Saturday, November 5, 2011
The Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales is holding a conference entitled “Dispute Resolution in the Next 40 Years – Repertoire or Revolution.” It’s part of UNSW Law’s 40th Anniversary celebrations and will take place in Sydney, Australia on December 1-2, 2011. From the brochure:
Dispute Resolution is adapting and developing in response to the demands of Australian society and the global community. A greater range of dispute resolution mechanisms have developed and courts have sought to improve and streamline their procedures.
UNSW Law's 40th Anniversary Conference Dispute Resolution in the Next 40 Years – Repertoire or Revolution examines how dispute resolution may develop in the future and what the ramifications of those developments may be. This important question is addressed by the keynote speakers Lord Justice Jackson, Lord Justice of Appeal, UK Court of Appeal and author of the UK “Review of Civil Litigation Costs” and The Hon Thomas F Bathurst, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of NSW.
The conference brings together an outstanding collection of internationally and nationally renowned thoughtleaders to address important practical questions such as the future role of the judge, matching dispute resolution processes with disputes, the provision of access to justice to multiple claimants through class actions, the role of lawyers in alternative dispute resolution processes, the future options for international dispute resolution and reform of civil procedure through international comparisons.
More information available here.
(Hat Tip: Michael Legg)