ILS International Arbitration Practice Course Lecture 1 to be opened by Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO

The International Law Section (ILS) invites you to attend the International Arbitration Practice Course 2019 - Lecture 1, chaired by Mary Walker. 

The ILS is privileged to have the Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO present the opening address, as well as guest speakers Jo Delaney (Baker & McKenzie), Deborah Tomkinson (ACICA), Gitanjali Bajaj (DLA) and Anne Hoffman (HSF) speak on the topic of 'Overview of arbitration, key concepts and benefits'. 

Overview of arbitration, key concepts and benefits

This lecture will provide an overview of arbitration, the key principles underlying arbitration and the key benefits: 


Ticket Types Price
ILS Member - 4 Session Ticket *incl GST $120.00
Non-Member - 4 Session Ticket *incl GST $195.00
ILS Member - Lecture 1 Session Ticket *incl GST $40.00
Non-Member - Lecture 1 Session Ticket *incl GST $65.00

Registrations close 19 August 2019. A light breakfast will be provided. 


The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO

From 1981 to 2001 Chief Justice Allsop practised at the Bar in New South Wales and elsewhere in Australia. He was appointed Senior Counsel in New South Wales in 1994 and Queen’s Counsel in Western Australia in 1998.

From 7 May 2001 to 1 June 2008 he served as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, undertaking the roles of trial and appellate judge on a full range of Federal Court work. From 2 June 2008 to 28 February 2013, Chief Justice Allsop was President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia as of 1 March 2013.

From 1981 to 2014 Chief Justice Allsop taught part-time at the University of Sydney as a tutor and lecturer in property, equity, bankruptcy, insolvency, corporate finance and maritime law. From 2015 to 2018 he taught maritime law part-time at the University of Queensland. From 2005-2009, he was a member of the board of World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden. From 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the Board of the Australian Maritime College. On January 2010, he was elected as an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple.

On 19 March 2013 he was elected a member of the American Law Institute. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He is President of the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History. From 2018 he was appointed Inaugural Patron of the Australian Insurance Law Association. From 2019 Chair of ACICA Judicial Liaison Committee. From 2019 he accepted membership on Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) Board of Governors representing the Australian Judiciary.

 Jo Delaney

Jo Delaney is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution team in Sydney. Jo has more than 14 years of experience as counsel in complex cross-border disputes based in Sydney and London, most of which were resolved through international arbitration.

Jo re-joined Baker McKenzie in 2013, having spent her first two years as a graduate lawyer in the Sydney office. In the intervening time, Jo developed her international arbitration experience at a preeminent arbitration practice London. Jo has experience in commercial, construction and investment arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, AAA, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitration rules. That experience covers a diverse range of industries including energy, resources and infrastructure, general construction, and telecommunications and information technology.

Mary Walker

Mary Walker has been at the forefront of ADR in Australia for the last 28 years. During this period, as a member of an independent Bar, Mary has arbitrated, mediated, negotiated, facilitated multi-party, environmental and community disputes, designed dispute resolution systems and provided expert appraisal and ombudsman services in respect to thousands of disputes referred by solicitors, industry and government bodies and corporations both domestic and international.


Doris Wimmler
ILS Administrator
T. 02 6244 3758

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