Chinthaka Liyanage has been a law lecturer at the Faculty of Law University of Colombo, Sri Lanka since 2000. He holds LL.B Degree from the University of Colombo and LL.M. Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne. Chinthaka is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student, focusing on Online Consumer Arbitration, in the School of Law, La Trobe University, Australia. His research interests arein Online Dispute Resolution, International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Law.
The Promise and Reality of Online Dispute Resolution in Australia
It is clear that Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) has grown significantly in response to local and international factors within Australia over the past decade. This growth is partly attributable to a healthy Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) environment within Australia. The use of ADR in Australia is widespread and all Courts and Tribunals now have the power to mandatorily refer disputes to ADR processes.