Dispute Resolution Clauses – how to get the most important clause in your contract right 2021


Dispute resolution clauses are often left to the eleventh hour but deserve early and careful consideration in contract negotiations and drafting.

This practical webinar will cover common mistakes in the drafting of dispute resolution clauses, different types of dispute resolution clauses and how to select the most appropriate clause for your contract, and important points to consider when drafting your dispute resolution clause.

Topics covered will include:

  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Expert determination
  • Mediation / mandatory negotiation
  • Key drafting principles

This webinar is presented by Ben Prewett and Zoe Brentnall in conjunction with AMINZ (Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand) and the College of Law, a school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia and NZ.


You will learn:

  • Key matters to consider when choosing a type of dispute resolution
  • Advantages and disadvantages of arbitration
  • When expert determination might be appropriate
  • When and how to build mediation / negotiation into a dispute resolution clause
  • Key drafting tips


In-house lawyers and private practice lawyers involved in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.


Zoe Brentnall, Senior Associate, Gilbert Walker LLP
Ben Prewett, Barrister, Bankside Chambers



1 CPD Hour

  • Nov 17
    Wed, 2:30 PM NZDT - 3:30 PM NZDT Online
    • $175.00 excl. GST

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