Alan Limbury

Name: Alan Limbury

Qualifications: MA  Jurisprudence, MDR, NMAS Experience Qualified Mediator

Title: Mediator and Arbitrator

Organisation: Strategic Resolution

State: NSW

Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Expert Determination


Following a career as a litigation lawyer in Sydney law firms, I have  been mediating since 1986 part time and since 1996 full time, with wide  experience as sole mediator in over 2,000 commercial and intellectual  property disputes of all kinds in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. I have  been described by Legal Profiles as ‘the leading practitioner’ in ADR in  Sydney; by The Times of London as “the leading Australian mediator”; and by  Who’s Who Legal: Mediation as “one of the 10 most highly regarded commercial  mediators in the world”.

I was a Founder and former Chairman of LEADR  (now Resolution Institute) and contributed to the adoption by the Law Society  of NSW of a model contract clause for the resolution of disputes (1987) and  guidelines for solicitors who practise as mediators (1988) and to the Law  Council of Australia’s policy on ADR, model legislation and rules for  court-annexed mediation, ethical standards for mediators and the role and  responsibilities of lawyers in mediation (1999-2007).

I am currently:

●      Managing Director, Strategic Action Pty Ltd  t/a Strategic Resolution

●      Chairman of the Complaints Panel of Consumer  Healthcare Products Australia

●      Assistant lecturer in Negotiation  (postgraduate) and Dispute Resolution (undergraduate and postgraduate) at the  University of New South Wales

●      Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School, teaching  Mediation in Practice

●      a member of several mediation and domain name arbitration  panels around the world

●      an Honorary Life Member, Business Law Section  of the Law Council of Australia

●      a Life Member of  the Law Society of New South Wales

Personal Comment

What pleases me most about mediation is how  the process can help people satisfy their underlying interests without the  need to determine who is right and who is wrong. 

Immediation Area(s) of Expertise

Banking and Finance (Banking, Bankruptcy and  insolvency, Consumer credit, Insurance, Mortgages, Reinsurance), Common law  and professional regulation (Medical negligence, Medical regulation,  Negligence, Personal injury, Professional negligence, Torts), Corporate and  commercial (ACCC, Advertising, Agency, Automotive, Competition law, Consumer  credit, Consumer protection, Contracts, Corporations, Directors’ duties,  Energy resources mining, Franchising, Health, International law, Joint  Ventures, Mergers and acquisitions, Misleading advertising, Misleading and  deceptive conduct/fraud, Partnership, Private equity, Product liability,  Sport, Takeovers, Unconscionable conduct), Government and administrative law  (Civil liabilities, Customs, Judicial review and merits review, Statutory  interpretation),  

Intellectual property, Information technology  and media (Copyright, Defamation, Information technology, Intellectual  property, Media and entertainment, Moral rights, Patents), Property,  construction, environment, oil, gas and mining (Building and construction,  Commercial leasing, Franchising, Local government, Oil gas and mining, Owners  Corporation, Property, Residential leasing, Restrictive covenants, Retail  leasing), Wills, estates and charities (Family provisions)