Med-arb in disputed child matters: an exploration of some relevant considerations

Anne Ardagh

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNMC2012
    Subtitle of host publicationEmerging dynamics in mediation - new thinking, new practices, new relations
    EditorsJanice McLeay
    PublisherNMC Conference Board
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventNational Mediation Conference (NMC) - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 10 Sept 201213 Sept 2012


    ConferenceNational Mediation Conference (NMC)


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