Welcome to the Technology Dispute Centre (TDC), the centre for mediation facilities and services in Sydney CBD. The TDC is a joint initiative of BarNet, a not-for-profit entity which provides communications and technology services to barristers and others, and a small group of specialist ADR (Alternative dispute resolution) practitioners with an interest and expertise in technology and intellectual property disputes.

The Centre’s Patron is the Honourable Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC, one of Australia’s leading ADR practitioners.

The Centre intends to become an international centre of excellence with an outstanding group of ADR practitioners, sophisticated technological services, and conveniently located mediation rooms.

Our award-winning design team have created a purpose-built ADR space, with a suite of break-out and smaller meeting rooms and work spaces. This followed extensive consultation with lawyers and other ADR professionals. We have involved an acoustic engineer in the design and certification of the quality of the rooms. As you would expect, all mediation rooms are sound-proofed so that even speakerphone conference calls cannot be heard outside that particular room.

The physical presence of the Centre is in the visually marvelous sandstone and marble 1914 Heritage-Listed “Trust Building” at the corner of King and Castlereagh Street in the Sydney CBD, see here for further details.

Each of the mediation rooms in the Centre on the seventh floor has very high ceilings and abundant natural light.

Mediation Facilities and Services

The Technology Dispute Centre will offer an impressive range of services and mediation facilities, including:

  • a specialist, dedicated centre comprising purpose-built meeting and party rooms which have been sound-proofed and certified by acoustic engineers, see photographs below;

  • advanced electronic court/hearing room facilities, including for secure remote access;

  • online work spaces for individual case management and dispute facilitation;

  • a network of skilled dispute resolution professionals (through the fellows);

  • a web portal embodying the collective expertise of the Centre’s fellows and associates;

  • the availability of ‘Hot’ Desks and Virtual Chambers;
  • an advanced communications and computer infrastructure, including wireless access and high definition video-conferencing facilities; and

  • quality coffee making and beverage vending by our self-service baristas.