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  JUNE 2018 Visit

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From our archives...
Snapping the olive branch: when expert determination clauses go wrong
Raskin v Mediterranean Olives Estate Limited & Ors [2017] VSC 94 >>
Thanks to Karen Ingram (Partner) and Olympia Walker Galt from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of this Legal Update.


RI honours Sir Laurence Street as its Patron and Honorary Life Member for his contribution to the widespread use of mediation, arbitration and adjudication, enabling more Australians access to justice >>

RI acknowledges the passing of member Paul Barker-Hudson and extends condolences to his loved ones >>

Member's voice

Lesley Ashworth, New Zealand
How mediators can assist parties in ongoing relationships to make agreements that stick >>

Dianne Martin, New Zealand
Family court slip remediation on the FDR track >>

Got thoughts to share?
If you would like to share views, reflections or ideas with your fellow members, please send your articles for our consideration >>

DR news & articles

WA adjudication activity Q3 2017-18
This report by WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety notes that the low level of applications reflects in part the overall decline in the level of activity in the state’s construction sector >>

Review of Security of Payment Laws: at a glance This article notes the current limitations of security of payment laws and highlights the reforms recommended by John Murray AM >>

Finding the silver lining in an unfavourable adjudication determination The Supreme Court decision reaffirms that an adjudication determination need only have one point of jurisdictional error in order to render the entire determination invalid >>

5 Minute Fix for dispute resolvers Read about the pipeline for Queensland major projects and court judgments on security of payment cases >>

Efficiency in arbitration: metrics This series of articles explores tools to improve the efficiency of arbitration and achieve an outcome without wasting resources >>

Enforceability of expert determination This article looks at three recent cases to show the diversity of outcomes and the importance of careful drafting of expert determination clause >>

Why train mediation at universities? Prof Greg Bond explores why Mediation and ADR classes at university are a good idea >>

A mediation masterclass with a difference RI member Dr Rosemary Howell reflects on significant lessons she has learned from her students >>

What skills and attributes do experienced mediators possess? Dipping into the past, we find this 1999 article by Prof John Wade of Bond University that continues to be relevant as it highlights differentiators of expert mediators >>

A comparison of conflict coaching and mediation This article notes the elements of conflict that determine which of these two  processes is more suitable in a given context >>

Structural reform of the federal courts proposed in Australia Overview of Australian Government's proposal to reform the family law jurisdiction >> See family law facts and figures >>

Past webinar recordings


From the trenches - using restorative conferencing practices to repair high conflict family disputes >>
with Jodie Grant

Innovations in arbitration >>
with Rashda Rana

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Professional learning

Resolution Institute

Local networking & CPD

Conflict coaching in an authoritarian workplace >>
Sydney, 28 Jun

Practice group: how I use coaching in my practice >>
Sydney, 30 Jun

How to help clients move beyond helplessness >>
Perth, 3 Jul

Strategies for mediators - Understanding persuasion, decision making and the cost of conflict >>
Brisbane, 3 Jul

Marketing my mediation practice>>
Melbourne, 10 Jul & 31 Jul

NZ virtual practice group: Building a mediation practice >>
19 Jul, 12 pm NZST


Talk so people will listen & listen so people will talk (on the phone) >>
11 Jul, 12 pm AEST | 2 pm NZST

Fast Track Arbitration >>
19 Jul, 12 pm AEST | 2 pm NZST

Managing abrasive behaviour in the workplace >>
25 Jul, 12 pm AEST | 2 pm NZST

Reaching a new peak in your preparation for mediation >>
28 Aug, 12 pm AEST | 2 pm NZST


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

Other providers

Workplace ADR meets FDR >>
with Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution
Melbourne, 27 Jun 

Presencing Foundations Programme >>
with Presencing Institute
Perth, 9-13 Jul

Advanced facilitation >>
with Bob Dick
Brisbane, 19-20 Jul

Master Conflict Resolution >>
with Middlegrounds
Sydney, 20 Jul

MBT-Mediation advanced training >>
with University of Western Australia
Perth, 27-28 Jul

Conflict resolution for construction sector >>
with Constructivity
Sydney, 6 Aug

The role of the Facilitative Leader in VUCA times >>
with Bob Dick & Andrew Rixon
Online, Starting 7 Aug

International Advanced Course for Mediators >>
with Joanna Kalowski (Aus), Heather Allen, Lawrence Kershen QC, David Richbell
Tuscany, 23-28 Sep

The art of facilitation >>
with Zenergy Global
Auckland, 26-30 Sep

Facilitating difficult conversations at workplace >>
with The Zalt Group 
Melbourne, 10-11 Oct

Workplace Investigations Training >>
with The Zalt Group
Melbourne, 18 Oct

Restorative Justice Facilitator Training >>
with Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, 14-16 Nov

Construction law workshop >>
with the University of Western Australia
Perth, 20-23 Nov

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