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Mediation World Champions!
Team led by Rosemary Howell. 

A team of UNSW Law students has claimed victory at the world’s top mediation challenge – the 13th International Commercial Mediation Competition - in Paris, beating 65 teams from 32 countries to take out first prize.

UNSW Law Dean Professor George Williams said the competition win was an excellent result for UNSW Law and the University’s students.

“Team coach Rosemary Howell’s skill and commitment have again underpinned UNSW Law’s success in the competition. UNSW Law remains a leader in dispute resolution,” Professor Williams said.

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24th World Forum of Mediation Centres Singapore - Australia punches above its weight again!

The regular UIA mediation events are always valuable. Great to be attending a program which included important presentations from our Australian cohort:

  • Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson of Resolution Resources sharing insights from the Global Pound Conference Series 2016-17

  • Alan Limbury and Justice Fleur Kingham (President of the Land Court of Queensland) talking about 'The Power of Mediation in Project Disputes'

  • Richelle Nicols and Nathan Polito of MODRON showcasing their groundbreaking ODR platform

  • and although she is based in Singapore now I must also include Professor Nadja Alexander (Academic Director of SIDRA and Professor at Singapore Management University) who has significant Australian history and who co-sponsored the program and moderated a number of the sessions

Other notable attendees included Professor Rachael Field of Bond University and Sydney Barrister Peter Dwyer.

Amongst the 55 attendees the group movement from Australia certainly made its presence felt. I was very proud to be part of it.

Australian law students compete in vienna

Many congratulations to the sensational students from UNSW. Generous-spirited and collaborative. Wonderful mediation skills. The skills they demonstrated in their semi-final filled me with pride - such a privilege to be their coach!


Rosemary Howell is delighted to be reappointed to both the Rules Committee of the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition and the Working group of the CDRC Vienna Mediation Competition.

The six-day ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition runs in February each year and see over 60 university teams from 33 countries competing for international mediation success.

The CDRC Vienna Mediation Competition is an innovative competition which follows the Vis Arbitration Moot and is the first competition to give students an opportunity to recognise the value of hybrid processes in Dispute Resolution.



The sixth edition of Who’s Who Legal: Mediation has just been released and features over 300 practitioners from 273 firms across 52 countries, who have been selected as leaders in the field.

Practitioners are selected on the basis of client and peer nomination and review rather than on the basis of paid advertising.

Rosemary has appeared in this publication since 2013 and is proud to be one of only 14 Australian practitioners to have been recognised this year.



Congratulations Alan for winning the prize for best problem in the preliminary rounds at the 9th ICC international commercial Mediation Competition in Paris February 2014.


Dr. rosemary howell was quoted in january 2014 Human Resources Director magazine.
the article is titled "War at Work".  see below.

the dispute group launch