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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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…

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Institutional responses to child sexual abuse: the latest on the proposed redress scheme

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s recommendations are relevant to practitioners advising clients who may be either survivors of abuse, or…

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Understanding investor-state dispute settlments

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), signed 17 June, represents a historic milestone, giving Australian businesses the ability to operate in China and trade with…

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The case for modern mediation

Contemporary mediation is a structured and highly strategic process available to be employed in almost every type of civil litigation. By THE HON. DENNIS COWDROY…

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The Family Law Settlement Service

The Family Law Settlement Service (FLSS) is a joint initiative of the Family Law and Federal Circuit Courts, the Law Society of NSW and the…

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