Resolution Institute news

30 November 2021
CEO update | November 2021 | Introducing our new board, and thoughts on an important new report
30 November 2021
Aotearoa New Zealand update | November 2021
29 September 2021
CEO update | September 2021 | Celebrating our committees' and sub-committees’ stellar work, showcasing our new training offerings and more
29 September 2021
Aotearoa New Zealand update | September 2021
31 August 2021
CEO update | August 2021 | Focusing on operations and technology, and more updates
30 July 2021
CEO update | July 2021 | Rounding up the conference, and reflecting on achievements in the past year
30 July 2021
Aotearoa New Zealand update | July 2021
29 June 2021
CEO update | June 2021 | An important conference update, and a reminder to renew your membership
29 June 2021
Aotearoa New Zealand update | June 2021
1 June 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: Melissa Stubbings reflects on Indigenous mediation
31 May 2021
CEO update | May 2021 | Counting down to the conference, an important EOI, and the triennial review
28 May 2021
Aotearoa New Zealand update | May 2021
25 February 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: Family Court Merger will impact on vulnerable children
28 January 2021
CEO update | January 2021 | Welcome to a new year
19 June 2020
Dr. Jane Bolitho has been appointed as the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at the Wellington School of Business and Government
28 April 2020
CEO update | April 2020 | Adapting, being flexible and adding value
27 March 2020
CEO update | March 2020 | Planning for the new normal: our new initiatives and changes to CPD requirements
17 March 2020
CEO update | March 2020 | Covid-19 update
26 February 2020
CEO update | February 2020 | Celebrating special achievement, advocating mediation and looking forward…
11 February 2020
Federated Farmers SC welcomes next steps in farm debt mediation scheme
30 January 2020
CEO update | January 2020 | Our strategic direction
18 December 2019
CEO update | December 2019 | Building up a picture
31 October 2019
CEO update | October 2019 | Time to say farewell
30 September 2019
CEO update | September 2019 | Recap on brand awareness

A recap on brand awareness

31 August 2019
CEO update | August 2019 | Recap on keeping your profile up-to-date 
12 June 2019
MEDIA RELEASE - Former Chief Justice champions dispute resolution with Resolution Institute
30 April 2019
Congratulations to the finalists for the Australasian Law Awards
18 February 2019
FJS review panel chair on Radio NZ

Hear from Rosslyn Noonan on potential chances to the family justice system.

14 February 2019
Another 'down-under' winner of the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Congratulations to the the Auckland University Law School team and all those who supported them!

23 January 2019
Review Panel's initial thoughts on changes for the NZ family justice system

Consultation document outlines proposed changes.

16 November 2018
NZ Law Awards Mediator of the Year

Congratulations to the 2018 Mediator of the Year and all the finalists.

5 November 2018
MSB announces results of the Board election

The MSB has announced the results of the Board election, which took place at the 2018 AGM.

23 October 2018
Spotlight on practice conference

Wellington turned on the weather and facilitators and participants turned on the learning...

16 October 2018
Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service launched

intended as a 'one stop shop' to fast-track outstanding residential insurance claims.

28 September 2018
NZ Patron Hon Sir Ian Barker QC retires

The Board acknowledges Sir Ian’s contribution in more than 20 years of service as Patron.

17 September 2018
NZ Law Awards Mediator of the Year

Finalists for the 2018 Mediator of the year have been announced.

5 September 2018
Consultation opens for NZ FJS review

The panel appointed to review the 2014 Family Justice System Reforms announce consultation process.

1 August 2018
Panel announced to review 2014 FJS changes

NZ Minister of Justice announces panel and expert advisory group to review Family Justice System.

26 June 2018
Carol Powell awarded honorary life membership

The Board acknowledged Carol's significant contribution to DR in NZ and to Resolution Institute.

25 June 2018
Dispute resolution community mourns the passing of Sir Laurence Street

Resolution Institute honours Sir Laurence Street as its Patron and Honorary Life Member.

