LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers


  March 2015 Visit www.leadriama.org

Legal update

Andent Pty Ltd v Thornhill Machine Tools Australia Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 647
Considerations in recognising, enforcing or setting aside an arbitral award >>

Thanks to Simon Ellis and Karen Ingram from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of this Legal Update.

Australian and New Zealand news


National mediator accreditation revised Standards released

The Mediator Standards Board (MSB) has released the long awaited revision of the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) to be implemented from 1 July 2015.
Memo from MSB Chair >>
Revised NMAS >>

Empowering NZ’s independent dispute resolution bodies for quake-related cases

interest.co.nz: Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister, Paul Goldsmith, considers a revised rulings ‘cap’ for ADR so that insurers and complainants can ‘unclog’ High Court >> 

Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network calls for papers

For its September 'Round Table", the Network invites researchers to submit papers >>

Court’s decision risks enforceability of security of payment legislation 

hhg.com.au: A recent Victorian Supreme Court ruling reflects alarming inconsistencies in applications for adjudication awards by insolvent contractors >>

A new regime for sustainable arbitration in Australia

mondaq.com: Reflecting on past attempts to place Sydney as the ‘regional hub’ for international dispute resolution, Holman Webb Lawyers suggest the creation of an arbitration culture >>

Draft legislation released for an Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

bfb.ministers.treasury.gov.au: Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Bruce Billson, announces release of this legislation and invites submissions by 7 April >>

Dunedin Council proves commitment to the ADR process

odt.co.nz: In an escalating dispute over the Council’s decline to paint and repair a landmark building, participants have agreed to court-assisted mediation >>

Australian law firm incorporates dispute specialists into global construction practice

cdr-news.com: With soon-to-be-open offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Pinsent Masons has recruited international arbitration experts to negotiate conflicts in the energy and infrastructure sectors >>

International news

BANGLADESH: Commercial industry spurred to action by global context of mediation

thefinancialexpress-bd.com: In a co-organised workshop on commercial mediation, the country’s business leaders echoed the need for increased ADR as a necessary means for trade and investment to flourish >> 

JAMAICA: Ministry of Justice petitions restorative justice programme 

restorativejusticeinternational.com: Proposing legislation that will guarantee confidentiality and ‘enshrine’ a referral system, Justice Minister, Mark Golding, envisions rehabilitation for offenders and the judicial system >>  

USA: ‘Bilateral Arbitration Treaty (BAT)’ launches off the drawing board

kluerarbitrationblog.org: Proposing default arbitration as a mechanism for international commercial disputes, International Arbitration Group Chair, Gary Born, has released his innovative draft model for public comment >>

International: A ‘first of its kind’ resource for mediation and negotiation training

iccwbo.org: Described as a ‘golden and diverse’ contribution to excellence in mediation, the ICC has released a book of role play scenarios derived from its international competition >>     

FRANKFURT: The ‘sophistication’ of international investment arbitration redeemed

kluwerarbitrationblog.org: Providing much needed clarity around questions of legal protection, a recent ruling by OLG Frankfurt strengthened public trust in arbitration to efficiently resolve intra-EU disputes>>  

DUBLIN: Restorative practice swims against dark undercurrent

restorativeworks.net: Providing healing for victims and perpetrators of sexual violence, Dublin’s ‘One in Four’ is leading the way in holistic codes of conduct for curative organisations >>


Position for Mediation Team Leader 
Working for Central Desert Regional Council, this role is responsible for Community leaders in Yuendumu community >>

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Conference call for submissions on arbitration
For International Conference on Arbitration Discourse and Practice in Asia, papers are invited by 30 April >>

National Indigenous Conferences call for submissions
Focusing on empowerment, leadership and self-determination, presenters are invited to contribute to five upcoming events in 2015 >>

The Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei call for papers 
Invitation extended to arbitration experts for submissions for 2015 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation in September >> 

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 courses >>

Mediation 'Refresher' workshops >>

Assessment of mediator competency >>

CINERGY™ conflict coaching,
4 day >>

Wellington, NZ, 20-23 April
Sydney, 28 Apr-1 May 
Adelaide, 5-8 May
Melbourne, 14-17 July

Perth, 4-7 August   

Online group supervision >>

Other CPD & training

Responding effectively to workplace grievance and other symptoms of stress >>

with VADR and VARJ   presented by Murray Bickerdike, Zandy Fell, Dr David Moore and Dr Anna Chapman
Melbourne, 16 April

The Adjudication Forum seminar >>
with Max Tonkin, Anthony Igra, and Robert Sundercombe
Sydney, 22 April

Conflict transformation in group conferencing training >> 
with LaTrobe University  
Melbourne, 24-26 August

10% discount offered 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 >> 


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

Facilitation & Mediation of Public & Environmental Conflicts >>
5-7 May

International Arbitration Week 2015 >>
Sponsored by LEADR & IAMA 
Kuala Lumpur

7-9 May ​

ISDS: A Way Forward >>
Brussels, Belgium
27 May

Mediation workshop for practising mediators >>
Tuscany, 20-27 June

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

Identity-based conflict resolution certificate >>
Bar-Ilan Univeristy,  
Israel, 5-30 July

Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Conference  >>
Sponsored by LEADR & IAMA 
Jakarta, 7-9 October ​

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