Dispute Resolver Directory
A Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience, and an accredited Business Valuation specialist and Forensic Accounting specialist. Dawna has led a wide range of matters as an independent expert witness, a consulting expert and an expert determiner. She specialises in the interpretation of complex data and financial / accounting information, and providing independent expert opinions in disputes and investigations.
Dawna has acted for purchasers, vendors, and as the independent expert determiner in dozens of post-acquisition disputes. Dawna has testified as an expert witness on behalf of corporates, governments and regulators. She has provided expert testimony in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Supreme Court of Western Australia and Administrative Tribunals, as well as arbitrations in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Dawna has worked in Canada, the United States, France and Australia, including as a Partner in ‘Big Four’ and boutique firms. Clients value her accessibility and her hands-on approach.
Dawna is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a leading expert in Economic Consulting/Quantum of Damages, Forensic Accounting and Arbitration Expert Witnesses.
Ben SchoemanAustralia, Africa, South East Asia, Pacific
Accredited Mediator NMAS
Mediation, Conciliation, Facilitation, Problem-solving, Adjudication, Training
I am a full time professional consultant in conflict management and dispute resolution with more than two decades worth of experience. I provide mediation, arbitration, training, change management, development facilitation, organisational transformation, community conflict management, environmental facilitation and labour relations services.
Cameron McPhedranCommunity LGBTIQA+ Research Cross-cultural
I have undertaken unique research work (a Master's thesis) about mediation between parents and their LGBTIQA+ identifying children, as a mechanism of conflict resolution or 'repairing the harm.' I trained in the community mediation context at the Glebe Justice Centre. I have worked with young people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and also worked in Restorative Justice and previously at Resolution Institute.
Deborah BrownMetropolitan and regional SA
A compassionate, genuine and experienced mediator providing mediation and group facilitation services. In addition to being a nationally accredited mediator, mediator coach and part of the ReturntoWorkSA panel of approved mediators, I am a registered clinical counsellor, a professionally experienced rehabilitation counsellor and am an educator with the University of SA and Flinders University in fields such as counselling, disability and social inclusion. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals through conflict, change and challenge with a focus on achieving workable and sustainable outcomes for all involved.
Neil Kirkpatrick FCIArb FRICS FCIOB PRISydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne
BSc (Hons) DipICArb FRICS FCIOB FCIArb PRIMed
Neil Kirkpatrick is a chartered quantity surveyor, chartered construction manager, construction adjudicator, arbitrator, mediator, expert determiner and expert witness in quantum, delay and construction technical matters. He is managing director of Construction Expert Services, an advisory practice providing consultancy services to developers, law firms, contractors, subcontractors and professional practices.
Neil has over two decades of experience assisting parties, clients, development companies and contractors internationally, solving problems, helping achieve real solutions, and resolving complex, contentious and non-contentious issues that arise on projects in addition to determining disputes arising under contract and subject to security of payment legislation.
His experience embraces large scale developments, infrastructure projects, resource schemes and industrial, residential and commercial construction projects. Neil is experienced in quantum, delay, contract and technical matters including loss and expense, disputed variations, extension of time, disruption, acceleration, liquidated damages and defective work type claims across a broad range of projects.
Construction and Engineering, Energy, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Mining, Arbitration, Mediation, Expert Determination, Quantum & Technical Expert Witness
Further information can be found at Neil's practice website: www.expertservices.com.au
Eveleen RaoHobart CBD
Taxation, small business, retail lease agreement, family, estate & inheritance, workplace and cultural disputes.
I provide dispute resolution and Mediation services to help reduce the burden of stress where parties are met with the unpleasant situation of having a disagreement that they can't resolve together.
My services will help clients resolve disputes before it becomes so big that the court and tribunal becomes involved. I understand that attending the court and tribunal sessions can be very stressful for parties in dispute and for those who are near and dear to them. It can be time-consuming and is costly to attend. The cost gets unreasonably higher where legal representatives are involved for advise!
As an independent mediator and service provider, I will help you to eliminate all the stress listed above. I will step in to find out the background of the issue in dispute, understand the perspective of both participants, have a conversation surrounding what it is that both participants really want to achieve as an outcome and help to nut out prospective solutions.
My aim is to enable both participants reach a mutually acceptable outcome, to ensure they are empowered to make the right choice keeping in mind the real issue to resolve. I will help them build a positive relation with each where possible.
