Dispute Resolver Directory
Spent nearly 20 years working as a social worker. Have run my own company for the past sixteen years and have grown it into a successful business. I am a hands on consultant and work over various fields in the HR consultancy area. I undertake private and government referred mediations and for nearly seven years was empanelled by the NSW Workers Compensation Commission as a Conciliator and Arbitrator. I have also undertaken mediations overseas on behalf of the Australian Government. Have extensive experience as a trainer both in Australia and overseas. Provided consultancy services delivering training in conflict resolution and human rights in Indonesia for three years. I am currently on the ACT Supreme Court panel of mediators. I have delivered lectures and participated in workshops at various universities in the area of dispute resolution. My mediation expertise is mainly in industrial relations, workplace disputes, workers compensation, commercial and family/relationships. I have been a member of IAMA since 1995 and have serviced on the ACT Chapter and on several national committees.
Arbitrator in contractual disputes on buildings, subdivisions and dam earthworks. Graded Arbitrator since 1989. Mediator in over 120 contractual disputes on Commercial matters & Domestic Construction for the Queensland Building Tribunal and Commercial and Consumer Tribunal and workplace disputes in Public Hospitals.
Barrister involved in construction disputes and medico legal disputes from 1998 until 2021;
Consulting Engineer - 1979-1998 Director I.D. Miller & Associates Pty Ltd Consulting Engineers - civil/structural engineering for major Wharves, Bridges, Buildings, Commercial developments, Mining infrastructure, Government and Local Government projects, in Queensland, Victoria and Bougainville. Expert witness evidence in litigation;
Director CEASA Ltd 1989-1994. Involved in Professional Indemnity Insurance in Australia;
Associate and/or Engineer - 1966 to 1979 in local and international firms of Consulting Engineers, in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth;
BCC Dept of Works;
Involved in infrastructure projects to $800 m value in Qld, WA, NSW, NT and Iran.
Learned Societies: Committee IAMA 1999-2002; IEAust. - Federal Councillor (1989-1993); previously involved in ACEA, AIM, and CIA committees. Previously Member Medico Legal Society.
Previously FAIM, FAICD.
Representative Cases handled as Arbitrator/Mediator or Expert Civil and Structural Engineering; Mining Industry; Buildings; Bridges; Wharves; Contracts; Professional Issues; Medico Legal; Computers; Internet Domain Name Disputes; Tort Liability and Negligence; Trade Practices; Patent applications; Domestic construction.
Cases included; Mining Industry; Buildings; Bridges; Wharves; Contracts; Professional Issues; Medico Legal; Computers; Internet Domain Name Disputes; Tort Liability and Negligence; Trade Practices; Patent applications; Domestic construction.
Sarah Reyemployment termination discrimination harassment
Fair, independent, balanced and experienced describe Sarah's approach to mediating employment related disputes and grievances.
Sarah is a solicitor with 30 years experience working with organisations to put in place the best practices for dealing with conflict.
Mediation is a key tool in facilitating resolution of long standing disputes, breaking the pattern of ongoing grievance and gridlocked relationships.
Sarah works with both managers and employees to assist them in finding a sustainable solution to their unique set of issues.
Sarah is brings her insights and facilitation skills to all her mediations, which she has gained as the managing partner of highly regarded law firm consultancy Justitia, and as a director and chairperson of various bodies.
For more information about Sarah see:
I provide affordable Mediation services as well as Family Dispute Resolution, with the option for those sessions to be lawyer inclusive. I tailor the Mediation to individual parties' needs. I can issue Section 60i Certificates.
My aim is to help families affected by separation and divorce reach solutions without going to Court, as well as making private mediation widely accessible.
I bring to Mediation a thorough understanding of the Family Law system and its processes having been admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2008 and working exclusively in Family Law. I have provided specialised advice on complex property settlements, maintenance, child support, divorce and parenting disputes, having held employment as a Senior Associate for a leading Family Law firm in Western Australia.
