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.
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.
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
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
Available upon request
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.