Transparency, efficiency, enforceability and diversity: the hallmarks of modern commercial arbitration


You are  invited to attend the second event in 2018 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia. To be held in Brisbane, the seminar will be broadcast across Australia via the FCA court network.

Addressed by a distinguished chair and panel, the topics of the seminar will focus on Transparency, Efficiency, Enforceability and Diversity.  This will be followed by a Q & A session. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings (in Brisbane only).

Chair: The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia and President of the Australian Law Reform Commission

Transparency: The duty of disclosure by arbitrators of potential conflicts of interest: the role of ‘soft’ law - Richard Morgan, Barrister-At-Law, QLD Bar

Efficiency: A new paradigm of resolving disputes: What arbitration can learn from statutory adjudication - Russell Thirgood, Head of Arbitration | Arbitrator, McCullough Robertson

Enforceability: Enforceability: why  the arbitration debate is about more than efficiency and costs - Brenda Horrigan, Head of International Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills

Diversity: Diversity in arbitration: a fresh approach to a familiar topic - Erika Williams, Director,  ArbitralWomen


Thursday, 14 June 2018
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks in Brisbane until 7.15pm)
Federal Court of Australia
Court 1, Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
By no later than Monday, 11 June 2018
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0438 337 328

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Supporting Organisations:
Law Council of Australia

As this event is free of charge for CIArb Members and Guests, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited. Please denote in the Special Requirements section of the Registration form if you will be attending in the city other than your usual location.



professor sarah derrington

The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington

Judge, Federal Court of Australia, Brisbane and President of the Australian Law Commission
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richard morgan

Richard Morgan

Barrister-At-Law, Queensland Bar
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russell thirgood

Russell Thirgood

Head of Arbitration | Arbitrator, McCullough Robertson
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brenda horrigan
Brenda Horrigan

Head of International Arbitration (Australia) Herbert Smith Freehills
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erika williams

Erika Williams

Director, ArbitralWomen
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The Federal Court of Australia will video cast the seminar to the following locations:

Melbourne (VIC) Court: 6A 5:15pm
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
Sydney (NSW) Court: 18B 5:15pm
 Law Courts Building Queens Square, Sydney
Perth (WA) Court: 4 3:15pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building 1, Victoria Avenue, Perth
Brisbane (QLD) Court: 1 5:15pm
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Adelaide (SA) Court: 3 4:45pm
Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas Street, Adelaide
Canberra (ACT) Court: 1  5:15 pm
Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Childers Street, Canberra
Hobart (TAS) Court: 1 5:15pm
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,  39–41 Davey Street, Hobart


About the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Since 1915 and with over 16,000 members worldwide in over 130 countries operating in over 250 commercial sectors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators exists for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. In addition to providing education, training and accreditation for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, CIArb acts as an international centre for practitioners, policymakers, academics and businessmen. CIArb Australia is one of 40 branches offering institute members a prestigious, globally-recognised qualification and access to a global professional community and regular networking opportunities.