Admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1984 and of the High Court and Federal Court of Australia in 1985, Garth commenced his legal career as a litigation and commercial lawyer working in Sydney and London. Garth trained as a mediator in 1994 and is a nationally accredited commercial mediator who has dealt with a range of complex and high value disputes. Garth has also been a member of various Tribunals including the NSW Fair Trading Tribunal, Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal, and has worked as in–house legal counsel for a public company. Garth has been involved in the provision of professional mediation and conflict resolution training throughout Australia in conjunction with universities and national and state based organisations. He has worked in the United Arab Emirates providing mediation training to judges (using Arabic translators) and also to judges in Vanuatu and Tonga. Garth is also an experienced user of the “blended” ADR process model. Garth was appointed as a part time member of the NSW Fair Trading Tribunal in 1999 and later the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal, and as an Arbitrator and Mediator with the NSW Workers Compensation Commission in 2002, and continues to hold a statutory appointment with the Commission as an Arbitrator.