2024 Intensive: Dispute Resolution Tips and Tricks

The 2024 Intensive Conference: Dispute Resolution Tips and Tricks

Members of our Dispute Resolution committee share insightful tips and tricks. Learn practical strategies and expert insights for effective conflict resolution. Explore negotiation, mediation and more with seasoned professionals. No matter your area of practice, this panel offers valuable tools to enhance your practice.


Richard Calver

Richard Calver has had over 40 years broad experience in law, having previously conducted his own legal practice in the state of Victoria, Australia, taught law at the Faculty of Law Monash University, the RMIT University and the University of Canberra as well as having had roles in government and industry.  He has had experience as a director of not for profit organisations as well as private and public companies.

Richard is now practicing in employment and contract law and is conducting his practice from Canberra. He can assist with contractual, unfair dismissal, and harassment issues which can make life miserable.


Graeme Blank

Graeme is a barrister at Blackburn Chambers practising predominantly in the areas of succession and guardianship, commercial/equity, insolvency, and family law. He has been recognised by Doyles Guide as a leading junior counsel in those areas since 2016.  He regularly appears in State Supreme and Federal Courts.

Graeme is also a nationally accredited mediator and conducts mediations in the areas of estates and family provision, commercial / corporate, family law and personal injury disputes. 

Graeme was also a member of the ANU Law School faculty for 20 years teaching in the GDLP and in Masters courses on advocacy, family law and insolvency law. He is now a sessional lecturer with the College of Law.


Drew Buckley

Drew Buckley is a Senior Associate in MinterEllison’s Dispute Resolution team.  He advises and represents a broad range of government and private sector clients in commercial disputes and litigation.

Drew has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution processes, including negotiations, mediations, expert determinations, and neutral evaluations.  He understands the value of these processes and how to use them to achieve pragmatic, timely and cost-effective resolutions.


Claire Naidu

Claire Naidu is a mediator, arbitrator, lawyer, conflict management coach and collaboration coach. She graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). She also completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of Laws (LLM). Claire is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is registered in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the High Court of Australia.
Claire is accredited as a Family Law Specialist, a nationally recognised Mediator, and Arbitrator. She is also an Independent Children's Lawyer (ICL) and is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) registered with the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department. Trained in reconciliation and resolution, Claire brings her training and decades of experience and her reflective approach to relationship transitions


  • This is an on-demand webinar you can watch at anytime - a link and password will be sent to you when you register. 
  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in core area 3
  • This event was recorded at The 2024 Intensive Conference, held on Wednesday 13 March and Thursday 14 March
  • This recording will expire on 31 December 2024
  • Cost: $70 members, $100 non-members


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