Judicial Settlement Conferences: Perspectives and Practical Guidance (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
Your desk or portable device


Although judicial settlement conferences boast a high resolution rate for the parties involved in them, whether counsel are being most effective for their clients and doing themselves justice is another matter.

This On Demand seminar, an insider's guide developed to address a perceived desire for key insights into this topic, will provide an insider's guide to the process, how to prepare, and potential strategies to adopt

Learning Outcomes

  • Become more familiar with this form of dispute resolution, including the process and usage in the High and District Courts.
  • Benefit from the experiences and insights of judges and counsel very familiar with the area.
  • Receive guidance on best practice to enhance your effectiveness in preparation (including with your client, risk assessment, and the psychology at play), and when attending ‘on the day’. 

Who should view?

All practitioners who are, or may be, involved in judicial settlement conferences.

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Her Honour Judge Sharp

Helen Rice
Managing Partner
Rice Speir 

In practice for over 25 years, Helen has established herself as one of New Zealand’s most successful mediation and litigation lawyers, specialising in a wide range of local government and insurance litigation. 

Helen is a persuasive advocate and has appeared extensively before the judiciary. It is in dispute resolution that she has established a national reputation as a leader, completing more than 500 mediations. 

Her experience and reputation has led her to be invited to present for NZLS, ADLS, RMLA, AMINZ and others. 

Mark Kelly
Barrister & Commercial Mediator

Mark practises as a barrister, and as a commercial mediator. His focus is on timely, cost-effective, risk assessment and dispute resolution, using the best options to get the best results.

Mark has broad experience in litigating a variety of disputes. He has appeared in numerous courts and tribunals.

Mark completed the Mediating Disputes course at Harvard Law School. He is a Fellow and Council member of AMINZ, and regularly on the faculty of its Mediation Skills Intensive course. He is a Resolution Institute-trained and accredited mediator, and an appointee on the World Intellectual Property Organisation Center’s List of Mediators. In 2016 he was recognised as one of the top 10 mediators in New Zealand by LawFuel.


The Honourable Justice Venning