FOR THE PUBLIC
Information about different forms of ADR to help you identify which is most suitable for your dispute.
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 District Court mediators list for 2013-2014. The current list expires on 31 December 2012. Download an application form >
NSW BAR DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTRE
Comfortable and modern facilities are available to conduct mediations, arbitrations, references and conferences.
Report on National Mediator Accreditation System
National Mediator Accreditation System Practice Standards and Commentary
National Mediator Accreditation System Approval Standards and Commentary
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
ADR COMMITTEE SPEECHES AND PAPERS
Effective and Ethical Settlement Negotiations February 2011 Campbell Bridge SC
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:
Second Reading Speech
Hansard for debate, Legislative Council
Hansard for debate, Legislative Assembly
Mediators accredited by the Bar Association under the
Supreme Court mediators
District Court mediators
NSW BA Approved Arbitrators
District Court arbitrators
Local Court arbitrators
Arbitrators selection criteria
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Australian International Disputes Centre
Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration