National Dispute Centre
In May 1989, CCL purchased Frederick Jordan Chambers, 233 Macquarie Street, Sydney.
In March 1993 the long term tenants in this building, Frederick Jordan Chambers, vacated leaving Floors 1-12 vacant. Various uses for the building were investigated and on 23 March 1993 the Board adopted a resolution that CCL would establish an arbitration and mediation centre that would operate on Ground Floor to Level 8 inclusive. The remaining floors in the building were leased to barristers, arbitrators and other commercial tenants. The building was renamed the National Dispute Centre
In early 1994 the east side of the 1st Floor Selborne Chambers was established as a large hearing room designed particularly for large arbitrations, to be operated in association with the dispute centre. In 1999 Auscript installed an electronic court room facility in this room.
In 2005, as a consequence of high demand
for space from CCL's shareholders, the Board undertook a strategic review of the use of
the space in the NDC and adopted a policy whereby its shareholder floors would be offered, as a priority over all other uses,
space in the NDC to establish floor annexes. This arrangement has proved popular and beneficial. It provides accommodation for junior members of the Bar and enables them to develop an association with an established Floor. On 1 December 2005, leases were entered into with shareholder floors for Levels 4-12 of the NDC. The space utilized for the dispute centre was reduced to Level 2 and the Hearing Room.