ADR Appointment Services


If you can't agree on the choice of an arbitrator or expert, the Bar offers an independent appointment service.

Disputing parties and their advisers often agree that a barrister is the ideal choice for a dispute resolver, but cannot agree on the selection of an individual practitioner.

The Victorian Bar provides appointment services by which an independent Arbitrator or Expert can be appointed to resolve a dispute.

The Victorian Bar Commercial Arbitration Appointment Service

The Victorian Bar offers a service to the legal profession and the public for the independent appointment of barristers as commercial arbitrators.

The Commercial Arbitration Appointment Service provides for the President of the Victorian Bar to appoint an arbitrator (or arbitrators, if requested) on behalf of the parties where they are unable to agree. Whilst the arbitration agreement may specify a different appointing body, the parties may wish to amend their arbitration agreement to specify the Victorian Bar’s Commercial Arbitration Appointment Service.

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The Victorian Bar Expert Determination Appointment Service

The Victorian Bar offers a service to the legal profession and the public for the independent appointment of expert determiners.

The Expert Determination Appointment Service provides for the President of the Victorian Bar to appoint an expert determiner on behalf of the parties where they are unable to agree. The parties may make an application to the President of the Victorian Bar who will make an appointment of a member of the Bar who possesses expertise in the relevant field. In making the application, the parties must agree to be bound by the appointment made by the President.

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