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Alternative Dispute Resolution



FOR THE PUBLIC

Information about different forms of ADR to help you identify which is most suitable for your dispute.

BarADR

Access BarADR, the NSW Bar Asociation's accredited arbitrators, expert determiners and mediators at any time in a dispute whether or not litigation has commenced. The BarADR features downloadable arbitration, expert determination and mediation agreements.

ACCREDITATION / APPROVAL

Expressions of interest are sought from members of the bar wishing to become accredited or re-accredited as a mediator under the National Mediation Standards as well as those who may wish for their names to be included on the Association's list of Supreme Court mediators 2014-2015. The current list expires on 31 December 2013. Download an application form >

NSW BAR DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTRE

Comfortable and modern facilities are available to conduct mediations, arbitrations, references and conferences.

RESOURCES

Report on National Mediator Accreditation System
National Mediator Accreditation System Practice Standards and Commentary
National Mediator Accreditation System Approval Standards and Commentary


OTHER PAPERS
The Ethical Limits of Advocacy in Mediation, by Robert Angyal SC
Med-Arb-Past, Present and Potential (+ attachment), by Robert Angyal SC
Evaluative Mediation - is it what clients want?, by Robert Angyal SC

NSW Bar Association’s comments on NADRAC inquiry into ADR
Law Council Guidelines for Lawyers in Mediations
Law Council Ethical Guidelines for Mediators

ADR COMMITTEE SPEECHES AND PAPERS

Effective and Ethical Settlement Negotiations February 2011 Campbell Bridge SC

ADR COMMITTEE

The committee's objectives are to monitor, promote and educate barristers and others on various forms of alternative dispute resolution.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Amendments to Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) to facilitate early resolution of civil disputes passed on 30 November 2010.

The amendments are contained in Schedule 6.2 to the Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2010.

The NSW Attorney-General’s Department will be communicating with the profession about the detail of the amendments shortly. There is a lead time of six months from commencement to comply with the pre-litigation requirements.

Further information is available from the NSW Parliament website:

Bill homepage
Second Reading Speech
Hansard for debate, Legislative Council

Hansard for debate, Legislative Assembly