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 1987 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. He 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”.
Dr Rosemary Howell has experience as a lawyer, strategic planner, teacher and CEO and as Secretary General of the Law Council of Australia. She delivers mediation, coaching, facilitation, strategic planning and bespoke training services to a diverse range of business and government clients nationally and internationally.
She has been listed in Who’s Who of Mediation since 2013 and in 2018 was named in the top 4 mediators in Australia.
She has a Doctorate in Negotiation and teaches Negotiation, Mediation and Dispute Resolution at undergraduate and postgraduate level at UNSW where she is a Professorial Fellow and the architect of its Dispute Resolution specialty in the LLM program. She is a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University where she teaches Mediation.
Further training and experience
Harvard Negotiation basic and advanced training programs
Teaching Fellow, Harvard Negotiation Program and Teaching Assistant with the Harvard Faculty (including Professor Roger Fisher) in Melbourne and Sydney UC Berkeley Mindfulness Initiative
Emma-May is responsible for the Melbourne office of Strategic Resolution. An experienced mediator, facilitator and coach, she specialises in resolving disputes where a good outcome will never involve litigation. Her special expertise lies in supporting parties to restore, develop and enhance the relationships that are vital for their professional or personal success.
Emma-May is an NMAS accredited mediator and facilitator and is an important part of the Strategic Resolution internal peer review process.