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July 2015

AMINZ Conference 2015


The Law Foundation is pleased to support the AMINZ* Conference, the only national dispute resolution conference held annually in NZ. This year’s theme “New Horizons” will focus on new initiatives, novel ways of working in dispute resolution, recent legislation and progress in science that alters the way in which those involved in dispute resolution must work.

The programme will include:

  • Plenary sessions and concurrent streams
  • Sessions on determinative and consensual processes
  • Networking events including informal dinners
  • AMINZ Annual Dinner
  • After conference seminar

Keynote speakers:

John Sturrock QC, Scotland’s leading commercial mediator, founder of Collaborative Scotland and facilitator of discussions on European climate change. Sturrock has pioneered mediation and high quality training in business, the professions and the public sector in Scotland and elsewhere. He is an internationally recognised mediator having mediated over 300 disputes in UK, Europe and Africa. He is a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University.

Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Australia’s longest-serving judge, a human rights advocate and President of the UN Human Rights Council to investigate human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. In 1975 he was appointed Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission, and was the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84). He also served as President of Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia from 2009-2010.

Wendy Miles QC heads the international arbitration team of Boies, Schiller & Flexner and acts as counsel for international companies and States. Her practice focuses on international dispute resolution dealing with issues of private and public international law. She is member of the ICC’s Court of Arbitration and is Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Board of Trustees.

Further information about the symposium will become available via this AMINZ web page.

The Law Foundation is providing funding of up to $22,225 for this event. Up to $3,400 will assist with student attendance, and the balance will go towards bringing the keynote speakers to the conference.

*AMINZ Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand