Recorded Webinar: Alternative Dispute Resolution: Getting Your Ducks in a Row for Early Resolution (Professional Skills)


Date: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Duration: 1 hour
ADR is becoming an increasingly important and cost-effective way to resolve disputes. This session looks at the skills you need when representing clients to ensure you can reach an early resolution. It includes.
  • Avoiding boilerplate clauses in agreements – what clauses should you have in place?
  • When to contemplate early resolution
  • Which form of ADR is most appropriate?
    • negotiation
    • mediation
    • conciliation
    • expert appraisal
    • adjudication
  • Identifying the key issues and narrowing the dispute
  • What can be overlooked in preparing for ADR? Mistakes and traps to avoid
  • Sharpening your skills – the art of persuasion and communication
  • Case study – Online ADR
Our presenter

Paul Duggan, Barrister & Mediator, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Paul Duggan appears mainly in the Supreme Court, the County Court and VCAT (particularly its Building & Property List and Civil Claims List) but is also available for work in the federal and interstate jurisdictions.

He has a wide commercial practice and particular experience in disputes involving retail leases; commercial leases;  partnerships; franchises (acting both for franchisors and franchisees); farming enterprises (such as supply and share farming disputes); building - including commercial, domestic and Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act issues; insurance; corporate and personal insolvency; management and agency agreements; partition and sale of land; undue influence; and wills, estates and testator family maintenance claims.

Paul has broad experience as a nationally accredited mediator.

On several occasions between 2012 and 2016 Paul acted as an independent assessor in the Horsham and Coleraine bushfire class actions.  This meant that he was jointly appointed by opposing parties to adjudicate and deliver written decisions on the application of class-wide settlement agreements to individual claims.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the Professional Skills compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2018.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us, on (03) 9670 2055 or email:
Product Code: WBVNOV17
 Price:  $176.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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