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CPD Seminar: Arbitration and Mediation Practice Update

Date and time:
Friday, Friday, 4 August 2017, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Room X402, Level 4, NeW Space Building, Cnr. Hunter & Auckland Streets, Newcastle


John Woodward, Solicitor
Topic: Conducting hearings by arbitration under Part 5 of the Civil Procedure Act: Some practical tips from a Local Court Arbitrator

John is a solicitor with more than 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation practice. He is an NMAS-accredited mediator, a member of the Australian Dispute Resolution Network, a sessional lecturer in law and a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales. John holds a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from UNSW and is a member of Resolution Institute and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His research is in the area of lawyers’ engagement with court-connected mediation. He is a regular contributor to peer reviewed DR journals

Dr Bin Li, Lecturer Newcastle Law School
Topic: Cultural Issues in Negotiation and Mediation

Bin joined Newcastle Law School as a Lecturer in January 2016 and he teaches and conducts research in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Public International Law at Newcastle Law School. He previously worked as an academic at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics School of Law (Beihang University School of Law) in Beijing, China where he taught some core and elective courses including Public International Law, International Commercial Arbitration and Aviation and Space Law. In 2012, Bin was awarded Beihang University Teaching Award and Xifei Outstanding Teaching Award.

Evan Walker, Barrister at Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers
Topic - Re-hearings following arbitration: An overview of the relevant rules, tactics employed, and costs

Evan was called to the bar in 2010. His practice encompasses many areas of equity and commercial law including insolvency, property, building and construction, wills and estates, and revenue. He appears regularly in the various State and Federal courts and tribunals.

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