Barrister's work is not confined to courtroom advocacy. We are often briefed to deploy our advocacy skills to negotiate what can be quite complex commercial settlements. The need to persuade is common to both settings.
Dominique Hogan-Doran's presentation on Mediation: Ethics, Confidentiality & Privilege to the Law Society of NSW Young Lawyers Annual Civil Litigation Seminar held on 28 March 2015 is now online and available for download.
The Australian Productivity Commission has just released its report into Access to Justice Arrangements.