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31 May 2017
Three score and seven months ago the Odyssey began
Intrepid Fieldsy taking charge, with vision and elan,
To turn established text into a third, more sage, edition
ADR, law, identity, much theory in addition.
Too onerous proved this arduous task for authors, young and free,
21 Nov 2016
Presented at the Annual Review of International Economic Law Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 3 November 2012
Session on Adapting to Change
14 Nov 2016
Let me not to the carriage of new enterprise
Warn caution o’er the fickleness of fate
Innovators screw their courage, seek the prize -
To bring DR, like NBN, to every gate.
Berlin, Paris, Suva and Auckland,
The global DR movement gathers pace
Can we, once pioneers, match th...
31 Oct 2016
In conciliation there is a stir
With fancy theories everywhere
Needing trust? Try oxytocin
If bias persists increase the dose in
If your clients still won’t budge
We’re told they do require a Nudge
A question here, a reframe there -
We’re told to get up off our chair
25 Oct 2016
ANZELA Conference, Auckland, 28-30 September 2016
Thomas More Law School, ACU, Sydney
Draft Only – Not for Citation. References outstanding.
A retired New Zealand teacher became a successful conflict resolver and with his e...
Fourth Asian Mediation Association Conference
Beijing, 20-21 October 2016
Values in Mediation
Party autonomy and self-determination
Needs and interests focus
Focus on common interests, mutual gains
We’re dedicated teechers, we learn ‘em good each day
They construe us just like data, it causes us dismay
Our profession strives for status, we self-medicate with wine
Anzela is our saviour – its conference sublime!
The world seems now so vexing, complexity prevails,
Global trends in mediation keep it up with modern creeds
It out trumps litigation, responds to social needs
Goals, objectives, values drive the mediation quest
Med-arb, arb-med, arb-med-arb, it’s a resolution fest
East and west, cross-cultural norms, acronyms fly fast,
18 Oct 2016
Conferment of First ADRA Fellowships to
Anne Ardagh and Laurence Boulle,
June 2015, Sydney
One score and seven years ago ADRA’s age began
Imbued with resolution, with foresight and with elan,
Access to Justice was the cry, so crass was litigation,
It could be solved, we the...
Presentation at National Mediation Conference, 14 September 2016
We see them here we see them there, the numbers they are everywhere
What’s the figure, what’s the score? Productivity must be more.
Numbers are our talisman, money, mammon’s holy bread
Dollars dazzle, zeros a...
Fieldsy and Bill: A DR Fairly Trail
May 31, 2017
Isa Lei LW 314
December 16, 2016
Managing Incongruence in Trade, Investment and Domestic Law
The Tobacco Packaging Cases
November 21, 2016
November 14, 2016