John Wakefield is the Managing Partner of Holman Webb Lawyers and practices generally in dispute resolution. He has been the member for Australasia of the CIArb Board of Trustees since 2017.
John is a Fellow and Past President of the Australian Branch of CIArb and a Fellow of ACICA. He is also Chair of the Australian Disputes Centre. ADC provides a focus for alternative dispute resolution in Australia with hearing and function rooms. ADC also provides nationally accredited mediation training. It is the secretariat for the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the registered office of Australian branch of the CIArb. John is also a nationally accredited mediator (NMAS) and teaches and speaks regularly on current issues in alternative dispute resolution.
From 2009 - 2014 John was a judicial member (part time) of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal of NSW. Since 2014 he has been a senior member (part time) of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal sitting in the Administrative and Equal Opportunity and Occupational Divisions and on the Appeal Panel.
John has been recognised since 2018 in the Australian Edition of Best Lawyers in alternative dispute resolution and received the award for Australian Arbitrator of the Year in the 2018 Australasian Law Awards.