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New Law Reform Commission References – A Review of the Statutory Provisions for Mediation and other forms of ADR

The New South Wales Attorney-General Greg Smith SC has asked the NSW Law Reform Commission to conduct, review and develop proposals for law reform of the statutory provisions for mediation and other forms of ADR, with a view to updating and possibly reforming those provisions. Mr. Smith asked the Commission to conduct reviews and develop proposals for law reform in the following areas: Statutory provisions for alternative dispute resolution; Encouraging appropriate early pleas of guilty in indictable criminal proceedings; Processes for determining parole; and Streamlining criminal appeal processes. The Commission will soon be calling for preliminary submissions on these references, and more information can be found on its website www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc . Read More

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