LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers


  March 2016 Visit www.resolution.institute

Legal update

When will a public policy defence prevent the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award? 
Gutnick v Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd [2016] VSCA 5 >>

Thanks to Karen Ingram (Partner) and Shirley-Anne Hu from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of the Legal Update

Articles and Resources

Victoria Building Authority updates improved   
vba.vic.gov.auVBA monthly mail updates are now being published in a new improved format. Subscribe here >>

Mediation styles used in New Zealand employment disputes
Grant Morris, NZ member from Victoria University of Wellington, shares the original version of his article published in Conflict Resolution Quarterly (Nov ed.) >> 

Global guide on enforcement of arbitral awards 
ukpracticallaw.com: Part of ‘The Enforcement of Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Commercial Matters Global Guide’, this guide provides country-specific analysis on issues involved in enforcement of awards >>

Enforcing agreements concluded in mediation
kluwermediationblog.com: This article looks at the potential role of the mediator in enforcement that UNCITRAL might be considering >>

Facebook's dispute management system under scrutiny
adrresearch.net: How can the system be changed to address procedural fairness and the power over censorship >>

Gain an international perspective on arbitration
Published by Holman Fenwick Willan the International Arbitration Quarterly bulletin includes articles from the Middle East, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam >>

Know your style to understand your impact
kluwermediationblog.com: Identify your style to recognise its potential effect on the mediation >>

Apartment living raises challenges
adrresearch.net: With increasing numbers sharing vertical living, property managers can have a role in dispute resolution >>

New arbitration resource launched
law.missouri.edu: Launched by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution (CSDR), the website provides a comprehensive source of information about arbitration >> 

Community mediation - a grassroots social change movement? 
WEBINAR adrhub.com: An overview of the hallmarks of community mediation in practice >>

How can mediation help families solve conflict with elderly relatives? 
AUDIO cbc.ca: In this interview, mediator Joan Braun explains how mediation can help everyone come to an agreement about the best course of action >>

Australian & New Zealand news

Changes to NZ Employment Mediation Services
mbie.govt.nz: The NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is rolling out changes to its Employment Services over the next 12 months >> 

Double recovery as a challenge to the enforcement of an arbitral award
allens.com.au: Victorian Court of Appeal refuses application for leave to appeal against enforcement of arbitral award >> 

Judicial appointment to QLD Family Court welcomed
lexology.com: Even with this appointment, long delays until trial can be relieved by greater use of ADR >> 

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to be retained
lexology.com: Following an extensive consultation period, the Federal Government announces that the Commission will be retained >> 

Partner of the Year Awards finalists revealed 
lawyersweekly.com.au: Finalists for the inaugural Lawyer Weekly Partner of the Year Awards across 23 practice area-based categories, including DR announced >>

International news

EUROPEAN UNION: Increased efficiency for resolution of EU cross border disputes 
lexology.com: Online dispute resolution platform goes live >>

UK: Privy Council rules on option to arbitrate
kluwerarbitration.blog: Where there is a choice between litigation and arbitration, commencing litigation does not prevent the second party from referring a dispute to arbitration >>

IRELAND: Court decision indicates factors influencing referral to ADR 
mhc.ie: In a recent decision, the Irish Court of Appeal elucidates circumstances leading to parties being directed to ADR >>

USA: Supreme Court creates precedent for consumer arbitration
kluwerarbitrationblog.com: The December decision may make the USA and the EU diverge even further but a unified approach might be reached in future >>

USA: Court rules on arbitration clause in employee handbook
lexology.com: A New Jersey Court has ruled that use of arbitration language in a handbook does not create a contract to arbitrate >>

What's on

Resolution Institute events

VIC Adjudication SIG event: Supreme Court rules on suitability of DR process >> 
Hawthorn, 30 March 

Wellington Practice Group: Can an Advisor be a Mediator? >> 
Wellington, 6 April

WA FDRP event: Issuing s601 certificates - the challenges >>
Perth, 7 April 

VIC Mediation SIG event: Creative ways to manage complex disputes >> 
Melbourne, 12 April 

Auckland networking group: Should mediation be the first step in all family law proceedings >>
Auckland, 12 April

VIC Arbitration SIG event: The Australian Arbitration Framework >>
Melbourne, 20 April 

QLD Chapter event: Use of DR in the Land Court >>
Brisbane, 21 April

Save the date!

SA Chapter event: Contract Formation
Adelaide, 12 April

Newcastle Chapter event: Conciliation  isn't that just mediation?
Newcastle, 26 April

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

"Transforming relationships in the workplace" >>
with Margaret Thorsborne
Sydney, 31 Mar & 1 Apr 2016

Mediation Master Class: Conflict Skills Intensive >>
with Cyngler Consulting
Melbourne, 4-5 Apr
Resolution Institute members receive discount

Becoming a Restorative Leader >>
WEBINAR with International Institute for Restorative Practices
6 Apr 2016

Child Inclusive Practice training >>
with Cathy Holmes at LifeWorks
Melbourne, 11-13 Apr 2016

Humour & Mediation >>
with Australian Centre for Justice Innovation at Monash University
Melbourne, 15 Apr 2016

Introduction to Elder Mediation >>
with Amanda Molomby
Sydney, 15-17 Apr 2016

Certificate in Adjudication training course >>
with Tim Sullivan from Contract Administration Group
Brisbane, 19-21 Apr 2016

Collaborative Law Training >>
with Cassandra Pullos, John Thynne and Anne Purcell
Brisbane, 29-30 Apr 2016

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 

Celebrating ADRA's 30 Years >>
with ADRA
Sydney, 30 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 


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

'Realising Restorative Justice: Human Rights and Personal Realities' >>
Leiden, 22-24 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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