Dispute Resolver Directory
Greg Rooney conducts a private mediation, arbitration, Dispute Systems Design and Project Alliancing practice in Australia. He has been a practising lawyer for 17 years. He retired from full time legal practice in 1996 and to practice as a full time ADR professional. He has completed more than 2,000 mediations since 1991.
He has mediated in a diverse range of conflicts including multi-party disputes involving government institutions, commercial and industrial disputes, agricultural disputes, franchise disputes, matrimonial disputes and disputes involving conflict in the workplace.
Greg is a Director of the Mediator Standards Board that regulates the Australian National Mediation Accreditation Scheme. He has been appointed by a number of state and federal governments in Australia as a statutory conciliator and arbitrator for a number of government programs.
For the last eleven years Greg has mediated over 200 face-to-face mediations between religious leaders and individual victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic, Anglican and Protestants religions in Australia as well as abuse within the Australian Defence Forces.
37 years as a mediation educator and trainer and as a mediator of disputes involving a wide range of clients and issues. I am now an internationally certified Elder Mediator, President of the Elder Mediation Australasian Network and training mediators to mediate disputes involving older people - see www.elder-mediation.com.au
- B Comm/LLB, University of New South Wales
- Master of Laws, University of Virginia
- Accredited Mediator, LEADR and NSW Bar Association
- LEADR Advanced Mediation Training
- Accredited Mediator, National Standards for Accreditation of Mediators
Max commenced as a practising barrister in 1979 after completing postgraduate studies in the USA on a Fulbright Scholarship. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1999.
The focus of his work over 30 years has always been the resolution of workplace issues whether via litigation in Federal and State courts; by conciliation or arbitration before Federal and State Industrial tribunals; or via private negotiation or mediation. He has acted for employees, contractors, unions as well as for employers across a vast range of industries.
He has also acted for the Federal Government and regularly acts for the NSW Government especially in the fields of health, police, payroll tax and education.
Max was appointed Junior Counsel Assisting to the Federal Government’s Agent Orange Royal Commission and appeared for the NSW Government in a two year arbitration of the terms and conditions of engagement of Visiting Medical Officers in the public hospital system.
Max played a central role in the development of unfair contract law and of the Police Commissioner’s “confidence”/removal powers in New South Wales and has recently conducted ground breaking litigation as to the operation of the Independent Contractors Act 2006 (Cth).
Max completed mediator and advanced mediator training in the mid nineties and has extensive experience with the mediation process having participated as either mediator or counsel in countless work related mediations, many involving Australia’s biggest companies. He is a regular presenter at mediation forums and mentors new mediators.
Max sees himself as a “resolutionary” – committed to the prevention and early resolution of conflict with a focus on the common and separate interests of all the parties.
Resolution of commercial and construction disputes as arbitrator, expert determiner and mediator.
I have acted as a third party neutral in several hundred disputes, as an arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator, expert determiner and as a member of various statutory tribunals. The amounts in dispute ranged from $5,000 to $70 million.
I have broad experience in all types of commercial disputes, including building and construction, contracts and commercial agreements, companies and partnerships, superannuation, planning and development, valuation, trade practices, access disputes and customs law.
I have been appointed in both international and domestic arbitrations.
Helen CollinsMelbourne based and video conferencing anywhere
profitableresolutions has extensive experience in resolving conflict using mediation, coaching, facilitation and training. We believe in resolving conflict at the lowest possible level to ensure your costs are kept to a minimum.
Whether dealing with workplace conflict, property disputes or child contact arrangements, profitableresolutions ensures parties are treated respectfully and assisted to develop durable agreements.
Eliza is an experienced, qualified and professional mediator specialising in restorative justice. Eliza's strengths are active listening skills, building rapport easily and open communication. She ensures balanced and safe sharing of diverse views to produce quality restorative justice outcomes. Skilled at facilitating high conflict situations and those with hidden communication needs.
Steve GarrardMelbourne Australia
Expert witness, accredited adjudicator, claim preparation for delay and quantum, general construction disputes involving Supreme Court and VCAT actions.
My clients include principals, contractors, designers and subcontractors.
My practice also provides contract management, project management and estimating services and advice in relation to construction and engineering projects.
Services can be provided on an hourly rate or fixed price established on a case by case basis.
My CV and references are available on request.
Sarah is an experienced barrister and mediator specialising in all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, including contract, corporate, building and construction, trade practices and consumer law.
She has a practical, personable mediation style and works hard to assist parties to achieve a resolution of their dispute.
Sharin Ruba Khosa
Sharin Ruba has a Masters in Business (Curtin), Degree in Commerce(UON), National Mediator Accreditation System (UWA), Post Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution (CoL), Cert IV Training, Hotel mgt qualifications.
