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Admitted as Barrister: 1989
Mr Sewell was called to the Bar in 1989. He is admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Courts of NSW, Queensland and the ACT, as well as the High Court of Australia.
Mr Sewell is an Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mr Sewell also is listed on the panels of Mediators for the Bar Association of NSW, the Supreme Court of NSW and the District Court of NSW. He has been approved as a BarADR Arbitrator with the NSW Bar Association and he has been appointed to the panel of Arbitrators for the District Court of NSW.
Mr Sewell is a member of the Association for International Mediation Institute, the International Chamber of Commerce and Mediators Beyond Borders. Mr Sewell is a member of the NSW Bar Association’s ADR Committee. He also is an international member of the American Bar Association and a member of its Dispute Resolution Section and Mediation and Arbitration Committees.
Mr Sewell is on the Panel of Mediators for the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (“ACICA”). He also is a member of each of the Association of Conflict Resolution – New York Chapter, the New York State Bar Association and the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum.
In addition to being an accredited mediator and arbitrator, Mr Sewell has over 25 years of experience in appearing as a mediation-advocate and an advocate at arbitrations. The IMI in The Hague has approved and endorsed Mr Sewell as a duly certified Mediation Advocate; he being the first person in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve that distinguished acknowledgement.
Mr Sewell also was a delegate of Mediators Beyond Borders (“MBB”) at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change that was held in Warsaw during November 2013. He remains as an active member of the MBB’s Climate Change Project Team. In addition he has attended as a delegate to UNEP‘s International Sustainability Forum.
Mr Sewell also serves as a member of MBB’s Project Committee and as a member of its United Nations Working Group.
Mr Sewell’s other areas of specialist practice include common law, personal injuries, public liability, motor accident, administrative law and appellate work.