for auDA. Greg edits and co-authors a banking and finance law journal and text. He has authored and edited books, articles and commentary, and speaks on aspects of commercial law/equity, public law and ADR.

He is Procurator (church counsel) for the Presbyterian Church of Australia, federally and in some States, and has chaired or been involved with dispute panels for private organisations. Since March 2017 he has been a part-time Senior Member in NCAT's Appeal Panel and Consumer and Consumer Division.

Norman Friedrich

Norman Friedrich has been employed with the NSW State Government for over 12 years. From 2008 to 2011 he provided mediation services under the Retail Leases Act 1994, and since 2011 has been part of the mediation team at the NSW Small Business Commission.

Norman is an NMAS accredited mediator and specialises in commercial disputes, including retail and commercial leasing matters. Norman is passionate about dispute resolution processes that are focussed on the people involved in a dispute, and instilling within them a desire to take ownership of outcomes.

Evatt Styles
MIL, LLM, PRI, MCIArb, GAICD, Acc Spec (Commercial Litigation), Acc Spec (Dispute Resolution)

Evatt is a Senior Associate at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers and is a dual Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, and in Dispute Resolution. Evatt’s skill and knowledge in constructively resolving disputes is recognised by his membership of the Dispute Resolution sub-committee of the Law Society of NSW.

Evatt has acted for domestic and international clients (from small to mid-size businesses, individuals, such as directors, not for profit charities, sporting organisations, institutions to listed/unlisted companies) in commercial dispute resolution, urgent injunctive relief (search, seize and freeze orders), equity, insolvency, sports and cross border disputes.

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