A wealth of experience.

Résumé of Robert Angyal SC


NSW since 1974, Victoria, Queensland, ACT, South Australia and Washington DC.


B.A. Sydney 1971; LL.B. Sydney (first-class honours) 1974; LL.M. Yale Law School 1975.

Other ADR Experience

Appointed by Supreme Court of NSW and District Court of NSW as mediator in several complex proceedings

Appointed by Supreme Court of NSW as referee of complex accountancy partnership dispute

Appointed by President of NSW Law Society as expert determiner in complex law partnership dispute

Appearing as counsel for parties in arbitrations and in numerous complex mediations

Drafting dispute resolution clauses and advising on dispute resolution techniques

Teaching the law and practice of mediation. Most recently, co-taught “Mediation of Commercial Disputes” in the post- graduate programme of Sydney University Law School.

Numerous publications, seminar papers and conference papers relating to mediation. Selected publications and papers are listed below.

Membership of ADR Panels

Supreme Court of New South Wales’ and District Court of New South Wales’ panels of mediators under section 26 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005

NSW Bar Association’s panel of arbitrators

Australian Commercial Dispute Centre’s panel of mediators

Retail Tenancy Unit’s panel of retail lease mediators under Retail Leases Act 1994

Law Society of New South Wales Settlement Week mediator panels for 1991, 1992 and 1993-4

ADR Appointments

Foundation member of the NSW Bar Association’s Mediation Committee; member 1991-2007; 2011-present) and Chair of the Committee 2000-2007

Foundation member of the Law Society of NSW’s Dispute Resolution Committee; member 1987-1995

Director of LEADR (Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution) 1991-1998

Fees for ADR

Available upon request

Selected ADR Seminar Paper and Publications

Enforceability of Agreements to Mediate: Seventeen Years After Hooper Bailie (2009) 83 Australian Law Journal 299

Representing Clients at Mediation: Choosing the Most Effective Role, paper for NSW Bar Association CPD seminar 8 October 2013

Avoiding the Impasse, paper for NSW Bar Association CPD seminar 19 August 2013

Dealing with Difficult Mediators … and Counsel, paper for NSW Bar Association CPD seminar 19 March 2013

Evaluative Mediation: Is It What Clients Want?, paper delivered at National Mediation Conference 2012, Sydney, 13 September 2012

The Ethical Limits of Advocacy in Mediation, paper for NSW Bar Association’s Regional Professional Development Conferences 2011

In preparation: Book to be published by Thomson Reuters with working title Advocacy in Mediation: The Lawyers’ Guide to Effective Representation.