Michael Klug is one of Australia’s pioneering lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

He is one of the original founders of LEADR (Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution) and was an original Director of the Australasian Disputes Centre. He has served on numerous ADR committees and organisations nationwide.

Consistently voted by peers as one of Australia's Best ADR Lawyers, Michael has advised large corporate and government clients in significant public disputes and matters.

Michael is also recognised as one of Australia's best-known teachers in negotiation skills, conflict management and ADR. The Golden Rules of Negotiation, which have been written, observed and extracted by Michael, form the basis of his training program which he presents throughout Australia and overseas.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Queensland Health: Michael conducted extended complex facilitations between Queensland Health and its employed health professionals, one of the largest successfully facilitated negotiations ever held in Australia. The facilitation was conducted during the Morris/Davies (Patel) Royal Commission and the Forster inquiry and involved the expenditure by the State Government of in excess of $1.1 billion.

 

Volvo Commercial Vehicles of Australia: Michael has advised on a variety of commercial and litigious matters including product liability. He also served on its Board and the Board of Mack Trucks Australia Ltd.

 

Government Owned Corporation: Michael's advised on the entire range of commercial activities undertaken by a government owned electricity corporation, from regulatory matters to high level negotiation, takeover litigation and litigious matters including a successful High Court appeal.

 

Federal Government Department: Michael assisted with a major procurement dispute with an International corporation.

 

Defence Materiel Organisation: Michael advised and upskilled staff in preparing for procurement negotiations.

 

Queensland Treasury Corporation: Michael provided advice in relation to an IT procurement dispute.

 

Queensland State Government: Michael mediated various significant disputes and contract negotiations.

 

Local Government Authorities: Michael designed dispute resolution mechanisms and processes.

 

Major Resource Company: Michael advised in sensitive stakeholder engagement issues and designed a special purpose negotiation app.


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Negotiation Skills Training

Michael is recognised as one of Australia's best-known teachers in negotiation skills, conflict management and ADR. The Golden Rules of Negotiation, which have been written, observed and extracted by Michael, form the basis of his training program which he presents throughout Australia and overseas.

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