Dispute Resolver Directory
The Honourable Murray Tobias AM, QCFormer Court of Appeal Judge
I am a retired Judge of Appeal of 13 years. Before that, a barrister for 38 years including 25 years as a QC.
I am experienced in all facets of litigation and dispute resolution and am able to control arbitral process to ensure a cost efficient outcome.
Larry Maybee (LMB Law & Mediation)Gold Coast & Brisbane, Queensland & Northern New South Wales
Following careers as a legal adviser and senior manager, doing humanitarian work with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and as a senior military officer, I am pleased to be able to combine my skills and experience to provide Mediation and Conflict Management Coaching Services in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
Peter Callaghan SC
LL.B University of Sydney and admitted as solicitor 1965, LL.M University of Sydney 1969, Admitted to Bar 1971, Senior Counsel 1994 RANR 1976-2007, promoted to Captain 1997, Judge Advocate and Defence Force Magistrate 1985-2007. Acting District Court Judge 1996-1997. Chairman NSW Chapter IAMA 2003-2011.Member, Chief of Defence Force Commissions of Inquiry, Presidential Panel since 2007. Member, Chief of Defence Force Commissions of Inquiry, Presidential Panel since 2007
Emma WattMelbourne's eastern suburbs
- Helping workplaces move past disputes and focus on productivity
- 20 years' experience in human resources and workplace relations
- Practical approach, help facilitate workable outcomes for all parties
I am a volunteer with Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, and usually have a trainee puppy with me who is learning and socialising. The puppy will sleep a lot and won't interrupt a mediation.
Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Aust (FCA) Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPAA) Board Appointments: Martindale Holdings Pty Lt (Director) Australia Business Arts Foundation (SA Chair) The Big Book Club Inc (Director) State Theatre Company South Australia (Chair) CAREER: I commenced my professional career with Duffield Hastwell Tune & Co in 1976 in the Audit area and joined Arthur Young on 1 January 1980 on the merger of those firms. My experience in Insolvency dates from this time. I joined Allert Heard & Co in August 1980 and became a partner in 1988. I became an Australian Partner of Arthur Andersen in 1989 when those firms merged and an International Partner in 1994. I was Partner in charge of Corporate Recovery Services of Arthur Andersen, South Australia and the Asia Pacific representative on the worldwide Training Advisory Committee which developed and implemented training for CRS practices world-wide until 31 December 1996. On 1 January 1997 I joined SimsPartners where I was Partner in Charge of the Adelaide office until retiring from the firm on 30 June 2008 to relocate to Melbourne. I was a Director and Treasurer of the Royal South Australian Deaf Society for 5 years and Chair of the Audit Committee of Retail Brands Group P/L (Wendy�s Ice Creams). I am currently a Director of Martindale Holdings Pty Ltd, a company which manages rural properties bequested to the University of Adelaide. I have recently been appointed as Chair in SA of the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) and was appointed as Chair of the State Theatre Company of South Australia in December 2007. I have successfully undertaken the AICD Company Directors Course and after being a member of The Executive Connection (TEC 32) for over 9 years I have since 1 January 2008 taken on the Chair role with that group in Adelaide. I have practised in insolvency management and consulting since 1980 and have specific experience in managing and selling businesses as well as investigating, analysing and designing turnaround/reconstruction strategies for businesses in financial distress. I have undertaken a range of Litigation support assignments, including the preparation of valuation and economic loss reports and the analysis of reports prepared by other experts. I have given evidence in litigation matters and in the course of insolvency administrations. I have significant experience in analysing businesses from both an operational and financial perspective and in formulating financial models to predict financial performance (profit and loss budgets and cashflow forecasts). I have significant experience in leading, coaching and mentoring staff and clients over many years.
Faciliators Network of WA. Australian Institute of Professional Facilitators; Australian Facilitators Network, Organisational Conflict, Government, Not for profit sector, mediation, facilitation, training Organisational Conflict, local State and Federal Government Departments and Agencies, Not for Profit Sector
Marie Sullivan OAMBathurst NSW 2795
- Mediator’s Opening Statement – explains her role and the ground rules – one to speak at a time in a respectful manner note: can take “time out” if upset or lacking control; neutrality/ impartiality of mediator; confidential process.
- Parties Statements and Mediator’s Summaries (each tells their side of the matter without interruption by the other).
- Identification and Listings of Issues – agree order of items to be discussed
- First joint explanatory negotiation through direct communication between the parties (pinpointing and listing any proposed options).
- First private meeting – a confidential and private, one on one meeting with each party (either party may request time out as needed).
- Second joint negotiation – nutting out the agreement (can include further private/one on one meeting with the negotiators).
- Concluding joint negotiation to fine tune all agreements made.
- Mediator photographs white board and later off-site writes up the agreement, finalises, emails to parties.
- Parenting order filed with the Court to make it enforceable, or it is agreed that it is not necessary to do so.
- Terms of Property Settlement fine-tuned, agreed and provided to the Parties’ lawyers for filing with the Court as Consent Orders thus concluding any litigation on foot.
What happens in mediation?
Mediation is a flexible process that can be adapted to suit the parties and the circumstances.
R3 Resolutions minimises the trauma associated with civil claims by offering mediation and other services that empower people to resolve claims on their own terms. R3's principal mediator, Julie Somerville, specialises in medical negligence, institutional abuse, personal injury and highly emotional complex trauma claims.
Murray's expertise has developed over a period of three decades in workplace conflict resolution as a mediator, coach, investigator and facilitating culture-improvement processes. He has assisted organisations to resolve conflict between staff at all levels, reset working relationships and improve the culture and interaction within and between groups.