I can provide Mediation services within a short time frame and on Saturdays if required. Sessions take place in my boardroom facilities in Victoria Square.
I welcome you to review www.familylawmediationsa.com.au to find further information on Mediation and my fees and services.
Christa Ludlow has 19 years experience as a solicitor and is an accredited mediator under the NMAS. She possesses expertise in employment law, discrimination, industrial relations, organisational change, performance management, misconduct and grievance investigations, administrative law, and work health and safety. She brings legal knowledge and foresight to disputes and workplace issues.
Christa is recognised for her wide public sector knowledge, responsiveness, ethical awareness and adherence to best practice.
Graeme RobinsonSydney NSW
In the last 25 years I have filled senior executive roles on several multi billion dollar infrastructure and resource projects.
I regularly undertake roles as Arbitrator, Mediator Adjudicator for disputes in the in the Supreme Court in NSW and Qld and as Expert and in mediator roles in the High Court in London for mining disputes in Africa and the Middle East and mediate commercial and structural failure disputes in SE Asian countries conducting mediations in Singapore. I regularly undertake dispute resolution in the Construction/ Architecture / Engineering Engineer Civil & Structural Engineering sectors and for Mine development including feasibility and design and Project Management related issues.
I have 40 years experience in major resource project development including scoping, feasibility stages, commercial, execution and design development, detail engineering, construction, commercial management and dispute resolution.
I have developed and completed several multi billion (>$10bn.) dollar projects in Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific rim filling senior management roles for major resource sector mining companies, owners, contractors, consultants and financial institutions, insurers and receivers.
I am a partner of commercial law firm and head of its dispute resolution and litigation practice group. Resolving disputes, whether by assisting parties through mediation or as a representative of a party involved has been a substantial part of my practice for the past 25 years.
My approach is always to look for sensible commercial resolutions that can bring prompt outcomes for parties to disputes.
David Thyer is a Grade 1 Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, an Accredited Mediator and an Accredited Adjudicator in building and construction disputes. David has extensive experience in dealing with disputes between principals, contractors, subcontractors and consultants on commercial, industrial and domestic projects. David as an Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Expert and Mediator has dealt with amounts in dispute up to $24M on issues such as contract interpretation, incomplete works, variation claims, extension of time claims, delay cost claims, prolongation claims, liquidated damages, defects, rectification costs, contractual default, back charges, quality of work and damages claims. David has experience in the use of expedited procedures to reduce the time and cost involved in resolving disputes.
David was the arbitrator in Lin Tiger Plastering Pty Ltd v Platinum Construction (Vic) Pty Ltd  VSC 221 and the adjudicator in Melbourne Steel Erectors v M&I Samaras  VSC 308.
Mark is a barrister practising in Brisbane with over 25 years experience in commercial litigation and construction law and has both published and lectured extensively. In addition to advising and representing parties in their disputes Mark has also acted as mediator in over 150 disputes over the last 15 years.
Mark holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Master of Laws and is a Registered Adjudicator in Queensland under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004.
Giving people an insight into their issue coupled with the interests and motivations that drive their needs, helps them make effective decisions. As a mediator and negotiator, my mission ensures that parties understand the choices that lay in front of them, to enable them to take their most effective decision. Having a commercial business background and running a national company of 100+ full time staff, have exposed me to the importance of critical decisions in the business world. I have mediated and negotiated Workplace Matters, Union Disputes, Leasing Disputes, Building Disputes, Family Business and Partnership Breakdowns. I welcome your call to clarify any aspect of my work. 1300-26-26-63
Erica PanagakosAdelaide region
Erica is a solicitor at Belperio Clark Family, Wills & Business Lawyers. She is a Collaborative practitioner and nationally accredited mediator. Erica is settlement focused and works hard to deliver practical and cost effective legal advice to her clients.
For more about Erica, please visit the Belperio Clark website.
