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Prescribed requirements for arbitrator (Act s 10M)

                   For the definition of arbitrator in section 10M of the Act, a person meets the requirements for an arbitrator if:

                     (a)  the person is a legal practitioner; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the person is accredited as a family law specialist by a State or Territory legal professional body; or

                             (ii)  the person has practised as a legal practitioner for at least 5 years and at least 25% of the work done by the person in that time was in relation to family law matters; and

                     (c)  the person has completed specialist arbitration training conducted by a tertiary institution or a professional association of arbitrators; and

                     (d)  the person's name is included in a list, kept by the Law Council of Australia or by a body nominated by the Law Council of Australia, of legal practitioners who are prepared to provide arbitration services under the Act.

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