Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: Redress payments

Lawyers have a tough task advising survivors of sexual abuse about the alternatives to a redress offer. Most survivors will receive less than the maximum….

Singapore Convention 2018: reshaping alternate dispute resolution and enforcement

The Singapore Convention, if ratified by the UN General Assembly, will reshape international commercial agreements and ‘settlement agreements. By CRAIG CARTER.

Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: Direct Personal Responses

Participating in DPR is unlike any other legal work, lawyers need new skills and knowledge to help their clients reap the benefits of a DPR….

Misrepresentation and ethics in mediation

Mediation involves the fundamental proposition that a lawyer must never make a representation to an opponent or mediator that is known to be untrue. By…

Court-referred ADR: Judicial perceptions

An Australian Institute of Judicial Administration study explores judiciary perception of and makes use of court-referred alternative dispute resolution. By PIP RYAN.

Australia secures costs in plain packaging arbitration

Australia recovered a portion of its legal and other costs incurred as respondent in arbitral proceedings commenced by Phillip Morris in 2011. By STEPHEN TULLY.

The costs of failing to attend court-ordered mediation

There are many benefits to court-ordered mediation but the parties and mediator also have a number of obligations which are often overlooked. By ANTHONY LO…

International arbitration practice: taking advantage of the flexibility

Interrnational arbitration is increasingly chosen for resolving disputes with a cross-border element. Cost and flexibility are among the attractions. By DUNCAN WATSON.

Timor gap conciliation set to proceed

A United Nations Conciliation Commission recently decided that conciliation proceedings can proceed between Timor-Leste and Australia. By STEPHEN TULLY.

Arbitration in family property proceedings: exploring the potential

New arbitration rules commence at the beginning of April, creating a comprehensive framework for the resolution of property disputes under the Family Law Act. By…