Mediation update for practitioners

Tuesday 21st February, 2017 5:00 pm – Tuesday 21st February, 2017 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The vast majority of court actions now settle without going to trial. This is in no small measure due to mediation being almost a mandatory pre-trial step in most courts.

If you are representing a client before or after commencement of legal proceedings you will most likely be asked to attend some type of mediation conference with your client. It is important to keep up to date on the mediation process and the potential opportunities and risks that it presents for you and your clients.

This seminar presented by Michael Hollingdale and chaired by His Hon Justice John Chaney will cover:

  • current mediation practice trends in:

–   WA courts, including mediations presided over by judges

–   the Federal Court

–   ADR institutions, both domestic and international (Resolution Institute, formerly IAMA, Australian Disputes Centre, SIAC, and ICC)

  • Recent cases (nationally), including a number that deal with adverse costs orders arising from unreasonable conduct associated with a mediation.
  • Accreditation of mediators by the Law Society and the proposal for a national system of accreditation for lawyer mediators.

 Level: General

  • 1 points Competency 2 Professional Skills


Sponsored by


Chair: The Hon Justice John Chaney
Supreme Court of Western Australia

Speaker: Michael Hollingdale
HWL Ebsworth

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