Immediation’s Panel of Experts
Immediation will utilise the depth of expertise within the Australian legal profession to assist in the resolution of appropriate disputes. Immediation is currently appointing a panel of expert barristers, solicitors, mediators and arbitrators, recognising the importance of the profession in upholding the rule of law.
The required experts are mediators and arbitrators but also subject matter experts in aspects of commercial and civil law.
We are establishing a Panel of ‘best in class’ lawyers and dispute resolution professionals. It is not a registration, but rather the process is competitive. We will be selecting Panel members based on criteria set out in the application. It has been designed so that the more highly credentialed is the Panel member, the less verification information needs to be provided. For example, retired judges do not need to include detailed information substantiating their experience, whereas senior associates may need to do so.
We strongly encourage women and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.
The categories we are focusing on, include:
- Banking and finance
- Common law and professional regulation
- Corporate and commercial
- Employment, industrial relations and discrimination
- Government and administrative law
- Intellectual property, information technology and media
- Property, construction, environment, oil, gas and mining
- Wills, estates and charities.
A number of benefits present themselves to Immediation’s independent experts, including:
- increased market exposure via a highly credible and innovative platform
- marketing managed for you, with work brought to you by Immediation – we do all the hard work for you
- opportunities to work on challenging legal issues, without the more mundane paper work that surrounds the key issues
- another income source with fixed fees
- generous fees for Panel members
- ease of administration, with invoicing generated by the Immediation platform
- diversification of your services
- the opportunity to accept or decline each brief, depending on capacity and the brief fee
- flexibility as to when and where the work is completed
- possibilities of working on inter-state or international work from the convenience of your home location
- Immediation is independent, so you can work with us even if you work for a law firm.
Immediation offers lawyers and dispute resolution professionals the chance to be in charge of their own practice. On the flip side, law firms can allow their practitioners to grow their revenue base by being part of Immediation.
Commentators note that lawyers today are experiencing a consumer and technology-driven transformation of their industry, a metamorphosis that has already occurred in medicine and other knowledge-based professional industries. Many lawyers will in future be working from different delivery models than they do now. Immediation is ideally placed to respond to this market change.
Friday 15 February 2019.
Yes, we would love you to apply. Just check with your law firm first.
Barristers, solicitors, mediators, arbitrators and retired judges are all welcome. You don’t need to be a litigator or dispute resolution professional to join. We have some minimum requirements to ensure the Panel is high quality. Please check our panel documents for more information.
Yes! Immediation is looking for subject matter experts to assist with evaluation, determination and advice work.
If you are a subject matter specialist, our application pack invites you to apply primarily for evaluation and determination work. However, depending on demand, we might also call on subject matter specialists to conduct mediations in their subject matter specific area if they wish to do so. Accordingly, subject matter specialists who qualify for evaluation and determination work should feel free to nominate “mediation” as an additional Panel category. In order to participate in arbitrations, it is necessary to have a formal arbitration qualification.
We offer Panel members the opportunity to add a new revenue stream to their business, where the marketing is done for you and the work comes to your office or home! You don’t need to move – it’s all done online. The fees paid to Panel members are very competitive and you will find out the fee before accepting the job.
Immediation has simplified the process so you’re only focussing on the high-end difficult legal issues.
Panel members will be invited to a special training and onboarding day in early 2019, so you can learn the ropes.
Yes, Immediation will be on hand to help you with any issues that you may encounter.
The fees paid to Panel members are fixed and will start at around $3,000 plus GST, going up to around $160,000 plus GST for the largest arbitrations. The fees paid to the independent experts increase with the value of the dispute and the complexity of the service, so there is potential to earn significant income from joining the Panel.
Each fee will be accepted on a case by case basis before the Panel member accepts the job.
Prior to appointment, Panel members will be able to tell Immediation the size of the briefs, by amount of the fee, they would like to accept.
Due to feedback, this is not universally taken up by firms, we have removed this requirement. However, if you are a member, please let us know.
Join our Panel of Experts
To access the application documents, please complete this form.
You will then receive an email with a link that will enable you to download the documents that provide you with comprehensive information relating to the opportunity, categories of panel membership and the practice areas we are focusing on initially. There is also information in Part A – Invitation, relating to our assessment criteria and how to submit your application.
Please note that all applications must be made using this process and applications close at 5pm AEST on Friday 15 February 2019.
If you have any questions in relation to the Invitation Process, please email Claire Bibby at firstname.lastname@example.org.