Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal (ADRJ)
Evaluating dispute resolution theory and practice in Australia and overseas
About the Journal
The Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal (ISSN: 1441-7847) is a key resource for staying up to date in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The journal features articles covering the broad spectrum of ADR methods, including mediation, arbitration, independent expert appraisal, negotiation and early neutral evaluation.
This is the only Australasian journal covering the theory, analysis and practice of dispute resolution in Australia and overseas.
Covering a diversity of topical matters relating to ADR within and outside the court system, the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes articles from a broad range of ADR practitioners, teachers and academics.
Case notes provide applied illustrations of how dispute resolution processes work in practice, making the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal a practical and essential resource.
Ruth Charlton is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and an experienced lawyer mediator. Her publications include The Dispute Resolution Guidebook (LBC Information Services, 2000) and The Mediator’s Handbook (Thomson Reuters, 3rd ed, 2014), with Micheline Dewdney and Geoff Charlton.
Chief Editorial Consultant
Sir Laurence Street, AC, KCMG, formerly Chief Justice of New South Wales
Dr Tom Altobelli, Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Ms Linda Fisher, Linda Fisher & Associates Pty Limited, Dispute Resolution and Training Specialists, Sydney, NSW
Ms Maureen Garwood, Approved Family and Child Mediator under the Family Law Act 1975, Mediator and Negotiator – Just Resolutions, Melbourne
Mr Paul Lewis, Lawyer and Mediator, Sexton Family Law, Solicitors, Kirribilli, NSW
Ms Babette Smith, Mediator and ADR Consultant, Author, Journalist
Professor David Spencer, Deputy Provost, Australian Catholic University
Dr Gregory Tillett, Senior Research Fellow in Conflict Resolution, University of Western Sydney, Nepean
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The latest part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Resistance to the teaching of ADR in the legal academy” – Pauline Collins; “Landing in the right class of subject to contract agreements” – David Spencer; “Tipping the scales – to what extent does the presence of power imbalances detract from the efficacy of principled negotiation?” – John Woodward; “A theory of interest-based dispute management in business format franchising” – Courtenay Atwell; “Zombie mediations” – Dr Rhain Buth; and “Using conflict coaching to support people to develop a secure mind in relation to conflict” – Karen Prime.
The first Part for 2015 of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Is Hong Kong ready for med-arb?” – David Kwok; “Ethics and the mediation community” – Jonathan Crowe; “Family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities: An evaluation of a family relationship centre” – Helen Cleak, Alikki Vernon, Lola Akin Ojelabi and Tom Fisher; “Conflict coaching in Indigenous Australian settings – sharing the lessons from mediation” – Susan Medway; “Self-determination in Australian facilitative mediation: How to avoid complaints” – Mieke Brandon; and “Emotion and its role in negotiation – valuable tool or unnecessary hindrance?” – Jayr Teng.
The latest Part of the ADRJ includes the following material: “International arbitration in Australia: 2013/2014 in review” – Albert Monichino QC and Alex Fawke; “Lawyers behaving badly in mediations: Lessons for legal educators” – Donna Cooper; “Insights from Australian mediators about mediation and access to justice” – Mary Anne Noone and Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi; “Mediation in a cross-cultural setting: What a mediator should know” – Kelvin Lau; and “Mirror, mirror on the wall, is there no r(e)ality in neutrality after all? Re-thinking ADR practices for Indigenous Australians” – Neha Sharma. There is also a Case Note: “Whether coercion by a solicitor in mediation is the subject of advocate immunity and mediation media watch” – David Spencer.
The latest Part of ADRJ includes the following articles: “Information, power and relationships: Minimising barriers to access to justice for end of life disputes” – Katherine Curnow; “Representing clients from courtroom to mediation settings: Switching hats between adversarial advocacy and dispute resolution advocacy” – Donna Cooper; “Court connected dispute resolution – whose interests are being served?” – John Woodward; “Multiple party mediation: Complexities and strategies” – Helen Shurven; and “Loss and hope in family dispute resolution” – Mieke Brandon.
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Mediation developments in the Australia/Pacific region” – John A McGruther; “Resolving or escalating disputes? Experiences of the NSW Police Force complaints process” – Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Alan Beckley and Melissa Martin; “An introduction to the challenges and possibilities of faith-based arbitration in Australia” – Nadav Prawer, Nussen Ainsworth and John Zeleznikow; “ADR in legal education: Evaluating a teaching and learning innovation” – Judy Gutman, Silvia McCormack and Matthew Riddle; “Compensation through conciliation: Payments made through the Office of the Health Services Commissioner” – James Cameron and Grant Davies; and “Mandatory mediation: A positive development in most cases” – Krista Mahoney.
The Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal (ADRJ) starting publishing in February 1990, and this year has reached its 25th volume. The first ever issue opened with a foreword by the Honourable Sir Laurence Street, who noted: Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures … fill a legitimate place in society’s armoury for the resolution of disputes. They are being ...more
The latest Part of ADRJ includes the following articles: “Why ADR must be a mandatory subject in the law degree: A cheat sheet for the willing and a primer for the non-believer” – James Duffy and Rachael Field; “A critical evaluation of ADR in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court” – Michael Walton; “Dispute resolution and the demonisation of culture” – Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi; “Challenges in co-mediation: A practice issue” – Lan Yuan Lim; ““We assumed that by living in a civilised country things can be freer and better”: Counter stories of dispute resolution in Australia” – Siew-Fang Law; and “Solving securities exchange disputes by means of ombudsmen: Does it work?” – M Saleh Jaberi. There is also a case notes section and two book reviews.
The latest Part of ADRJ includes the following articles: “International arbitration in Australia: 2012/2013 in review” – Albert Monichino SC and Alex Fawke; “FDR in prisons: Meeting the needs of Aboriginal clients” – Karine Hamilton and Pamela Henry; “The AFL Tribunal System – an insider’s perspective on early neutral evaluation, arbitrary power and judicial intervention” – Andrew Coffey; “Assisting future lawyers to conceptualise their dispute resolution advocacy role” – Donna Cooper; “Elder mediation” – Lise Barry; “Settlement outcomes in sexual harassment complaints” – Paula McDonald and Sara Charlesworth; and “A quantitative analysis of practitioners’ knowledge of fathers and fathers’ engagement in family relationship services” – Richard Fletcher, Emily Freeman, Nicola Ross and Jennifer St George.
The latest Part of ADRJ is a special issue, celebrating 25 Years of LEADR. It includes memories and reflections on the story of the first 25 years of LEADR, the beginnings of LEADR, training in Australian and New Zealand, LEADR today and personal retrospectives. Also in this Part are articles on the benefits of ADR in settling sexual harassment complaints, the emergence of lawyer representatives in ADR, the conflict of confidentiality and public interest for a mediator and the provision of FDR in prisons. Not to be missed!
The latest Part of ADRJ includes the following: Case note: “United Kingdom: Enforcing dispute resolution clauses; costs orders against a successful party unwilling to mediate?; Mediation media watch – Christmas present for family law lawyers” – David Spencer; “Farm debt mediation 18 years on” – Geoff Charlton; “Towards a history of mediation in New Zealand’s legal system” – Grant Morris; “Resolving federal age discrimination complaints: Where have all the complainants gone?” – Therese MacDermott; “Protect, respect and remedy: The multiple roles for mediators in the United Nations business and human rights framework” – Christopher Halburd; and “Making the invisible visible in family dispute resolution: The elephant in the room” – Mieke Brandon and Tom Stodulka.