Resolution Institute


  OCTOBER 2018 Visit

Legal update

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Has the dust really settled? Issues for arbitrators in determining jurisdiction.
Eastern Goldfields Ltd v GR Engineering Services Ltd [2018] WASC 224>>
Thanks to Karen Ingram (Partner) and Alan Parnell from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of the Legal Update.

Member's voice

Nigel Dunlop, New Zealand
Nigel examines the impact power imbalances can have in mediation and in-turn addresses how avoiding mediation when imbalances exist may be simplistic and misleading >>

Keri Morris, New Zealand
Keri outlines why the need to fix the in-Court part of the 2014 Family Justice reforms should not mean wholesale change for the out of Court Family Dispute Resolution service >>

Thoughts to share?
If you would like to share views, reflections or ideas with fellow members, we welcome article submissions for consideration at >>

Webinars & podcasts

Webinars provide learning in the comfort of your own office 
If you missed a webinar, don't worry. Purchase a webinar recording instead. Recent additions include:

WEBINAR |  Judge Joe Harman: The intersection of Family Dispute Resolution and family violence: implications for evidence gathering and mediation confidentiality  >>

WEBINAR |  Margaret Halsmith: Preparing for your mediation accreditation assessment >>

WEBINAR | Grant Morris: Mediation in New Zealand – an overview >>

DR articles & info

'One stop shop' launched for Christchurch earthquake claims
The Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service (GCCRS) has been set up as a one stop shop service to fast-track outstanding residential insurance claims for homeowners in Christchurch >>

Do party appointments appointments encourage compliance with awards? There are those who see the ability to ‘choose’ an arbitrator as one of the fundamental pillars of arbitration. For others, it is a time- and cost-consuming exercise leading to potential conflicts and an increased likelihood of arbitrator challenges >> 

Competitive, Collaborative or Cooperative Relations between Litigation, Arbitration or Mediation? Are litigation, arbitration and mediation competitive, collaborative or cooperative? Is litigation becoming an “alternative” to “alternative dispute resolution”, especially keeping arbitration on top of its game? Are mixed processes or combined regimes becoming the preference? >>

Mediation, mediator, mediation Mediation has an identity issue – but it’s not its fault states RI member Greg Rooney >>

Ramping up subcontractor protection - Retention and now 'Deemed' Statutory Trusts RI member Robert Riddell and his colleague step through the introduction of retention trusts and the telegraphed statutory trust accounts, explaining how they work and what they mean for you >>

Dispute resolution in the age of information - understanding the legal information experience How do unrepresented parties make sense of legal information with the vast volume of possibly relevant information available in the information age >> 

Compulsory mediation - the Australian experience Recent comments on compulsory mediation has prompted RI member Alan Limbury to give consideration to how lucky we are in Australia >>


CIArb International Conference 2018 >>
Kenya, 8-9 Nov

Australasian Facilitators Network Conference 2018 >>
Melbourne, 26-28 Nov

Building and Construction Law Conference >>
Melbourne, 27 Nov | Sydney, 28 Nov | Brisbane 29 Nov

Enhancing regional arbitration cooperation: emerging and current issues >>
Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF). Joint Seminar of BANI & IArbi
Jakarta, 29 Nov

CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2018 >>
Penang, 6-7 Dec

National Mediation Conference >>
Canberra, 15-17 Apr 2019

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Professional learning

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Local networking & CPD

Time claims - concurrent delay issues >>
Sydney, 07 Nov

If you sent the file to litigation section, you failed your client. SA Chapter Annual meeting >>
Adelaide, 08 Nov

The child's voice in mediation. WA Chapter Annual meeting >>
Perth, 13 Nov

Arbitration in sport >>
Melbourne, 14 Nov

The vulnerable mediator >>
Hobart, 20 Nov

Categories of residential building work, cladding amendments and the liability of professionals >>
Sydney, 04 Dec

Victorian Chapter annual meeting Save the date
Melbourne, 05 Dec


FREE RI Ambassador webinar: 
Reflections on ADR from a career in Government with Ian Govey AM>>
30 Oct , 12 pm AEDT | 2 pm NZDT

Cutting through the Knot: understanding 'micro-inquities' and micro-affirmations' with Jennifer Mahony >>
14 Nov, 12 pm AEDT | 2 pm NZD

The role of ADR in organisational change with David Bryson >>
19 Nov, 12 pm AEDT | 2 pm NZDT

Assumptions are OK - powerful questioning in mediation with Bruce Cottrill >>
29 Nov, 12 pm AEDT | 2 pm NZDT



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


Other providers

Conciliation in the shadow of the law >>
with David Bryson & Michael Mitchell
Member discount available

Melbourne, 12-13 Nov

Collaborative practice training >>
with Belperio Clark & Law Society of SA
Adelaide, 15-16

Collaborative practice introductory training  >>
with Gaye Greenwood, Kirsty Swadling & Selina Trigg
Dunedin, 16-17 Nov

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

Improving HR effectiveness in managing conflict >>
with Nina Harding and Rachael Brady
Sydney, 22-23 Nov

Tuscany mediation retreat >>
with Margaret Ross, Greg Rooney and Barbara Wilson
Tuscany, Italy   15-22 Jun 2019

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