The course will seek to develop practical mediation, dispute resolution and conflict management skills. It will provide an analysis of the framework, principles and values of mediation and other associated methods of dispute resolution.

Dispute Resolution
Intensive - 4 days
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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$2,260 (incl. GST)

Topics covered

  • current issues in mediation
  • mediation - definition and principles
  • mediation - a comparison with other ADR processes
  • conflict
  • contemporary mediation practices
  • mediator's function
  • assisting the communications
  • mediation skills
  • lawyers as negotiators/mediators
  • ethical dilemmas in mediation
  • legal issues for mediators
  • contemporary mediation directions - local & global.

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrolment options

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This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Ms Anne-Marie Rice

Anne-Marie Rice is a director of Rice Dispute Resolution and the principal mediator at Rice Mediations. With 20 years experience in Family Law, she is an accredited specialist in family law, a nationally accredited mediator and a registered FDRP and Arbitrator. Since 2012 Anne-Marie has been routinely recognised by her peers as one of Queensland’s best family lawyers and family law mediators.

The 2018 WLAQ Leneen Ford AC Woman Lawyer of the Year, Anne-Marie has been an executive member of some of Queensland’s and Australia’s leading legal organisations including the QLS Practice Management and Specialist Accreditation Committees and The Family Law Practitioners Association of Qld. She is the current Qld Solicitor representative on the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Anne-Marie is committed to dispute resolution without recourse to trial and regularly trains practitioners around the country in mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice (a model in which she has consistently worked for over 10 years). Her focus is on the practical application of a “positive approach” to problem solving and her engaging presentations invite audiences to embrace the concept that conflict can be resolved without combat.

Anne-Marie regularly presents at local, national and international conferences and, as well as writing for both academic and industry publications on topics related to Family Law, Dispute Resolution and “Positive Problem Solving”, she is a consultant author to the CCH’s Family Law Service and the Master Family Law Guide.