Recognised for dispute resolution excellence

Published: Thursday 25th June 2015

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Professor Laurence Boulle awarded for dispute resolution excellence

Laurence Boulle, Professor of Law in the Thomas More Academy of Law in North Sydney, will be awarded the first Fellowship of the Australian Dispute Resolution Association.

The Fellowship is a new category of award for those who have made outstanding contributions to alternative dispute resolution in the country. It recognises 26 years of activity in this area, including teaching, publishing, training, policy work and consultancies. Laurence has also practised as a mediator in several states over the past 20 years.

During 2015 Laurence has co-authored a New Zealand edition of his text Mediation: Skills and Techniques (LexisNexis, NZ), written a chapter in a Hong Kong based text on Mediation in Asia and co-authored an article on the negotiation of coal-seam gas arrangements, published in the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources.  He also published a chapter in a book on The Rise of BRICS in the Global Political Economy, published by Edward Elgar (UK, 2015).

He serves as a director of the Mediator Standards Board, is on the World Bank Panel of conciliators for investment disputes, and is the current LEADR Fellow for 2014-6.   He also does volunteer work for JusticeConnect in Sydney.

The Fellowship will be awarded during a dinner at the NSW Law Society on 30 June.