7 June 2018
'Mediation in New Zealand' launched

Annabel Shaw and Grant Morris launched their new book last night.

28 May 2018
2018 Michael Klug award and Luminary award night

RI acknowledged the achievements of Sarah Blake and contributions of ex-Chair Margaret Halsmith.

24 May 2018
GPC reports on 2016-17 input from those involved in DR

2500 participants cast their votes about what they consider the future directions of DR.

23 May 2018
Arbitrators and mediators in the spotlight at the Australasian Law Awards 2018

Congratulations to John Wakefield and Dr Anne Purcell.

23 May 2018
AAT boosts law students’ negotiation skills

Resolution Institute sponsored Noot competition promotes negotiation skills among law students.

17 May 2018
Mediation training scholarships

Congratulations to latest NZ recipients.

1 May 2018
NZ Govt Centre for DR

GCDR updated NZ members on their work and encouraging Government to greater use of DR.

30 April 2018
NZ Ministry of Justice releases reports

Read research reports looking at the Family Justice System reforms introduced in 2014.

28 March 2018
Function in NZ celebrates contributions to DR

Jane Schaverien and Colin McKenzie were remembered.

19 December 2017
Bernie Mayer workshops in Australia February 2018

Join Bernie Myers on getting to the heart of conflict.

24 November 2017
2017 NZ Law Awards Mediator of the Year

Congratulations to the 2017 Mediator of the Year and all the finalists.

16 November 2017
Conflict Resolution Conference 2017: papers available

Papers from the wide range of great presentations from the conference are now available.

9 November 2017
Over 300 people at 2017 Conflict Resolution Conference

Mediators and restorative facilitators gathered in Wellington last week.

3 September 2017
NZ Law Awards finalists announced

See finalists for the Resolution Institute sponsored Mediator of the Year Award.

21 July 2017
Resolution Institute sponsors ICC commercial mediation competition

University of Auckland received Resolution Institute prize for best Australian and New Zealand team.

12 July 2017
Legal Updates by Clayton Utz - an invaluable resource

Resolution Institute recognises the work of the case note drafters at breakfast event.

21 June 2017
GPC New Zealand - My Musings

Annabel Shaw, New Zealand GPC Local Organising Committee Chair shares her key takeaways.

19 June 2017
GPC Sydney - a participant's view

LOC member and panel moderator Stephen Lancken proposes a number of opportunities for practitioners.

13 June 2017
Resolution Institute responds to Security of Payment Laws review

Read the full submission on the Issues Paper by John Murray AM released February 2017.

13 June 2017
VIC member in Queen's Birthday honours list

Dr Gordon Langford Hughes AM appointed Member of the Order of Australia.

13 June 2017
Use of arb/med/arb by the same practitioner

Consider contributing to this international research by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

1 June 2017
Successful GPC conferences in Australia and New Zealand

Over 180 professionals attended the conferences held in Sydney and Auckland on 29 and 31 May.

22 May 2017
Resolution Institute responds to NSW Farm Debt Mediation Act review

Read the full submission to the Rural Assistance Authority.

16 May 2017
Strategic innovation project announced with ODR developer

MOU signed with tech company to provide members exclusive access to ODR platform.

13 April 2017
Contributions from the National Mediation Conference 2016 published

Articles based on papers published in a special issue of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal

13 April 2017
Resolution Institute's social media reaches more members

Staff members' contribution to new decentralised social media posting trial recognised.

10 April 2017
Resolution Institute prepares submissions

Members invited to submit their views on Security of Payments and NSW Farm Debt Mediation Act.

10 April 2017
Resolution Institute responds to proposed DR model provisions

Read the full submission to the New South Wales Law Reform Commission on the Discussion Paper.

7 April 2017
Commercial mediation users' perspectives

Latest research in a series on commercial mediation in NZ explores users' perspectives.

