LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers


  January 2015 Visit www.leadriama.org

Legal update

BBG v Elders
Delaying enforcement: nothing worth having comes easy - temporary stay not granted despite pending arbitration between the same parties >>

KNM Process Systems v Mission NewEnergy

To be or not be a party to arbitration? Deciphering when parties claiming 'through or under" another party to an arbitration agreement will be a party to the arbitration under the International Arbitration Act (Cth) 1974 >> 

Thanks to Sherif Alam, Grace Feehan and Julie Granger from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

Australian and New Zealand news


Proposed reforms to BCISOP 2014 Regulation 

cdilawyers.com.au: Based on feedback from public consultations, the NSW Government seeks to better protect retention monies for subcontractor payments >> 

Highlights from Sydney’s Arbitration Week 2014 

Allens Linklaters: The Allens Arbitration group provides a wrap-up of events and discussions addressing current issues in arbitration from a series of major international conferences >>

Law Institute of Victoria appoints conciliator as CEO

associations.net.au: Referred to as “an innovative leader” by Geoff Bowyer, Nerida Wallace brings a breadth of experience in diverse legal settings including several dispute resolution bodies >>

NZ’s recent sexual harassment case highlights the magnitude of confidentiality 

PODCAST radio.co.nz: After the resignation of CERA chief executive Roger Sutton, Dr Jackie Blue echoes public concern over the professional sanctity of work-place mediation >>

Mediators speak nationally about ADR 

PODCAST radio.co.nz: Offering useful tips regarding neighbourhood disputes, AMINZ and the Disputes Tribunal explain how they handle complaints requiring intervention >>  

International news

Netherlands: Highlights of the new Dutch Arbitration Act

lexology.com: Positing the Netherlands as an arbitration-friendly venue, the Dutch legislator has created considerable improvements to the 1986 Act >>

Singapore: International ADR facility

clydeco.com: Having recently opened the International Commercial Court, Singapore now offers a suite of dispute resolution options for the business industry >>

India: ADR as a vital alternative to a 300 year backlog 
financialexpress.com: Disposing of more than 2.4 million pending cases already, Chief Justice, HL Dattu employs inventive options, including judicial mediation, arbitration and traditional Lok Adalats >>

Canada: The new Family Law Act 2013 encourages families into mediation
Supporting innovative ADR solutions, the Justice Ministry has launched a pilot project for low income families to access services from Mediate BC Society >>

Kenya: “Selective” justice for Kuria’s hate speech? 
The public questions the use of conciliation over alleged sentencing discrepancy between MP Moses Kuria, and a Kenyatta University student >>

USA: Mediation defuses Detroit’s major bankruptcy players
Choosing mediation over judicial intervention enables Detroit to start rebuilding >>

United Kingdom: Honesty really is the best policy around conflict of interest 
lexology.com: Appointing an adjudicator based on misleading answers, Eurocomac has had their application for summary judgement refused >>   


The 2nd World Mediation Summit calls for 2015 submissions 
Pivoting around the theme - “Mediation: Emerging from the Shadows into the Spotlight”, this international event is now accepting presentations, papers and workshop proposals from interested presenters >>

Complaints Resolution Facilitator at Real Estate Agents Authority in NZ
Two opportunities (short term and permanent full time) have arisen for the right candidates to be responsible for facilitating early resolution of complaints with referral to ADR if required. Go to www.reaa.govt.nz  or contact deborah.frost@reaa.govt.nz >>

Professional indemnity and public liability

LEADR & IAMA members can access a competitive insurance package through AON Insurance. Learn more here >>

What's on

LEADR & IAMA training

Mediation, 5 day >>

Assessment of mediator competency >>

CINERGY™ conflict coaching,
4 day >>

Sydney, 23-26 Feb
Melbourne, 10-13 March 

Canberra, 23-26 March
Wellington, 20-23 Apr 
Adelaide, 5-8 May
Perth, 4-7 Aug  

Online group supervision >>

Mediating workplace bullying complaints >>
Auckland, 17 March
Wellington, 18 March

NZ Family Dispute Resolution >>
Auckland, 25 March
Wellington, 18 May

Developing an effective mediation intake process >>
Canberra, 20 Feb 

Negotiation Workshop >>
Auckland, 24 March 

Other CPD & training

The role of insight in coaching and how it changes the brain webinar

with Dr David Rock 
Online, 13 Feb at 11am - 12pm (AEDST)  

CDI Lawyers half day seminar on construction contracts >> 

Milton, 5 March

REAL dialogue workshop >>
with Parlure Consulting
Balmain, 20 Feb 

15% discount to LEADR & IAMA members

Keeping your LEADR & IAMA CPD updated

Save time by keeping your CPD record as you go. Simply login to the Members Area of the LEADR & IAMA website and select My Account - CPD & Practice Hours.

Any LEADR & IAMA events you attend will automatically be listed, and you can add other events as you like and all will be saved in one place for your re-accreditation. Login to start adding to your CPD now >> 


Restorative Practices International Conference >>
Hobart, 23-24 March 2015

Mediators Beyond Borders International Congress >>
Bucharest, Romania
23-26 April 2015

2nd World Mediation Summit >> 
Madrid, 29 June-2 July

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