If a dispute arises out of or relates to the Terms, either party may not commence any
Tribunal or Court proceedings in relation to the dispute, unless the following clauses
have been complied with (except where urgent interlocutory relief is sort).
A party to the Terms claiming a dispute ('Dispute') has arisen under the Terms, must
give written notice to the other party detailing the nature of the dispute, the desired
outcome and the action required to settle the Dispute.
On receipt of that notice ('Notice') by that other party, the parties to the Terms
(a) Within 14 days of the Notice endeavour in good faith to resolve the Dispute
expeditiously by negotiation or such other means upon which they may
(b) If for any reason whatsoever, 14 days after the date of the Notice, the
Dispute has not been resolved, the Parties must either agree upon
selection of a mediator or request that an appropriate mediator be
appointed by the President of the or his or her nominee;
(c) The Parties are equally liable for the fees and reasonable expenses of a
mediator and the cost of the venue of the mediation and without limiting the
foregoing undertake to pay any amounts requested by the mediator as a
pre-condition to the mediation commencing. The Parties must each pay
their own costs associated with the mediation;
(d) The mediation will be held in New South Wales, Australia.
All communications concerning negotiations made by the Parties arising out of and in
connection with this dispute resolution clause are confidential and to the extent
possible, must be treated as "without prejudice" negotiations for the purpose of
applicable laws of evidence.
Termination of Mediation:
If 4 weeks have elapsed after the start of a mediation of the Dispute and the Dispute
has not been resolved, either Party may ask the mediator to terminate the mediation
and the mediator must do so.