Sharin is involved in conflict resolution, mediates & works in commercial, workplace, community & family areas. Sharin uses the UWA's MBT-M approach to mediation that gives practitioners an organised framework for thinking about what occurs in mediation. It provides skills to intervene in a manner that maximises the usefulness of mediation conversations in complex and high conflict situations.
Sharin is a Business, HR, Marketing consultant in a wide range of industries, project manage & policy writer, team builder, motivational speaker; & has trained more than three & a half thousand people in all aspects of business needs, corporate negotiations & consultations in South East Asian Region including Australia.
Sharin is a Nationally Accredited Mediator from UWA, a Committee Member of the Resolution Institute WA Chapter & National Family Mediation Network. She also supports Family Dispute Resolution at WA Fairhaven Rebuilding Centre Inc.
Sharin as Tourist Bureau President & Curtin Campus Administrator in Northam worked with Dr Nonja Peters, Director of Curtin University's 'Migration, Ethnicity, Refugees & Citizenship (MERC) Research Unit the founder of the Northam Multicultural Festival. In that period, Dr Peters organised an international conference at Curtin: 'Mediating Human Rights & Democracy: Indonesia, Australia & the Netherlands Human Rights’.
Sharin as a Board member of Share & Care Services Inc Community organisation, & Board member of Commonwealth Care Link has assisted in aged care, disabled, women’s, children & Indigenous peoples needs & welfare.
Sharin has been acknowledged & thanked by Dr Dede Bonner from The George Washington University and visiting professor at Curtin University. the author of the book "1O Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer's" for contributions to her research.
Sharin also assists Associate Professor Jill Howieson at the University of Western Australia’s Law School who is the Director of UWA Mediation Clinic & was Director of the national Mediator Standards Board, to coach & invigilate post graduate students & re-accrediting mediators in the ADR program at UWA.
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,
Edenvale MediationSouth East Queensland
Utilising the Facilitative Mediation Process, Edenvale Mediation facilitates participants to find their solutions to conflicts, disputes and differences in the workplace.
Edenvale Mediation uses the knowledge,skills and ethical principles referred to in part III Section 10.1 of the National Mediation Accreditation Standards.
Jane Silbereisen, Conciliate SAAdelaide Metropolitan and Regional SA
Mediation for families, civil, commercial and industrial disputes. Includes child custody, parenting arrangements and property settlements.for separated couples & families. We also provide mediation services to industry (including local government, government departments, NFP groups, business, corporates, clubs & associations). Matters can include civil, commercial, planning and other local government issues, wills and estates related disputes and disability. We also offer counselling for individuals, couples and families - including a focus on adolscents.
Currently mediating civil matters referred for ADR through the Mediation Unit of the Magistrates Court and via the University of Adelaide Law School's Mediation Information Service.
Michel Maree Hryce
2009 - Contract Projects -November 2009 - February 2010 - Unions NSW- Sydney, Australia : Policy Advisor Undertaking legal and financial research to draft and prepare Unions NSW submissions to the Australian Government, in response to the Australian Government's three phase review into the Governance, Efficiency, Structure and Operation of Australia's Superannuation System. -August 2009 - Boreen Point Real Estate - Sunshine Coast, QLD - Labor Lawyer Providing advice, preparation and drafting of a written submission, and successfully representing the single proprietor in a claim against the business for an unfair dismissal action. The claim was rejected at first instance by the QLD Government. -June-July 2009- Transdev TSL Pty Ltd - Sydney, Australia - Labor Consultant Providing Advice on labor and employment issues at Sydney Ferries, to the Transdev team. Undertaking legal and financial analysis of industrial instruments; contributing to the development of a new corporate structure, drafting position descriptions for senior executives; workforce planning; analysis of and development of future labor reform proposals; and teh review of current and proposed human resource policies. -March - July 2009 - Australia for UNCR - Sydney, Australia - Labour Consultant Working with the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Team, to draft and develop an Employment Manual for the Corporation. Undertaking legal research and fact investigation to ensure the content of the Manual met specific operational and regulatory requirements, including compliance with the new 2009 Industrial laws. The Manual established: new Position Descriptions; Employment Contracts; Safe Working Provisions; Workplace Behaviours, Human Resource Policies, Workers Compensation Compliance and a Performance Management System. September 2004 - February 2009 - Sydney Ferries Corporation - Sydney, Australia - General Manager, Human Resources and Industrial Relations Division- As a member of Sydney Ferries' Executive, within a maritime and transport environment, worked closely with the Board of Directors and key stakeholders including NSW Government Ministers and Departments, the Minsiter for Transport, Union Officials, Delegates and Staff, and was responsible for overseeing all employment and workplace relations matters. -Provided high level strategic legal and industrial advice to the Executive, the Board and the Government on all employment matters and labor issues, including: workforce planning; labour strategic planning; industrial reform; and human resource policies. -The key functional responsibilities of the role included: the establishment of new corporate structures; recruitment; personnel; injury management; human resources; payroll (in conjunction with the State Transit Authority); performance management; workforce planning and the carriage of all