What will the seminar cover?
This seminar was hosted as a collaboration between the Downs & South West QLD Law Association (DSWQLA) and Level Twenty Seven Chambers 1730 on 1 December 2022. Shane Monks and Kristi Riedel (Level Twenty Seven Chambers) and Clare Dart (Inns of Court) are barristers who are well-versed in commercial, insurance and family law disputes. They look at strategic questions for your client concerning offers to settle such as:
- When should you make an offer to settle?
- How might a settlement dis/advantage your client?
- What types of settlement are available to commercial, insurance (PIPA, MAIA, WCRA) and family law disputes?
- What should be kept in mind in the context of insurance (PIPA, MAIA, WCRA) settlement conferences?
- How do you prime your client and opponent to settle?
- When should you refuse an offer to settle?
Who should watch?
This session will interest lawyers with commercial or family law practices.
Shane Monks (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
During a legal career of over twenty-five years, Shane has practised in national and international commercial dispute resolution as a solicitor and barrister as well as an academic. With insights gained from working at leading international, national and boutique law firms, and three years as a lecturer at Oxford University, Shane brings an intellectual, strategic and commercial approach tailored to each matter. His practice encompasses arbitration, building and construction, contractual disputes, corporations law, insolvency, professional indemnity claims, real property, restraint of trade, securities, and trade practices. Shane also acts in succession matters and tort claims, and has specialist experience in public and private international law.
Clare Dart (Barrister, Inns of Court)
Clare has been practising predominantly in family law,child protection and domestic violence law since 1997. She has practised in Australia, the United Kingdom and Swaziland. Clare has a keen interest in human rights law, having completed a Masters of Law in Human Rights in 2006. In addition to practising as a barrister, Clare is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, a nationally accredited mediator and an arbitrator.
Kristi Riedel (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Within her commercial law practice, Kristi has extensive experience in all facets of insurance law – including professional negligence, financial lines and personal injury claims. Prior to being called to the bar, Kristi practised as a solicitor and acted for local and international insurers handling professional indemnity, D & O, financial lines, personal injury, workers’ compensation and life insurance claims and also advising insurers on issues of policy interpretation and indemnity. Since being called to the Bar, Kristi has gained extensive experience acting for both plaintiffs and institutions in historical child abuse claims. Kristi is also well-versed in assisting clients in matters concerning employment law and land law, in addition to defamation matters. She acts for defendants in work, health and safety prosecutions across various industries.
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The presentation is free to view. For further information, please contact Tamara McCombe on +61 7 3008 3927.
The materials from event one in the series, Life at the Bar, are available here.
An edited transcript of the presentation is published below.
The seminar ‘Mediation Strategies’ was provided to the DSWQLA in 2021. The video and podcast recording, as well as the transcript are published here.