Alternative dispute resolution

The Bar Council works closely with providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including mediators and arbitrators at the Family and Civil Law Bars. The Bar Council advocates for ADR where it will benefit the user and provide greater access to justice and utility and advise members on the ethical issues that may arise in their work as practitioners of ADR. It also produces mediation training events to give barristers opportunities to train as mediators and meet with others in the field.

These training events have included:

  • A week-long foundation mediation training course for barristers;
  • An extension mediation course; and
  • Mediation advocacy training, comprising a mixture of interactive teaching, practical workshops and case studies.