First judicial consideration of family law property arbitration reforms

Braddon & Braddon is the first judicial clarification of when a family law property arbitral award can be reviewed, or registration opposed. By MATTHEW SHEPHERD.

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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….

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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.

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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….

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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