employment law and industrial relations matters and cases. -At a tactical level I undertook legal research and fact investigation to identify and negotiate significant labor reforms valued at $14 million through collective bargaining and the introduction of new individual contractual arrangements for senior managers. -Created and established a new human resource manual; established a new disciplinary procedure; and introduced a Health and Wellbeing Program comprising of drug and alcohol testing, a fatigue management plan; sick leave reviews; and an Employee Assistance Scheme. -Introduced a best practice Recruitment Scheme; a Performance Management System; "Employee Excellence Awards" and employment practices encouraging more diversity in the workforce to encourage cultural change. -Devised and introduced a new Injury Management Program, including a reformed return to work regime and new protocols for insurers. -Project managed the introduction of an Electronic Time and Attendance System; a new Electronic Personnel and Human Resource System and undertook preparatory work for the introduction of a new Electronic Payroll System. -Was responsible for enterprise bargaining with 8 unions; resolving industrial disputes; handling disciplinary matters and employment related investigations and cases. 2002 - 2004 - Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance - Sydney, Aust. -Director, Live Performance and Theatre- As a Senior Officer and Lawyer, was responsible for key strategic direction and decision making in policy, industrial relations, advocacy and employment contractual matters for members working in live performance within Australia and overseas. The work traversed Commercial, Government subsidised and Co-operative companied as well as Festivals within Australia, often negotiating with foreign based companies. -Negotiated, drafted and established working conditions, rates of pay, recording contracts and employment policies for performance, orchestra players and technicians in live performance through collective employment contracts, individual contracts and policy directives. -Was the senior advocate with the carriage of all Industrial legal cases for performers working in live performance, in both State and Federal Industrial Relations Commissions. -Supported members and individual companies to introduce workplace reforms and structural change in the interest of consumers of live live performance, performers and the sustainability of theatrical companies. Worked closely with Federal and State Governments on issues pertaining to subsidies and legislation for the cultural industries and in relation to industrial policies, legislation and work related matters. Internationally, advocated for improved copyright and moral rights for performers and artists. 1997 - 2002 - Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance - NSW State Secretary Corporate Equivalent of a CEO- was responsible for the effective Corporate Governance of the State registered organisation. Represented a membership of 15000 persons from all aspects of the media, entertainment and arts industries. As State Secretary, reported to a 30 member Board and successfully chaired 5 sub-committees of that Board. Was a member of the Executive of the nationally registered organisation and a key driver and promoter of a major restructure of the State and National organisations. I worked with colleagues to centralise corporate and member services, including the establishment of a national "Help Desk". The new rationalised business systems allowed the organisation to redirect significant resources to advocacy work in the best interest of the organisation's members. 1993 - 1997 - Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance - Sydney, Aust. - Solicitor and Industrial Officer 1991 - 1993 - NSW Health Department, Complaints Unit - Sydney, Aust. - Solicitor and Senior Policy Analyst 1988 - 1991 - Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Law firm - Sydney, Aust. - Graduate Solicitor - Taxation; Superannuation; Film; Health law; and Commercial litigation.
Karen Howard, FAICD, Med-NMASNewcastle, Central Coast, Hunter
Mediation First - Not all matters are suitable for mediation - but not all matters need to end up in litigation either.
As an Accredited Mediator, Karen Howard brings to her business Mediation First, a pragmatic and calm approach to mediation formed from over two decades of running successful businesses, and over 19 years' experience as an Independent Non-executive Director serving on charity, NFP, private and Government boards.
She is passionate about helping people resolve conflict and disputes.
Carmen Hurwitz - WorkPlacePLUSMelbourne Metro and Regional
- Transformative mediation
- Conflict resolution
- Workplace specialist
- Continuous improvement
- Team building
- Group mediation
- Restorative practice
- Independent workplace investigations
Dealing with people and managing risks within an organisation can be complex. WorkPlacePLUS provides integrated human resource services, so you can focus on the everyday needs of your business.
Our experienced team provides practical solutions for our clients, across a diverse range of sectors, including Not For Profit, Aged Care, Disability, NDIS, Healthcare, Community Services, Allied Health, Education, Public Sector, Financial and SME's.
To strengthen your teams and resolve complex workplace issues, a formal mediation process may be required. As the neutral third-party, WorkPlacePLUS can facilitate and promote effective communication and understanding, empowering you to negotiate a mutually acceptable outcome to the issue at hand.
Carmen Hurwitz is certified to perform court-mandated mediation under the National Mediation Accreditation System. To discuss our mediation and conflict resolution services, please contact Anna Pannuzzo on 0419 533 434.
Michael MaguireQueensland, Australia, New Zealand
Michael works with ex partners empowering them to participate effectively in the mediation process. He works with them to ensure that the development needs of their children are taken into account in their decision making. He works with them to design property settlement solutions that allow them to start again and move on with their lives.