Name: Alan Limbury
Qualifications: MA Jurisprudence, MDR, NMAS Experience Qualified Mediator
Title: Mediator and Arbitrator
Organisation: Strategic Resolution
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
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)