Resolution Institute


  FEBRUARY 2018 Visit

Legal update

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Two out of three ain't bad! Does it matter if a member of an arbitral tribunal does not actively participate?
Structural Monitoring Systems Ltd v Tulip Bay Pty Ltd [2017] WASC 379 >>
Thanks to Sean Kelly, Senior Associate in Clayton Utz's Major Projects & Construction Disputes team and Jonathan Tong from Clayton Utz's Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of the Legal Update.


Resolution Institute acknowledges the passing of member Ron Fitch AO, who was instrumental in creating the Institute of Arbitrator. RI sends best wishes to family and friends >>

Member's voice

Anna Quinn, New Zealand
How kiwi families resolve relationship property disputes; time for a change? >>

Rosemary Howell, Australia
Why mediation competitions do matter >>

About DR


AUS High Court ruling confirms determination despite legal errors 
High Court SOP adjuidcation ruling preserves view that determinations should not be overturned due to mistakes in contract interpretation or an incorrect application of legal principles>>

WA SOP adjudication review to improve payments for subcontractors 
The McGowan Government has announced review to improve security of payments for subcontractors and the establishment of an Industry Advisory Group>>


Arbitrators and judges invited to complete survey about legal reasoning
Experienced in national or international commercial disputes? Contribute to international research on legal reasoning in commercial disputes, conducted by Uni. of Missouri School of Law >>

International arbitration and artificial intelligence
Lucas Bento (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan) explore potential effects of technological changes on international arbitration>>

Family law DR

PODCAST: Measures to address family violence
ABC Law Report delivers podcast on Shuttle mediation for family violence cases in ACT >>


University of New South Wales wins 13th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition
Congratulations to RI member and coach of the team, Dr Rosemary Howell and to UNSW team member >>

Regulating the Conduct of Legal Representatives in Mediation
Assoc. Prof Bobette Wolski, Bond University, in this paper presented at 6th ADRRN Roundtable explores arguments for maintaining the status quo >> 

Drawing on the mediator’s skill set at short notice
NZ member Ian MacDuff (School of Law, Auckland University) explores his experiences in The coincidental mediator: a cautionary tale >>

PODCAST: Deterring elder abuse
ABC Law Report explores legal options for deterring elder abuse >>


Association of Workplace Investigators launches in Perth
The US based association will launch in Perth on 27 February, adding to its other Australian chapters in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide >>

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Professional learning

Resolution Institute

Local networking and CPD
ACT >>
Newcastle >>
Sydney >>
Victoria >>
Western Australia >>
Wellington >>

Webinars >>

Arbitration training >>
Mediation NMAS training >>
Mediation 'Refresher' training >>
Mediator assessments >>
CINERGY™ 4-day conflict coaching >>
CINERGY™ 2-day 'Refresher' training >>

Other providers

Family Law...what does the future hold >> 
Greater Sydney Family Law Pathways Network 12 Mar

VADR: Wearing two hats - Lawyers who act as Mediators >>
Professor Mary Anne Noone, Coopers Inn, Melbourne
15 Mar

Law Society of NSW: Commercial Mediation >>
Nina Harding, John Vohralik, James Thomas
Phillip St, Sydney 28 Mar

Conciliation in shadow of law >>
David Bryson & Michael Mitchell, Melbourne 9-10 Apr or 12-13 Nov

Restorative Justice Facilitator Training - 3 day course >>
Victoria Uni., Wellington, NZ
18-20 Apr or 1-3 Aug 

Conflict transformation by group conferencing >>
Dr David Moore and Dr Alikki  Vernon, Melbourne, 2- 4 May 

Restorative Practices for Transforming Workplace Culture - 1 day course >>
Victoria Uni, Wellington, NZ
18 Apr or 5 Oct

Courses in peacebuilding >>
Canadian School of Peacebuilding Winnipeg, Canada, 11-15 & 18-22 Jun '18

Tuscan Mediation Retreat >>
with Margaret Ross, Greg Rooney and Barbara Wilson Tuscany, 16-23 Jun 

International Advanced Course for Mediators >>
Joanna Kalowski (Aus) with Heather Allen, Lawrence Kershen QC, David Richbell (UK), Casamora Hamlet, between Florence and Arezzo,Tuscany, Sunday 23 – Friday 28 Sept

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