Janelle @ RESOLVE Mediation & ConsultancyNewcastle, Hunter Region and North West Coast of Tasmania as required by private practice.
"Putting Kid's First and Building Better Relationships" is the focus at RESOLVE Mediation and Consultancy.
Janelle is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with Relationships Australia NSW Newcastle, at the Hunter Centre, in Broadmeadow and Macquarie Park in Sydney. While also now offering private FDR Mediation and Child Inclusive Practise from Newcastle to Maitland and the Upper Hunter Region, along with availability for the North West Coast of Tasmania, as required.
More than 10 year's experience as an accredited FDRP Mediator and CIP - child consultant, using play based and expressive therapy tools.
Previous experience and specialising in family violence, relationships and youth work with CatholicCare Tasmania, now residing in the Hunter region of NSW.
Janelle brings a depth of skills, experience, holistic and variety of approaches to her work, which includes; Counselling, Case Management, Consultancy, Advocacy and Referrals, where required. Supporting individuals and families, teenager/parent, same sex couples, grandparents, step-families, blended families, and elderly family members with relationship issues in dispute.
Understanding, professional and solution focused on the best outcomes for all.
Janelle is available for private practice, after hours and weekend sessions, by face to face, virtual or phone where appropriate. While 3 days per week, Janelle will be based as a FDRP Mediator with Relationships Australia NSW, in Newcastle and Sydney.
Very reasonable and affordable rates, may be negotiated.
Unsure about the next step or what options are available to you?
Contact Janelle directly for a further discussion.
Toby Shnookal first qualified and gained experience as a Civil Engineer in the oil industry and then in civil construction before turning to the law. He is one of very few Senior Counsel in Australia with engineering qualification and experience. At one time he owned and operated a small construction company. Since 2016 he has practised almost exclusively as a Neutral - Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Facilitator, Mediator, Adjudicator and Counsel Assisting in Enquiries. He has BE (Civil), LLB (Hons) and a diploma in International Arbitration (CIArb). He is a co-author of Brooking on Building Contracts 4th Edition. He did articles with Professor John Sharkey AM and read with the Honourable Justice Digby.
More details are on the website https://www.vicbar.com.au/profile/6604
Alan K ChuckVIC Melbourne metro
Freelance civil engineer and engineering arbitrator. Accredited Adjudicator under the Security of Payment Act (Vic). Accredited mediator. Sessional Member of Planning Panels Victoria and VCAT. Civil engineer specialising in engineering contracts, claims and dispute resolution.
Bianca Keys provides conflict prevention, management and resolution services via mediation, training and conflict management coaching. She is also an experienced facilitator for group discussions and planning days. Bianca provides mediation services for commercial and workplace issues, with particularly strong experience in franchising and SME disputes. In addition, Bianca mediates sporting, healthcare and creative industry disputes. For further information visit www.biancakeys.com
Mark MacDiarmidSydney Parramatta Blue Mountains
As a mediator:
I am able to provide mediation services for all disputes, and am accredited by the Federal Attorney General’s Department to provide compulsory Family Dispute Resolution and to issue s60I Certificates under the Family Law Act for disputes involving children.
How do I approach matters involving children?
I am committed to a child-centred approach in my practise as a mediator and family lawyer. This means that whether I’m acting for mums, dads, grandparents, or as an Independent Children’s Lawyer or mediator, I am focussed on guiding and supporting parents and other significant people in children’s lives to develop and implement strategies that keep children and young people safe, happy and able to attain their full potential as loved and vibrant human beings. I strongly prioritise non-court based solutions to family law issues, and my unique legal and interpersonal skills enable me to assist clients to obtain the best possible results for themselves and their children, while keeping levels of destructive conflict to a minimum.
Former Partner (1992 to 2001) and Commercial Group Manager (1994 - 1997) at Tress Cocks and Maddox, Sydney Mediator of over 500 litigated and unlitigated disputes -13 years Arbitrator by appointment in contractual disputes -13 years Admitted to practice in 1974 - Supreme Court of NSW and High Court Specialist Accredited Mediator, accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales. Member of CTTT (formerly Fair Trading Tribunal), mediating numerous building matters, and arbitrating numerous building matters Chair of the Accredited Specialist Committee in Mediation with the Law Society of New South Wales, Advanced Panel Arbitrator and Mediator with Australian Commercial Disputes Centre, LEADR, Panel Mediator with the Supreme Court and District Court and Associate Member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators. ADR training with LEADR, CDR Associates in Colorade USA, and Harvard USA. Arbitration and expert determination training with IAMA
Roz TownsendCentral West, Bathurst, Regional
An experienced mediator, communication/conflict coach, adult educator, elder mediator, and corporate trainer. Roz has 18 years experience as a mediator and 30 years as an adult educator and corporate trainer.
She has written a number of books in the field of communication and mindfulness in language including:
- Future Words - How our Words Create Reality;
- Body Language;
- 7 Easy Ways to Improve Social Intelligence;
- Living Wealth - How to Live a Life of Balance and Harmony;
- Manners Matter;
- Love Well;
- Presentation Skills.
Tassi GeorgiadisAdelaide based HR Consultant
Human Resource specialist in Education sector disputes / tertiary institutions.
- human resource management including strategic, operational, workforce planning,employee relations
- strategic planning, performance measurement and reporting
- project management, change management and people management
- data analysis, resource allocation and knowledge management
- knowledge of the education, training and child care sectors.