An Exciting New DR Publication! Mediation and Conciliation: Principles Process Practice by Professor Laurence Boulle

I am very pleased to let the Network know that Professor Laurence Boulle – Bond colleague, longstanding member of the ADR Research Network, one of the founders of the world-famous Bond Dispute Resolution Centre, pioneer of dispute resolution scholarship in Australia and friend and mentor to many in the Australian DR community – has a new book hot off the press!

This is a must-have work for all DR researchers and teachers!

The LexisNexis flyer describes the book this way:

This authoritative text addresses the key themes and issues that are essential knowledge for effective mediation and conciliation practice, including the underlying theories and values, mediation and conciliation procedures and the roles of participants and representatives, the modern practice of mediation and conciliation in Australia and internationally, and the laws that regulate aspects of the process. It also discusses quality, standards and accountability in DR processes and the future directions of practice.

It is essential reading for teachers and students of mediation or conciliation, those who practise in those fields, and judges, tribunal and commission members, lawyers and other officials involved in the many legal facets of mediation and conciliation practice. The wide-ranging topics include discussion on new regulatory requirements, practitioner standards, the role of technology and AI in mediation and conciliation and responses to recent social challenges. Relevant case law impacting areas of practice is extensively covered.


• Provides key information to support mediation practice

• Ensures up-to-date understanding of practice issues

• Authoritative author

• Aligns with mediation standards supporting the NMAS accreditation process

Related Lexis Nexis Titles

• Boulle and Alexander, Mediation: Skills and Techniques, 3rd ed, 2020

• Condliffe, Dispute Resolution: A Practical Guide, 6th ed, 2019

• Field, Australian Dispute Resolution, 2022

• Legg (ed), Resolving Civil Disputes, 2017

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About Dr Rachael Field

Rachael is a Professor of Law in the Bond University Faculty of Law, and Co-Director of the Bond Centre for Dispute Resolution and Bond’s Centre for Professional Legal Education. Her areas of teaching and research expertise include dispute resolution, family law and domestic violence, lawyer and law student well-being and legal. Rachael has published widely in the dispute resolution field and completed a PhD on mediation ethics in 2011. Amongst other works, she is the author of Australian Dispute Resolution (2022) and co-author with Laurence Boulle of Mediation in Australia (2018). Rachael founded the Australian Wellness Network for Law and co-founded the ADR Research Network. She has been involved with Women’s Legal Service, Brisbane since 1993 and is now an Ambassador for the Service. In 2013 Rachael was named Queensland Woman Lawyer of the Year and in 2020 she was elected to be a life-long Honorary Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple in London.

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