To be opened by the federal attorney general The Hon. Robert McClelland MP on 10 December 2008

The NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre will be opened by the Federal Attorney-General The Hon. Robert McClelland MP on 10 December 2008. Located at level 1, Selborne Chambers, 174 Phillip St, Sydney, it is the most convenient dispute resolution centre for barristers, solicitors and parties in the CBD. The Centre is an important development in promoting ADR and positioning barristers in the ADR sphere.

Formerly the National Dispute Centre, the Centre has been recently refurbished, is specially designed and has all necessary facilities for mediations, arbitrations, expert determinations, conciliations and other forms of dispute resolution as well as round table conferences.

A hearing room and two party rooms, all with telephone conferencing and direct dial speaker phones, cost $440.00 per day. Other rates apply for half days or if the two hearing rooms combined into a larger one. The facilities are extremely flexible and can accommodate both small and large hearings up to a maximum of 40 people. Theatre style bookings are also accommodated with up to 60 people seated. TV/DVD, white board, data projection, after hours air-conditioning and other facilities are available. Facsimile and photocopying facilities are offered at additional cost.

A discount of 5 per cent on hiring fees is available for mediations where the mediator is a member of the NSW Bar Association and accredited under the National Standards For a list of such barristers, see the NSW Bar Association’s website link:

Chilled water, tea, coffee and biscuits are available at all times and more substantial refreshments can be easily arranged.

The Centre is operated by Counsel’s Chambers Ltd for the NSW Bar. Counsel are encouraged to nominate and use the Centre and to draw its availability for use to the attention of instructing solicitors and others involved in alternative dispute resolution.

Bookings are made by contacting Margaret James on 1800 066 239 or by email at Web page:


NSW Bar Resolution Centre

Level 1, Selborne Chambers,

174 Phillip Street,

Sydney NSW 2000

DX 973 Sydney

T 1800 066 239

F +61 2 9221 4746