Dorter Family Lawyers and MediatorsMcMahons Point, North Sydney, NSW
We are an expert team of family lawyers and mediators based in North Sydney. Whether it’s separation and divorce, complex property settlements or child custody, our approach always starts with you. It’s your goals and circumstances that shape the strategy to put you back in control of your life. Our complete focus on family law is what sets us apart.
Jodie BeesonPerth, Western Australia
Jodie has been engaged on multiple high level projects including the review, development and implementation of strategic HR infrastructure, large multi-party enterprise agreement strategies, complex workplace investigations, complicated industrial relations advocacy in tribunals and other authorities, sensitive dispute, conflict and grievance resolution, negotiations with Australian trade unions and a range of employee and organisation related matters.
She has provided strategic diagnosis and advice in relation to executive remuneration, compliance obligations, risk and workplace culture and has sat on a number of consultative and advisory committees during complex negotiations and organisational reviews, audits and restructures. She is a trusted advisor at Board level and in many ‘C-Suites’ and maintains a balanced and fair view at all times.
Jodie is passionate about employee relations and always applies an empathetic and caring approach to ER / IR, mediation and advocacy work. She is proud of her craft but understands that it can be daunting for some so she uses compassion and kindness as her starting point whenever she is dealing with people.
Jodie has formal human resources qualifications and most recently graduated from the Australian Labour and Employee Relations Association’s Advocacy Course, is a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and is a highly sought-after speaker at local and national Human Resources conferences.
Jodie recently updated her formal mediation qualifications at the Resolution Institute (LEADER) and has gained her full accreditation to practice as a nationally accredited Mediator in the Australian National Mediator Accreditation Standards (ANMAS).
Her achievements include invitations to be the Chairperson at the 2015 and 2016 National Human Resources Summit Australia and she has been selected for a position on the judging panel of the Australian Human Resources Awards every year since 2014.
Mediation of commercial, financial and governance disputes is my sole ADR focus, drawing on my deep commercial experience in investment banking and commercial banking, and my leadership of one of Australia's largest not-for-profits. My approach is flexible and pragmatic, but active, encouraging disputants and their advisors to consider fully their situation (not just legal formalities) and all aspects of possible ways forward.
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.
- 1990 - 2014 - Francis Burt Chambers
- 2015 - present - Legal practitioner practising principally as barrister
Commercial Litigation Consultant
- 2015 - present
NMAS Accredited Mediator
The Hon Greg KeatingSydney and Canberra
The Hon Greg Keating is a former Judge.
He is an experienced mediator, specialising in resolving litigation before the parties proceed to contested hearings. Mr Keating's experience includes disputes relating to insurance, workplace injury, motor vehicle accidents, wills and estates and public liability.
Kendall TrudgenNorthern Beaches and Northern Sydney
Consultation, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution through a Mediation framework.
Have your say in the process employed as I have had many years experience in blended models, particularly in cross-cultural circumstances (informed by experience with Indigenous (Yolŋu) law systems).
Workplace Conflict Resolution is an Australian company committed to supporting other companies in their efforts to achieve workplace harmony. Workplace Conflict Resolution specialises in workplace mediation, grievance investigations and training relating to communication, conflict prevention and management and the prevention of bullying, harassment and unlawful discrimination. Catherine is a Nationally Accredited Advanced Mediator with a special interest in L & D, advanced communication skills and high conflict personalities. Catherine brings an holistic, mindful and curious approach to understanding conflict in each individual workplace such that she is able to recognise systemic issues underlying conflict and advise on employee relations, human resources, leadership and other factors that impact on conflict, culture and performance. (www.WorkplaceConflictResolution.com.au)
Gail has worked in various ADR roles since first training with LEADR (now Resolution Institute) in 1990. She has undertaken extensive additional training through RI and the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (now Australian Disputes Centre) and has been NMAS accredited since the national accreditation scheme commenced. As a mediator, she has specialised in workplace and intellectual property, both fields well suited to her work in arts administration which ran in tandem with her mediation practice over many years. Gail is a highly experienced RI coach and has assessed hundreds of candidates for NMAS accreditation. She received a Resolution Institute award in 2014 for services to professional development in ADR.
