"Litigation will always have its place. Professionally I love the thrill of a good court room battle. But that also means I have seen first hand the stress, cost, uncertainty and lost opportunities that litigation can cause. That is why I firmly believe there is a better way of resolving certain disputes that will then allow the parties to focus on improving lives and generating prosperity. I love the idea of bringing together the skills of political leadership, diplomacy, conflict resolution and legal expertise to help solve people's problems."