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    STEP(WA): Registrar Nelson: The value of mediation

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    In 2019, Master Katrina Bochner of the Supreme Court of South Australia published the article ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice in the 21st Century’, contending that mediation does not provide access to justice. Through his experiences as a mediator in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Registrar Brendyn Nelson will examine the fundamental argument that mediation provides access to a dispute-resolution process regardless of the justice of the case and will discuss whether the use of court-based mediation is leading to unpredictability in outcomes.

    About the speaker:

    Brendyn Nelson is a Registrar of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Prior to his appointment in 2022, Brendyn was a Senior Assistant State Counsel at the State Solicitor’s Office. Over his 13-year career within that Office, he regularly appeared for the State, Ministers and governmental bodies and agencies in a variety of courts and tribunals. He is an accredited mediator, and frequently facilities court-based mediations.

    Outside of the Court, Brendyn regularly tries, and fails, to facilitate alternative dispute resolution between his two sons, and otherwise enjoys spending time with the family cavoodle that he brought home, much to his wife’s chagrin.

    CPD: 1 CPD point in Competency Area 4 (Substantive Law)

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