6 December 2016

Resolution Institute holds successful Sydney Arbitration Week events

Resolution Institute was delighted to contribute to Sydney Arbitration Week, following our very successful contribution in 2015.

The Great Debate

More than 80 members and colleagues registered for this entertaining forum held on 21 November with a twist – retired judges arguing that they don’t make the best arbitrators and non- judges arguing that they do. The debaters – the Honourable Roger Gyles AO QC, the Honourable Murray Tobias, Malcolm Holmes QC and Janet Grey BArch MA M/AMA  – entered the spirit of the debate with good humour and energy, canvassing significant issues and promoting ideas for growing business. Resolution Institute thanks the debaters, the Master of Ceremonies, Russell Thirgood and the debate adjudicator, Steve Goldstein for their generous participation. Resolution Institute gives its sincere thanks to McCullough Robertson for hosting the debate in their Sydney office. Read a report on the event by Heidi Jones and Erika Williams >>

RAIF Arbitration Conference

Resolution Institute was privileged to host the 2016 conference of the Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF) on 25 November. Resolution Institute welcomed RAIF delegates from Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore to exchange information about growing arbitration in the region. A talented and experienced line-up of speakers discussed the theme of Building the future of arbitration through innovation. The conference attracted 50 attendees and was a unique opportunity for arbitrators to meet, learn and discuss developments in both international and domestic arbitration.

The conference was opened by the Supreme Court Justice of New South Wales Robert McDougall. Panel sessions considered being innovative in conducting arbitrations, managing costs and the potential for arbitration in family law. Guest speakers from fellow arbitral institutes in the South East Asian Region shared their views on the promotion, growth and practice of arbitration in the region, the Singapore experience and whether to litigate or arbitrate corporate disputes.

A gala dinner rounded off the day with the Honourable Neil Brown QC providing a very entertaining and erudite after dinner presentation.