find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Spigelman to sign off at ADR conference

Spigelman to sign off at ADR conference

NSW chief justice James Spigelman will spend his last working day tomorrow (28 May) speaking at a dispute resolution conference.Spigelman will deliver the keynote address at the Chartered…

NSW chief justice James Spigelman will spend his last working day tomorrow (28 May) speaking at a dispute resolution conference.

Spigelman will deliver the keynote address at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Asia-Pacific Conference in Sydney, with former United Kingdom Attorney-General Lord Peter Goldsmith to follow.

Spigelman steps down as NSW chief justice after 13 years in the role, with Tom Bathurst QC his successor. Spigelman has said he will remain active in the legal profession as an arbitrator.

The CIArb conference kicked-off this morning (27 May), with the theme of Investment and Innovation: International Dispute Resolution in the Asia-Pacific. Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland paid tribute to Spigelman in delivering the opening keynote address.

"If I could commend the tremendous service he has provided to the state of NSW and the development of law generally around Australia," McClelland said.

He then went on to talk about recent developments in commercial arbitration in Australia, such as the opening of the Australian International Disputes Centre (AIDC) last year, as evidence that Australia was looking to challenge traditional seats of arbitration in Europe and Asia.

"The changes the Australian international arbitration scene has undergone over the last few years means that we can stand alongside these countries, including Singapore and Hong Kong, as one of the choices of businesses in deciding to arbitrate in the Asia-Pacific region," he said.

Leng Haidong, the deputy secretary general of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CEITAC) followed McClelland and spoke about the influence the Chinese arbitration model is having on the rest of the world.

"The combination of arbitration and mediation, which is known as the 'oriental experience' was first practiced by CEITAC but it has also been written into the model law and arbitration laws of other jurisdictions," he said.

Those at the conference will discuss topics including regional challenges and opportunities for arbitration, as well as arbitration from a commercial client perspective.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Spigelman to sign off at ADR conference
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Oct 20 2017
Podcast: One of law’s most infamous alumni – in conversation with Julian Morrow
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow....
Oct 20 2017
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Oct 20 2017
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...