Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

What role has good advocacy in mediations and arbitrations?
Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4

Committee(s)

Forum for Barristers and Advocates (Lead)
Arbitration Committee
Litigation Committee
Mediation Committee

Description

What role has good advocacy in mediations and arbitrations? The archetypical advocate appears in court, before a judge, arguing a case and cross-examining witnesses. They are eloquent, engaging and easily able to meet the demands of a dynamic trial process. However, the opportunities for practising in that way are dwindling. The classical trial is now thought to be too long, too expensive and too risky. By contrast, there are increasingly more opportunities for mediation and arbitration. What is the difference? Can the skills of the great trial advocate be used in the mediation room? What are the techniques that must be learned and refined to excel in mediations and arbitrations?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Hon Justice David Barniville The High Court of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; Co-Chair, Forum for Barristers and Advocates
Paul McGarry SC The Bar of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; President / Chairperson, Member Organisations
Winnie Wan Chi Tam SC Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR; Co-Chair, Forum for Barristers and Advocates

Speakers

Frederick Acomb Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Secretary, Litigation Committee
Rajiv Dutta Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi, India; Vice Chair, Sports Law Subcommittee
Sir Bernard Eder Essex Court Chambers, London, England
Karen Louise Gough 39 Essex Chambers, London, England
Dominique Hogan-Doran QC SC 5 Wentworth Chambers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Co-opted Member, Bar Issues Commission Regulation Committee
Professor Douglas Jones AO Australian ADR Chambers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Aloysius Goh Choong Sien Singapore International Mediation Centre, Singapore, Singapore