AIFLAM CERTIFICATION FOR ARBITRATORS AND MEDIATORS

Family Law Arbitrators:
Charles Noble and James Noble are proud members of the National body for family law arbitrators and mediators know as AIFLAM.

The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia promotes the attractions of mediation and arbitration as a means of dispute resolution amongst both practitioners and the wider community.

Taken from the aiflam website:

Aiflam History
In 1988 the Family Law Council presented its report ‘Arbitration in Family Law’ to the Commonwealth Attorney-General. The report recommended the establishment of an arbitral scheme for resolution of certain Family Law Disputes by accredited arbitrators.

The report envisaged persons with professional qualifications and who have undergone a form of training in arbitration.

The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia recognised that there was no organisation with members who had professional experience in family law which could offer training in arbitration and decided to establish the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators as an independent body to promote arbitration in Family Law and train suitably qualified persons as arbitrators.

The Institute was governed by a Board consisting of nominees of the Family Law Section, a person nominated by the Attorney-General, a person nominated by the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and four elected persons. The first Board, consisted of (as they then were) Malcolm Broun, Michael Watt, Phil Theobald, Michael Habermann, the late Peter Nygh, Ernst Willheim, Rodney Burr, Bruce Crawford, John Faulks, Stuart Fowler, Michael Holden and Graeme Page.

The first task of the Institute was to formulate a training course in Family Law Arbitration. A number of tertiary institutions were approached to develop a course. The Dispute Resolution Centre at Bond University Law School expressed interest and a joint venture was commenced to plan the course.