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With more and more matters being referred to the Disputes Tribunal, the likelihood of practitioners having to advise clients on the workings of the Tribunal and assisting them with the preparation of their cases is sure to increase.

This On Demand webinar, presented by the Principal Disputes Referee and a litigation lawyer, provides insights into how best to prepare for a hearing at the Tribunal and what to expect when appearing at the hearing itself. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain insights into how the law has been applied in various types of cases, and the format of a typical hearing.
  • Learn more about how best to prepare clients for a hearing in the Tribunal and how to deal with jurisdictional issues, the preparation of submissions, settlements, and tips on actually presenting the case without a lawyer present.
  • Understand better the processes behind re-hearings and appeals as well as the enforcement of orders made by the referee.

Who should view?

All lawyers whose clients may seek advice on appearing in the Disputes Tribunal. 

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Anne Darroch
Principal Disputes Referee

Anne was appointed to the role of Principal Disputes Referee in 2010. At that time she had been a Referee for more than eleven years and was also a member of the International Education Appeal Authority and the Real Estate Agents Complaints Assessment Committee.

Anne has taught and tutored law at a number of tertiary institutions and her academic publications include peer reviewed papers on small businesses and the Disputes Tribunal, and the liability of architects.

She has practised as a solicitor in small and medium sized law firms and a Community Law Centre.

Her qualifications include M.Com Law (Hons), LLB(Hons), B.Ed and Diploma in Teaching.

Daniel Shore
McCaw Lewis