La Trobe University Professor releases new book (Issue 12, 2011)


Principles_of_dispute_resolutionProfessor David Spencer, Associate Dean of La Trobe University’s Faculty of Law and Management, is Australia’s leading writer on the development of the law of dispute resolution in Australia. His eighth book, Principles of Dispute Resolution is his most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the fundamentals of dispute resolution law.

Providing an up-to-date commentary on the development of the law arising from the increasing use of dispute resolution in both law and business, Principles of Dispute Resolution focuses on the new and amended legislation in both State and Federal jurisdictions, along with the developing case law on dispute resolution.

Principles of Dispute Resolution is a clear and concise guide to understanding the principles of dispute resolution, which explains the theory, philosophy and practice of dispute resolution in Australia,’ says Professor Spencer.

‘It expertly covers the topics of negotiation, mediation and arbitration, as well as other dispute resolution processes such as partnering, dispute review boards and collaborative law. It also explores court annexed dispute resolution, ethics, standards and accreditation, legal issues and online dispute resolution and the future of dispute resolution in a straight-forward, easy to understand manner.’

Written simply and succinctly, this text is a valuable guide to help students and practitioners alike understand the fundamentals of dispute resolution law.

Principles of Dispute Resolution is available now through Thomson Reuters and academic book stores.