Frances Richards & AssociatesEastern Sydney NSW
Calm, organised and empathetic resolver of conflict relating to:
- compulsory acquisition of land,
- land valuation,
- land development,
- public land use,
- local government governance, procurement, probity and services,
- civil aviation,
- geospatial information systems (GIS),
- child care and protection.
Services can be combined to meet your needs and include: Facilitation, Mediation/Post mediation follow up services, Coaching for skills development, Workplace/individual training, Organisational change management, Injury mangement expertise in workplace disputes and return to work, Addressing bullying complaints, Workplace Culture Audits blended with mediation/facilitation services, Accredited WorkCover NSW Psychologist,
Experienced mediator, facilitator and workplace psychologist.
I provide high quality workplace mediation services to clients in the public, private and not for profit sectors. I can assist parties to quickly and equitably resolve disputes and to rebuild working relationships.
Some examples of the kinds of disputes which I have resolved are:
- bullying, harassment and workplace treatment claims;
- interpersonal disputes between individuals and groups;
- pay, conditions and other employee entitlements;
- discrimination and adverse action claims;
- performance management and disciplinary matters;
- workplace safety and workers compensation claims; and
- disagreements over restructures and other organisational changes.
Emma BroomfieldNorth coast of NSW
I provide workplace, community and public dispute resolution and facilitation services across regional NSW. My passion is helping others solve problems and work together for the benefit of their community. I am interested in how mediation (both the process and principles) can be used to improve decision making and therefore outcomes for our communities.
As a qualified lawyer and nationally accredited mediator, I also provide legal and governance advice to organisations that need help navigating the complexities of the government and regulatory system. My clients include local councils and not for profits across regional areas.
SOON LEE (DENNIS) OON
Dennis Oon is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He has 25 years of relevant working experience, working with several major professional quantity surveying firms, contracting organisations, contract advisory and project management firms on projects located throughout Australia, the Middle East and Asia. Since 1995, he has specialised in contract advisory and dispute services on building, engineering, resource and infrastructure works. He has extensive involvement in alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) and litigation proceedings through preparation, defence and negotiation of contractual claims on behalf of owners, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers.
Amanda LyeBased on the Northern Beaches
Her legal knowledge and practical, client-focussed approach allows Amanda to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively.
Amanda offers skilled mediation, facilitation and training services Amanda brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles as a litigator and and investigator in the public, private and community sectors. She has practised in the areas of employment and industrial law, administrative law and civil litigation.
Currently working as a an HR Advisor, Investigator and Mediator for Allan Hall Business Advisors on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Amanda has broad experience in dealing with workplace and commercial disputes for a range of clients Australia wide.
Curtin University School of Architecture Construction and Planning ; sessional lecturer in construction law Royal Australian Institute of Architects Archicentre : participating architect Royal Australian Institute of Architects WA Executive Director (1993 - 1996) Paul Wellington Pty Ltd Architects Melbourne and Perth (1984 - 2005) see web site on www.paulwellington.com
Rae-Anne�s interest in dispute resolution has resulted in over 20 years experience in workplace relations in the public sector, higher education and health industry, and more recently advising business on a broad range of industrial relations issues. In addition to this sound basis she has worked and represented organisations in the international arena including the UN. She has also participated in high level negotiations and discussions at UN forums. Rae-Anne�s extensive and wide ranging experience has contributed to the development of her negotiation and advocacy skills to a high level. Her areas of expertise are human resource management, industrial regulation and mediation in the workplace. As an industrial relations negotiator and advocate Rae-Anne has had extensive experience in workplace dispute resolution, working as a an industrial officer and advocate with unions at the state, national and international levels before using her knowledge and experience more broadly as a workplace consultant. Rae-Anne�s mediation work has resulted in clients being assisted to find practical settlements to difficult workplace disputes.
Daan SpijerMelbourne & suburbs
Understanding in the face of conflict.
Bringing more than 45 years of experience in law, psychotherapy, IT, business and organisational management to the understanding and resolution of disputes. I have also trained, and worked for 15 years, in psychotherapy.
During the COVID-19 isolation and distancing, I can conduct mediation and family dispute resolution on-line.
I live on the Mornington Peninsula and I am available to assist you anywhere around Melbourne and its suburbs, as well as all over Victoria and Tasmania.
See more about me and what I bring to my practice at www.DSMediation.com.au