LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers


  February 2016 Visit www.resolution.institute

Legal update

To stay or to leave? When can the Federal Court exercise its discretion to grant leave to serve out documents relating to matters that may be subject to foreign arbitration?
Jasmin Solar Pty Ltd v Trina Solar Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 1453 >>

Thanks to Karen Ingram (Partner) and Jamesina McLeod from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of the Legal Update

Articles and Resources

Valentine's success according to DR experts    
law.harvard.eduIn a program organised by Harvard Law School Negotiators, DR professional were asked to share how negotiation techniques translate into romantic attachments >>

The big picture behind arbitration 'wins' 
jdsupra.com: Based on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) 2015 report, Securities mediator, Dana Pescosolido asserts that most arbitrators use the 'split the baby' principle >> 

Transformative learning through Restorative Justice (RJ) 
VIDEO rji.com: Amy Bintliff, an educator and RJ practitioner uses real life examples of teaching tolerance to the next generation, using DR techniques >>

Innovative solutions for arbitral accountability 
lexology.com: Keeping up with recent trends to enhance user faith in arbitration, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre recently introduced 'Arbitrator Report Cards' >>

Matching the process to the workplace 
arbitrate.com: Cecilia Iro-Cunningham of Nova Southeastern University explores the collaboration of arbitration with mediation for improving professional relationships >> 

When pre-dispute clauses produce 'underdog' claims
papers.ssrn.com: Ramona Lampley of St. Mary University School of Law proposes some interesting tactics to resolve the issue of transparency in mandatory arbitration >> 

Combating complaint escalation with efficient handling
lexology.com: In light of recent changes to the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) Sabine Phillips of Gadens suggests that implementing clear and reasonable conduct processes reduces further action being taken >>

Arbitration in the era of climate change
kluwerarbitration.com: With environmental justice at the heart of many international disputes this century, arbitration has been recognised as an attractive negotiation tool >>

Australian & New Zealand news

Australasian universities achieve clean sweep at ICC mediation conference
Resolution Institute member, Steve Lancken provides highlights of the prestigious wins at the 11th International Commercial Mediation Competition >> 

Review of NZ's Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) released
justice.govt.nz: The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has published the findings of their research into FDR service and mandatory self-representation >> 

Victorian DR practitioner acknowledged in Australia Day Awards  
smh.com.au: Recognised for his distinguished service to international and national law, in the area of arbitration, and to legal education as an academic and author, Dr Michael Pryles received the Officer (AO) award >>

Construction Contracts Act 2004 Annual Report
commerce.wa.gov.au: This detailed report covers all activities of the State’s construction industry in relation to the Act >>

Australia's DR industry from a global perspective  
ibisworld.com: Providing strategic insight and analysis on Australia's DR services, this IBISWorld report identifies how Government schemes and the rising cost of litigation have boosted the industry >> 

Australia as global mediation standard setter 
mediate.com: 6th Symposium of the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage revealed that Quebec is looking to Australia for the 'keys to success' for mandated DR >>

Early indicators positive for pilot of pro bono mediation service for voluntary sector
Voluntas initial offerings to pilot a program, of no-cost conflict resolution services at to the NSW volunteer sector, receiving positive feedback >> 

WA adjudications predicted to rise in 2016 
squirepattonboggs.com: In this month's edition of Construction Matters, Squire Patton Boggs report on the contributing factors behind increased adjudications at the start of 2016 >>

7th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Conference hailed a success
Forum President, Prof Dale Bagshaw reports that this recent Indonesian event was ‘extremely successful’ >>

International news

INTL: Steps taken for 'tsunami' of international tax disputes 
lexology.com: The Taxation Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) prioritises DR mechanisms for the global business community >>

GENEVA: New mediator enters dispute in the Middle East 
nytimes.com: Staffan de Mistura, the third United Nations mediator in the Syrian conflict attempts to re-open negotiations for the first time since 2014 >>

CHINA: Validity of South China Sea arbitration questioned
the diplomat.com: Wu Shicun, Senior Fellow of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies argues that the Tribunal's decision lacks impartiality and risks escalating the conflict >>