5 April 2017
Resolution Institute sponsors DR awards

Finalists for two new awards at the Australasian Law Awards announced.

20 March 2017
Research on tax disputes systems design published

Read the findings of this PhD research study to which Resolution Institute members had contributed.

20 March 2017
Asia-Pacific DR practitioners to meet in Jakarta

Indonesian Academy of Independent Mediators and Arbitrators (MedArbId) to host 3rd Annual Symposium.

20 March 2017
NSW Facilitative SIG organises successful breakfast discussion

More than 50 practitioners packed the venue at Holman Webb Lawyers in Sydney.

15 March 2017
Lawyers in mediation – how are they measuring up?

Share your experience and contribute to UNSW PhD research project.

14 March 2017
DR information sessions for business people in SA

SA Chapter Committee Chair and member present case study of resolving commercial conflict.

14 March 2017
Master class for adjudicators in Victoria

An opportunity for participants to improve their adjudication knowledge.

22 February 2017
Attend one of our webinars!

Resolution Institute is launching a series of webinar events from March 2017.

17 February 2017
Resolution Institute responds to Land Court of Queensland draft

Read the full response to the draft practice direction for 'Court Supervised Mediation' here.

2 February 2017
Fellow member honoured on Australia Day

Ian Bailey AM SC appointed Member of the Order of Australia for service to law, DR and education.

17 January 2017
Resolution Institute member to review security of payments legislation

Experienced adjudicator John Murray AM will undertake the wide-ranging review.

6 January 2017
Life member awarded in NZ honours list

David A R Williams QC admitted as Knight Companion for services to international law and arbitration

15 December 2016
Sydney Arbitration Week Great Debate

Heidi Jones and Erika Williams report on the successful event supported by McCullough Robertson.

14 December 2016
Resolution Institute attends FRSA 2016 national conference

This conference focused on measuring success in the family and relationship sector.

14 December 2016
Using neuroscience techniques in your mediation practice?

Share your experience and contribute to Bond University Juris Doctor thesis.

7 December 2016
Students sit for Advanced Arbitration course exam

28 students sat for the exam in centres across Australia.

6 December 2016
Resolution Institute holds successful Sydney Arbitration Week events

Events included The Great Debate and RAIF Arbitration Conference.

15 November 2016
Successful meeting with key legal professionals

Attendees at Sydney event enthusiastic about the services and facilities of Resolution institute.

11 November 2016
Resolution Institute comments on QLD farm debt mediation Bill

The Bill seeks to introduce a mandatory mediation scheme for farm business debt matters.

7 November 2016
Notice of Resolution Institute Annual General Meeting 2016

Monday 28 November 2016. All the details and the downloadable documents available here.

28 October 2016
Resolution Institute supports FRSA National Conference, Canberra

With a focus on measuring outcomes, this learning opportunity is of particular relevance to FDRPs.

21 September 2016
Mediating in a statutory context
19 September 2016
Resolution Institute at National Mediation Conference

National Mediation Conference on the Gold Coast was a great success.

6 September 2016
Resolution Institute responds to SA consultation paper on BCISP

Read our response to proposed changes to the BCIPA 2009 (SA) here.

6 September 2016
Resolution Institute makes submission to SA Retail Act review

Read our response to the Review here.

26 August 2016
GPC conferences launched

The Global Pound Conferences will be held in Sydney and Auckland in May and June (respectively) 2017

19 August 2016
Newcastle ADR Forum

Great day of networking and professional development - in pictures. Resources published shortly.

19 August 2016
Successful Melbourne events

Adjudicators welcomed the opportunity to discuss developments and opportunities with RI officials.

2 March 2015
Committee Handbook

The Board is pleased to publish this Handbook - a guide for all Chapter and member group committees.

11 November 2014
LEADR & IAMA: ADR voices unite

Members vote "yes" to integration between LEADR & IAMA.