LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers


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Legal update

Australian courts force disputing parties to adhere to their valid ADR agreement prior to litigating  
Australia Maritime Systems Ltd v McConnell Dowell Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd [2016] WASC 52 >>

Thanks to Karen Ingram (Partner) and Ailsa Neale from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of this Legal Update.

Determinative DR

Can a determined claim be invalid?
lexology.com:  Arbitrator decides applicant has no entitlement to pursue his further personal impairment claim >> 

Administrators stay commercial arbitration
lexology.com:  Court extends voluntary administration moratorium period to include arbitration >> 

Victorian building law reforms approved
abc.net.au:  New DR regime includes mandatory conciliation and arbitration >> 

Increased diversity of arbitrators benefits parties
kluwerarbitrationblog.com: Encouraging different professional backgrounds would create a more diverse pool of potential arbitrators >>

Herbert Smith Freehills partners appointed to ACICA council
hfsnotes.com:  Advisory council will advise on the implementation of its new arbitration rules >> 

UK: Call for greater oversight of international arbitration criticised
LCIA chairman responds to Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales' call >>

The Hague: What may be the consequences of the Yukos annulment?
kluwerarbitrationblog.com: This may be turning enforcement into a game of Russian roulette >>

Canada: Arbitrator rules over non-culpable terminations 
lexology.com: Employer must reinstate employees who had been absent from work on long-term disability >>

Study explores gender bias on labour arbitration decisions
Authors consider three theories of gender bias as predictors of decisions outcome >>

London Court of International Arbitration releases annual report 
hsfnotes.com: The 2015 Registrar's Report provides an overview of LCIA's casework >>

The use of arbitral secretaries in focus
lexology.com: A growing trend towards codification may provide certainty as to their role >>

Standardised standard for challenging awards proposed
US Sarah Rudolph Cole considers how the negotiated-for arbitration process is ensured >>

Facilitative and restorative DR

What does it mean to hold the space for someone in conflict?
PODCAST lenski.com: Hear Tammy Lenski explain how just "being with" is a powerful way to help >>

Call for disability mediation training
mediate.com: Specific skills are required to address the increasing number of disability discrimination cases >>

Cogwheels model for mediation proposed
mediate.com: Retired intelligence officer proposes integrated model for interpersonal communication >>

What character traits does a mediator need to have
US Sam Imperati draws on a recently unclassified army document to find similarities between "human intelligence collectors" and mediators >>

UK: Australian DR model could help small UK suppliers
theguardian.com: Victorian method for resolving payment disputes hailed as exemplary >>

New Australian online resource focusses on children
Access research and training on family law intervention by Prof. Jennifer McIntosh >>

What is the basis of mediator power?
Dr Susan Douglas addresses its sources and questions its scope >>

What Google searches data reveal about FDR
Canadian Gary Direnfeld questions whether these spell the death knell for litigation >>

ODR may aid social inclusion
Alberto Elisavetsky argues that the excluded and the needed can benefit most with the use of online DR >>

Former Justice advocates for restorative justice
PODCAST restorativejusticeinternational.com: Hear former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice explain why RJ is being embraced globally >>

Mediation in equine influenza case begins
abc.net.au:  The fight for compensation for losses suffered by horse businesses after the 2007 outbreak begins with mediation >> 

Defamation suit unresolved by mediation
abc.net.au:  WA multi-million-dollar suit by barrister Lloyd Rayney in WA will go to trial >> 

US: Bills adds mediation option for public record disputes
cleveland.com: Ohio Senate legislation aims to speed up and reduce the costs of disputes >>

DR in general

What leads to a decision to use DR?
VIDEO youtube.com:
 A participant at the Global Pound Conference Series 2016 launch in Singapore talks about the factors that influence users >>

Access 'kon gres presentations    
Stored in the 'Members' section of the website are many conference resources. The following podcasts have been uploaded recently.

PODCAST, PPT Workplace conflict: Sources and strategies... 
Meriel O'Sullivan reviewing a case study of a workplace grievance mediation, explores a range of targeted interventions >> 

PODCAST, PPT Why workplace mediation can fail: Lessons from the frontline...
Robyn Greaves and Dr
Tricia Richards look at the part personalities play in derailing workplace mediation >>

What's on

Resolution Institute events

Ethical issues in mediation >> 
Adelaide, 25 May

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

FDR Provider Meeting >> 
Dunedin, 3 June

Recent developments in Arbitration >> 
Melbourne, 15 June

Mediation Colloquium >>
Perth, 15 June

Conducting private sessions in Mediation >>
Newcastle, 23 June

Save the date!

Adjudication discussion
Sydney, 15 June

Adjudicators' Masterclass
Perth, 22 June

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

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

Laser Coaching Get To The Point >>
with International Coach Federation

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

Sexual harassment disputes >>
with VADR
Melbourne, 2 June

Foundations of facilitation >>
with Bob Dick
Brisbane, 2-3 June

Living in the Moment >>
with Pschyodrama, Australia
Melbourne, 4 June

Mediation Practice Network - Agenda Setting >>
with ADRA
Sydney, 4 June

Cognitive biases in decision making >>
with VADR
Melbourne, 14 June

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

Mediation Master Class: Conflict Skills Intensive >>
with Cyngler Consulting
Melbourne, 20-21 June

Resolution Institute members receive discount

Crisis Planning for Business >>
with Small Business Victoria
Knox, 23 June

Safety Planning >>
with Family Law Pathways Network
Sydney, 27 June
Bankstown, 29 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 August

Using Mediation Skills as a Leader >>
Scotland, 28-31 August 

DR 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

Weaving Stories Together >>
Sydney, 27-29 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 September

2016 IAP2 Australasia Conference: The Future of Engagement and Democracy >>
Adelaide, 17-19 October

Save the date!

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

The Story Conference: Influencing Cultural Change One Story at a Time >>
Melbourne, 23-25 November

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

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

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Sydney - Wellington