USA: US and Argentina seek an end to long-running legal dispute 
washingtontimes.com: Negotiations over debts accrued in 2001 are expected to resume this month under Court-appointed mediator, Daniel Pollack >>

PNG: Mediation techniques repair decade-long armed conflict  
abc.net.au: Peace Building Adviser, Dr Naihuwo Ahai says a 5-stage process is being used to reconcile former warring factions >>

DUBAI: Free and speedy DR services resolving business disputes  
emirates247.com: Following international best practices in DR, the Department of Economic Development (DED) is turning complaints around within 10 days >>

Keeping your CPD updated

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

Any Resolution Institute 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 >> 

What's on

Resolution Institute events

VIC Mediation SIG event: The broader context of workplace conflict >> 
Melbourne, 1 March 

WA Chapter event: Confidentiality-A professional dilemma >>
Perth, 2 March 

Wellington practice group: The Mediated Agreement >>
Wellington, 2 March 

Hamilton networking group: Geoff Kay-A career in mediation >>
Hamilton, 7 March 

Auckland networking group: 'Upskilling' - Who is the zoo are you? >> 
Auckland, 8 March 

VIC Arbitration and Determinative DR SIG event: An introduction to arbitration >>
Melbourne, 16 March 

Multiple location events

Probity Services Accreditation Course >> 

Assessing suitability & preparing clients for mediation (1 day skill extender) >>

Mediation 5 day training >>

Mediation 'Refresher' training days >>

Mediator assessments >>

CINERGY™ 4 day conflict coaching >> 

CINERGY™ 2 day 'Refresher' training >> 

Other CPD & training

Mini PD Workshops: Monday Modules and Thursday Topics >>
with Margaret Halsmith
ONLINE, Feb - June

Self-determination and empowerment when threat is perceived: A structured, depersonalising strategy >>
with Sandra Walden Pearson
Sydney, 29 
Resolution Institute members receive discount + free ebook

Immigrant and refugee women today: Legal, health and social issues >>
with ADRA and ANZAPPL 
Sydney, 2 March

Conversational leadership: Inspiring people, inspiring change >>
with RUOK? 

Melbourne, 4 March 
Sydney, 18 March

Using shame to influence government and systemic change >>
with PEN International President Jennifer Clement 
Sydney, 5 March

The Judiciary's delicate balance: Judicial independence, self-management, transparency and public accountability >>
with Fulbright Professor Ingo Keilitz 

Melbourne, 7 March

Sydney Mediation Practice Group session >>
with InterMEDIATE Dispute Management Pty Ltd
Sydney, 7 Mar

Talent, fame and intrigue: The ethical, moral, legal and practical considerations in DR practice >>
with the Law Society of NSW ADR Committee
Sydney, 7 Mar

Start me, grow me small business forum >>
with BizHub
Ringwood, 9 Mar 

Introduction to Elder Mediation >>
with Amanda Molomby
Melbourne, 18-20 Mar 2016
Sydney, 15-17 Apr 2016

Arbitral women: Panel discussion >>
with Australian Disputes Centre

Sydney, 15 March

Community engagement training >>
with UTS and IAP2
27, 28 & 29 April and 25 & 26 May

Shifting the focus: From mediating the problem to mediating the moment >>
with Margaret Ross
Tuscany, 18-25 June 

Cross-border mediation in civil and commercial matters >>
with European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (EMTPJ)
Brussels, 15-26 Aug 

Dispute Resolution Research Forum >>
with the National Mediation Conference
Gold Coast, 15 September 


The Second International Women's Conference: Improving the role of women in DR, evolution or revolution >>
Paris, 16 March

World Mediation Summit:  The Art Of Mediation >>
Madrid, 7-10 June

National Mediation Conference 2016: Thought, Innovation and Creativity >>
Surfers Paradise, 12-14 Sept

Save the date! 2016 ADR Research Roundtable >>
Tasmania, 9-11 Dec

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