Areas of practice

Banking and finance
Building and construction
Competition and consumer protection
Information technology
Insurance and re-insurance
Intellectual property
Local gvernment
Partnership and joint venture
Personal injury and clinical negligence
Professional negligence


Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR),
University of Technology Sydney

BA (Hons)(Jurisprudence) and MA, University of Oxford

Barrister, United Kingdom (Inner Temple)

Solicitor and Barrister, Supreme Court of NSW

Trained in negotiation and mediation by Harvard University, CDR Associates, ACDC, IAMA, UTS and NSW Law Society 

Trained in arbitration by WIPO and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Chartered Arbitrator (2005-2010)

NMAS Nationally Accredited Mediator; also accredited as a mediator by CEDR (UK), the Academy of Experts (UK),
the International Mediation Institute, IAMA, LEADR (Advanced) and as a Specialist Accredited Mediator by NSW Law Society


Member of several Australian and international Mediation and Domain Name Arbitration panels.

Chairman, Medicines Australia Code of Conduct and Appeals Committees;
Australian Self Medication Industry Complaints Panel and Medical Technology
Association of Australia Code Appeals Committee.

Former Chairman, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia and of its Trade Practices Commitee;
member of its Customs Law and Intellectual Property Committees.


Alan Limbury is a pioneer of mediation in Australia. He established the first ADR practice group in an Australian law firm in 1987 and was a Founder and former Chairman of LEADR. He 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).

Alan has been mediating since 1986 in over 1,800 commercial and intellectual property disputes in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Alan also has experience in assisting companies to devise negotiation strategies to resolve long running litigious disputes such as class actions. Alan has authored many papers over a prolific career as a commercial litigation solicitor and mediator. He was described in the 1996/97 edition of Legal Profiles as “the leading practitioner” in ADR  in Sydney;  by The Times of London in 2007 as “the leading Australian mediator”; and by Who’s Who Legal 2013 as 
“one of the most highly regarded” commercial mediators worldwide and “a genius”.