Develop our region and our profession
Queensland Law Society has called for a commitment to:
Investigate promoting the Federal Court as a hub for arbitration of international disputes with Brisbane as the centre for dispute resolution in the Pacific and surrounding region.
Law is the language of trade and a strong legal profession is a foundation stone of the rule of law locally and throughout our region. The Queensland legal profession has a role to play in developing strong legal infrastructure in the Pacific.
Brisbane possesses two key advantages in being a hub for the arbitration of international disputes:
- it is the natural launch point for engaging with many of the Pacific nations; and
- it already has a highly capable local legal profession and specialist courts built on strong foundations of respect for the rule of law and mature ethical infrastructure.