Sir Laurence Street has played a leading role in introducing and practising commercial mediation/conciliation in Australia and neighbouring countries in this region. He has conducted, principally in Australia but on occasions overseas, well over 1,500 successful mediations/conciliations in commercial disputes. Some have involved international parties and issues, multiple parties and very substantial monetary or property issues across the full range of commercial disputes.
Sir Laurence has been able to draw on his long period of senior judicial office, his boardroom experience and his extensive practice as a disputes consultant in handling a wide variety of commercial disputes and sensitive issues. Frequently this involves formulating strategies in delicate and difficult situations in the corporate, political and public arenas extending to designing innovative techniques and combined mechanisms for resolving complex or novel issues.