Shirli Kirschner has been a qualified mediator for 12 years and is the principal of Resolve Advisors Pty Ltd, which she established in August 1996. Resolve provides mediation, facilitation and ADR and system design services to a wide client base.
Shirli is on a number of mediator panels including the LEADR Advanced panel, UTS/CDR and LawCover panels. She was on the standby panel for Sydney Ferries for the Sydney Olympic games. Recent mediations include disputes in the wholesale telecommunications market between stakeholder carriers and a partnership disputes within a small ($8 million turnover) company.
Shirli is the NECA dispute reolution adviser for the National Electricity Market. She is on the editonal panel of the ADR bulletin.
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ADR Forms, Methods and Practices
Dispute resolution comes in as many forms as there are people in dispute.
DR Clauses in Contract
What are dispute resolution clauses (DR clauses)?
ADR Pilot Schemes and Programs
What are pilot programs, or pilot schemes, in ADR?
Dispute Management Plans and ADR
Three myths relevant to Dispute Management Plans (DMPs) exist.
Court-based Dispute Resolution
Adapted from Prof Tania Sourdin, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 5th ed, 2016, Thomson Reuters. ADRAC gratefully acknowledges the authorship of Professor Sourdin, who kindly prepared this paper.
Criminal Justice and ADR
What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?
Children and ADR
Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and ADR
This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.
What are the origins of conciliation in Australia?
ADR in the Regulation of Aged Care
The role of ADR in the aged care sector has a chequered history with regulatory bodies and dispute resolution processes frequently changing in response to public concerns and budgetary considerations.
Bio-physiology and DR
Studies of the human response to conflict have confirmed that at the level of our body the response is the same as the human response to stress.
ADR Clusters and Hotspots
ADR clusters and hotspots are pockets of usage of ADR processes that are markedly higher than the usage rates in the wider community.
ADR and Religion
What is the relevance of religion to ADR? This question is very different to considering the relevance of ADR to religion.
Accountability of ADR Practitioners
Accountability of ADR practitioners is important to ensure the credibility and effectiveness of ADR processes.
Access to Justice and ADR
A degree of controversy still surrounds characterising ADR as an ‘access to justice’ issue.