Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Civil Liability and Torts Law; Legal Skills & Technique; Litigation; Torts and Civil Liability
Delivered: November 2015
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In this session, which was delivered as part of the Litigation Convention 2015, Mr Ken Read discusses the strategic issues involved in settlement. Mr Read SC advises that strategy, not process, is essential to any advantageous settlement. Strategy, he proposes, involves the consideration of how; why; when; what and who. This session also uses a practical example to illustrate strategy, and strategic decisions such as who should speak first; what issues would you address; who should make the first offer; what will the sum be; and why those conclusions are reached.
Kenneth Read SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers
About the Presenter:
Mr Ken Read practices as a barrister in civil litigation in Hobart and on the North West Coast. He has
constantly been involved in mediations since they started in about 1990 in the Supreme Court and both before and after that time has been involved in settling all form of civil litigation both at mediation and in other available forms.