Abstract: The paper explores the background for med-arb in family law proceedings and notes the changes in the Commercial Arbitration Acts to provide for med-arb. It focuses particularly on questions concerning the suitability of med-arb in child matters as mooted by the former Commonwealth Attorney-General Robert McClelland MP; the advantages and disadvantages of med-arb; structure and integrity of the FDR process; the knowledge and consent of the parties; control versus self-determination; issues of confidentiality; the effect on the parties, and issues concerning mediator/FDRP training.
|Title of host publication||NMC2012|
|Subtitle of host publication||Emerging dynamics in mediation - new thinking, new practices, new relations|
|Publisher||NMC Conference Board|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||National Mediation Conference (NMC) - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 10 Sep 2012 → 13 Sep 2012
|Conference||National Mediation Conference (NMC)|
|Period||10/09/12 → 13/09/12|
Ardagh, A. (2012). Med-arb in disputed child matters: an exploration of some relevant considerations. In J. McLeay (Ed.), NMC2012: Emerging dynamics in mediation - new thinking, new practices, new relations (pp. 5). NMC Conference Board.