Learning & events

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)

Time converter at worldtimebuddy.com

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.

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 speakers

Greg Burton SC

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.

Accessing the webinar

Webinars are run using Zoom as our online platform.

  • How do I access the ‘live’ webinar?

    You will receive the webinar (Zoom) link in your registration confirmation email.

  • How do I access the video of the webinar afterwards?

    You will be sent the video recording of the webinar within approximately 5 working days of the live webinar having run. The link to the recording of this webinar will remain active for at least 3 months from the date the webinar was run. After the webinar has run, we consult with the given presenter as to whether extended availability is possible, we are therefore not able to guarantee access beyond 3 months.

  • What do I need on my computer or device to watch a webinar?

    Zoom application

    System requirements

    You may join the webinar from your PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices (IOS or Android). Click here to learn about:

    • Supported operating systems, tablets and mobile devices
    • Supported browsers
    • Required device processor and RAM

    Internet connectivity

    • Join a Zoom test meeting to test your Internet connectivity.
    • Check here for recommended Internet bandwidth.


    • You will need speakers or headphones to listen to the speaker. Check that your headphones or speakers are connected and the volume is turned on (where applicable).
    • You may also need to check the Audio Settings on Zoom once you have logged in.
  • How can I access technical support?




    • Resolution Institute Sydney office : +61 2 9251 3366 (Landline) | 1800 651 650 (Freecall)
    • Resolution Institute Wellington office: +64 4 470 0110 (Landline) | 0800 453 237 (Freecall)

    Zoom Help Centre

    If you require urgent assistance and are unable to reach the Resolution Institute office, please contact Zoom Help Centre and choose Free or Pro plan subscribers - Chat Live to begin the chat session. You will be required to provide the event’s Webinar ID that’s on your confirmation email. Zoom chat support is available 24/7.