ADR Practitioners

This page contains information for members who are, or who want to become, QLS accredited mediators and arbitrators as well as practical tools for resolving disputes and links to industry resources.

Becoming a QLS Accredited Mediator

The Queensland Law Society accredits mediators under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS). NMAS requires mediators to comply with the following standards:

The Practice Standards — govern the relationship of the mediator with the mediation parties and specify practice and competency requirements for mediators and inform parties of what they can expect of the mediation process.

The Approval Standards — apply to any mediator who seeks to be accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation system. They define the minimum qualifications and training requirements for mediators and assist parties to understand what qualifications and competencies to expect of mediators.

Requirements for our Mediators encompass personal qualities such as appropriate life, social and work experience to conduct the process independently and professionally. Accreditation furthermore requires that our mediators comply with professional practice and ethical standards, have appropriate insurance cover, and have obtained competence through specialised education, training and experience.

If you wish to apply to become a QLS Accredited Mediator please complete the application form. For more information on accreditation, please contact the Records Department at or 1300 367 757.

Once accredited, mediators are placed on the QLS Directory

QLS Approved Arbitration

Formal qualifications to become an arbitrator require completion of a recognised course. We advise you check with the Queensland Law Society to ensure the course content will enable you to become a QLS-approved arbitrator.

For more information on National Accreditation, please contact the Records Department at or 1300 367 757.

Once approved, arbitrators are placed on the QLS Directory.

Practical Resources

Members' mediation kit

The members' mediation kit includes a sample mediation agreement and a sample standard dispute resolution clause as well as general information about the mediation process.

Download the kit

Model clause for expert determination

QLS has developed a sample clause for party's to use in contracts to resolve disputes by way of expert determination in a wide variety of circumstances.

Download the clause

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