LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers


  APRIL 2016 Visit www.resolution.institute

Legal update

Can the existence of an arbitration clause trump a statutory demand? 
Palmer Petroleum Pty Ltd v BGP Geoexplorer Pte. Ltd [2016] QSC 33 >>

Thanks to Karen Ingram (Partner), Ann-Maree Harnett and Stephanie Liu from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of this Legal Update.

Articles and Resources

Singapore Global Pound Conference attendees discuss key outcomes
mediate.com: Michael Leathes anticipates data collected at GPC provides an exciting opportunity for improving the future of dispute resolution in the 21st Century >>, Deborah Masucci, Chair, International Mediation Institute reflects on the main themes >> and a delegate considers the technology challenge at these events >>

Singapore Chief Justice focusses on major shifts in global landscape shaping the future of DR
supremecourt.gov.sg: In his speech launching the GPC in Singapore, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, focusses on three major shifts to explore possible systemic responses >>

Taking an OH&S approach to mediating bullying complaints
aboto.com.au: RI member, Moira Jenkins, proposes appropriate attention to risk management and power dynamics makes mediation appropriate for many mild workplace bullying allegations >>

Arbitration clauses considered "unfair" in some circumstances
lexology.com: Australian Consumer Law may render such clauses void if they are considered "unfair" >>

Facilitation can be seen as performance
PODCAST johnniemoore.com: Cathy Salit discusses how performance creates an opportunity to say and see things that are otherwise unseeable, unutterable >>

Australia setting the trend for international arbitration
VIDEO lexology.com: Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner proposes that Australia is becoming an effective test market for international arbitration >>

Sex, Gender, Sexuality and the Law
BOOK legal.thomsonreuters.com.au: This new book looks at the impact of social and legal issues facing people who differ from socially expected norms >>

EZINE cinergycoaching.com: Subscribe here to this monthly resource about conflict management coaching >>

Conflict preemption explained
nashville-mediator.com: US mediator Chuck Hill proposes a three-legged stool model of conflict prevention >>

Stop Avoiding Conflict: Learn to Address Disputes Before They Erupt 
BOOK endingdestructiveconflict.com: US Patricia Porter suggests suitable strategies to address different types of disputes >>

What is the Courts' role in arbitration?
VIDEO hsfnotes.com: Herbert Smith Freehills partner considers how Courts can most appropriately appoint or challenge arbitrators and their role in the enforcement of an award >>

How litigants evaluate procedures
indisputably.org: US researcher Donna Shestowsky found that civil litigants evaluated the characteristics in terms of control  >> 

Shifting the communication focus from task to relationship
mediate.com: Learn how PEARLS statements can help resolve conflicts >> 

Use of joint sessions surveyed
mediate.com: US Jay Folberg found the changing nature of mediation has impacted on their diminishing use >> 

How to safeguard your DR business against disruption
business.vic.gov.au: Follow these five steps to put together your risk management plan >> 

Is compulsory arbitration in sports essential or auxiliary?
kluwerarbitrationblog.com: While the benefits of sports arbitration are not in doubt, improvements to the current system of "compulsory consent" are called for >> 

Access 'kon gres presentations    
Stored in the 'Members' section of the website are many of the resources gathered from the conference.

PODCAST, PPT The best ever workplace based conflict management system... Jeanette Kinahan leads a practical interactive session to collectively develop a DIY system for participants to take away and implement >> 

PODCAST, PPT Bringing conflict coaching to mediation... Kathy Tetu focusses on pre-mediation approaches adapted from the philosophy of Conflict Coaching in both family and workplace situations >>

PODCAST Restorative practice and family mediation... Mike Wells looks at how incorporating a restorative component within Family Mediation/FDR is an opportunity to create future healing  >> 

PAPER, PODCAST, PPT Understanding mediation from the client's perspective... Dr Pat Marshall draws on conflict and personality theory and practical experience in workplace, family and community mediation settings >> 

International news

UK: Online court considered as the first step 
lawgazette.co.uk: The proposal should lead to integrated digital and physical DR services >>

UK: What could BREXIT mean for DR 
bonddickson.com: An exit will impact on the processes currently used and may create uncertainties >>

Singapore: Consultation on mediation bill launched
lexology.com: The bill aims to strengthen the overall mediation framework >> 

Indonesia: Call for use of restorative justice
thejakartapost.com: Editorial sees RJ as a more effective approach to tackle crime >> 

China: Bank recovers domain name through DR
lexology.com: Decision made in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy >> 

Canada: Ontario Court confirms support for arbitration
clydeco.com: Court ready to award substantial costs for "baseless" challenge to arbitrator's impartiality >> 

What's on

Resolution Institute events

Newcastle Chapter
Conciliation - isn't that just mediation? >> 
Newcastle, 26 April

VIC Adjudication SIG
Writing of an enforceable adjudication determination >> 
Melbourne, 11 May

QLD Chapter
Breakfast with Queensland's AG >> 
Brisbane, 19 May

Wellington Networking & PD
The Role of ADR in organisation change and development >> 
Wellington, 1 June

Save the date!

VIC Arbitration SIG
Melbourne, 18 May

WA Networking CPD
Perth, 18 May

Newcastle ADR Forum
Newcastle, 12 August

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 >>

Mediating Workplace Bullying Complaints >>

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

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

Sydney Facilitators Network >>
Sydney, 9 May 2016

Mediation Master Class: Conflict Skills Intensive >>
with Cyngler Consulting
Adelaide, 9-10 May
Resolution Institute members receive discount

Self-determination and empowerment when threat is perceived >>
with Sandra Walden Pearson
Sydney, 12 May
 2016 [NEW DATE] 
Resolution Institute members receive discount and book

Collaborative Practice Workshop >>
with Australian Centre for Justice Innovation at Monash University
Melbourne, 12-14 May

Pre-conference workshops at the International Facilitators conference >>
Melbourne, 24-25 May

Crisis Planning for Business>>
with Small Business Victoria
Corangamite, 1 June 

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 

STAR - Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience >>
with Victoria University
Wellington, 27-30 September and 4-7 October

The Practice of Commercial Arbitration >>
with the University of Melbourne
Melbourne, 9-15 November


International Facilitators conference: Pushing the boundaries >>
Melbourne, 25-27 May

Modern Families:  New Challenges, New Solutions >>
Seattle, 1-4 June

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

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

IAP2 2016 Engagement Symposium >>
Wellington, 29-30 June

World Mediation Organization Symposium >>
Bangkok, 23-26 August

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

Save the date!

The 2016 Conflict Resolution Conference: Relate-Resolve-Restore >>
Wellington, 15-16 November

Australian Facilitators Network Conference 2016 >>
Whaingaroa (Raglan), 30 November-2 December

2016 ADR Research Roundtable >>
Tasmania, 9-11 December

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