Name: Emma Hodgman
Qualifications: BA, LLB and LLM
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Expert Determination
I am a Partner at Dentons in the Sydney Dispute Resolution team. I have over 20 years’ experience acting for clients in disputes in a number of industries including banking and financial services, property, insurance and government. My experience includes a broad range of commercial contractual disputes, property and leasing disputes, misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct claims, breach of director duties, negligence, an ICAC inquiry and dealing with regulatory bodies such as ASIC.
I am actively engaged in both formal and informal alternative dispute resolution on behalf of my clients. I have been accredited as a mediator with LEADR and I am a professional member of the Resolution Institute. My many years of experience in providing dispute resolution services to the corporate sector, as well as my management qualifications means I am commercially orientated and acutely aware of clients’ commercial imperatives, as well as the need to effectively manage risk. I believe in the importance of relationship for building trust and confidence. My priority is always to resolve a dispute as quickly as possible and on terms the disputing parties can live with, so they can return to doing what they do best . Also where possible, to preserve any ongoing relationship between the parties.
FINSIA, Dispute Resolution Institute, Board of the Ensemble Foundation Limited.
What I enjoy most about my role is resolving complex problems and working with intelligent and motivated people.
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
Banking and Finance (Bankruptcy and insolvency, Consumer credit, Mortgages), Common law and professional regulation (Negligence, Professional negligence), Corporate and commercial (ASIC, Consumer credit, Consumer protection, Contracts, Corporations, Directors’ duties, Misleading and deceptive conduct/fraud, Partnership, Product liability, Shareholder remedies, Unconscionable conduct), Government and administrative law (Freedom of Information (FOI), Judicial review and merits review)
Immediation is a video conferencing platform with best practice dispute resolution fully integrated. It can be used as a stand alone app, or with mediators, arbitrators and legally trained clerks to help matters run smoothly.