Mary Walker OAM

Mary Walker OAM is a senior Australian barrister and renowned ADR practitioner.  She practises across processes and jurisdictions particularly in commercial, class actions, professional negligence and environmental.  Mary was Chair of the International Section (ILS) of The Law Council of Australia 2020-2023, is a long standing Chair of the Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section ADR Committee of the Law Council of Australia and Co-Chair of the ILS International Dispute Resolution Committee and ILS South Pacific Issues Committee.  Mary appeared before the High Court of Australia as counsel in Campbells Cash and Carry Pty Ltd v Fostif Pty Ltd [2006] HC 41, 229 CLR 386, the first decision of the High Court on litigation funding and appeared before UNCITRAL on behalf of the International Bar Association in 2022 and 2023.  Mary was a member of the ICC Commission Taskforce on ADR and Arbitration (Paris 2020-2022) and was Co-Chair of the IBA Mediation Committee 2020-2022 and is a member of the IBA Advisory Board of the Mediation Committee. Mary has been recognised in the Best Lawyers and Doyles Guide to Leading Lawyers.  Mary was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) “For Service to the Law” in 2021, was inducted into the Australian ADR Awards Hall of Fame as its Inaugural member in 2019 and was made a fellow of the Australian Dispute Resolution Association for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Dispute Resolution.


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