24 May 2018

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

With over 2500 participants at 28 conferences in 24 countries, Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series of 2016-17 brought together parties, judges, legal advisers, DR practitioners and academics across the globe to shape the way that we will deliver justice in the 21st century. The GPC series recognises that cross sector collaboration is essential to meet the challenges of effective dispute resolution.

As the Australian and New Zealand global partner of the GPC, Resolution Institute worked closely with Herbert Smith Freehills (global sponsor) and Kensington Swan to host conferences in Sydney and Auckland. Participants heard insights from leading voices, engaged in robust discussion and then cast votes on 20 core questions from four key categories. IMI (International Mediation Institute) with assistance from sponsors Herbert Smith Freehills and PwC has analysed the voting data and identified key insights particularly relating to commercial dispute resolution in this report:

  •        Efficiency is a key priority for parties when choosing DR processes
  •        Greater collaboration from advisors is expected in DR
  •        Global interest in emerging in mixed-mode dispute resolution
  •        Inhouse counsel are perceived to be far more receptive to DR options than external lawyers