Carolyn ManningMelbourne CBD and Australia wide
- Carolyn Manning is a nationally accredited mediator and Harvard trained negotiator who understands people and organisations. She has over 15 years experience as a mediator and over 20 years experience working as a psychologist. She brings this wealth of experience to her mediation and negotiation work.
- She has worked with leading organisations across a range of sectors, including, schools, multi-national mining and car companies, financial services, state and local government, industry ombudsman schemes, health sector, industry representative bodies, aeronautical industry, indigenous organisations, retail services, IT companies, police and leading family law firms.
- Please contact Carolyn Manning to discuss mediation services and fees on (m) 0407 885 339 or email email@example.com
Vasantha StesinMelbourne, Australia wide
Commercial, court mandated, panel based disputes,Victoria and Australia wide. Private mediations also conducted (mainly through individuals, companies and solicitor appointments). Previous academic roles with the University of New South Wales and Monash University;
Experienced senior corporate executive, then, commercial, health, intellectual property lawyer/litigator and mediator/arbitrator with over 40 years of marketing and business development experience in the pharmaceutical industry and then, law practice in major large national and international law firms in Australia and Singapore; practised in Barristers' Chambers at Lincoln's Inn in London;
Legal practice in corporate, commercial, health, intellectual property including litigation at the AAT, VCAT, Supreme Court, Federal Court and High Court. LLB from the University of Wales, LLM from the University of London and admitted as a Barrister in England and Wales, Singapore and as a solicitor in Australia. Currently sole practitioner with specialist DR practice.
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40 years' experience in construction industry, both building and engineering construction, including over 20 years of employment by contractors as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Contracts Administrator, Contracts Manager and Commercial Manager. Claims formulation, assessment and negotiation, including exposure to all forms of dispute resolution processes. 20 years’ experience consulting on construction-related issues. Preparation of Expert Reports and giving Expert Evidence in formal proceedings. Contract Review and negotiation, project risk assessment, preparation of commercial strategies for the delivery and recovery of projects. Project auditing and financial reporting. Development, review and auditing of contract administration procedures. Preparation of training courses and conducting training on contract administration.
David FrancisSydney and travel anywhere
I have over 40 years of experience in commercial disputes management and resolution. Having practised as a solicitor and barrister from 1970 to 2016 I have ceased to practice as a lawyer in order to focus on mediation, adjudication, arbitration and expert determination. I have been acting as an arbitrator of civil disputes for more than 30 years. I continue to do so and have also adjudicated Building Payment Act claims around Australia except South Australia since 2003. I have conducted expert determinations for commercial parties and industry bodies.
I was first exposed to mediation in 1991 which in 1993 inspired me to start formal studies in dispute resolution, mediation and negotiation as part of my UTS Masters of Law degree. In 1995 I became an accredited mediator.
In the several hundred disputes in which I have been the mediator I have worked with the parties to help them analyse the sources of their conflict, understand what an acceptable outcome would look like, encourage them in their decision-making to develop options for resolution and negotiation strategies and, if relevant and possible, maintain working relationships with the other party.
A big part of my professional life has been training - myself and others.
Lifelong learning is a given. I am energised intellectually and personally by the training opportunities I am fortunate enough to have and the people I meet while doing so.
Len WattEastern States
Experienced Building Industry member and Legal Practitioner
After spending 25 years in the building industry, I completed a law degree and now work as a building and construction lawyer. During my career in the building industry, I held various positions from an apprentice carpenter to working on multi-story high rise residential buildings as a project manager.
My vast experience in the building industry allows me to understand the building industry and the people who work in it.
My experience as both a long term member of the building and construction industries and the legal profession, ideally places me to assist you with your ADR matter.
Heather WilliamsRockingham, Baldivis, Mandurah
Heather, a FDR practitioner and child inclusive practitioner, provides quality mediation and child focused services using an effective, empathic approach to challenges faced by separated families. As a child consultant, Heather supports the child's adjustment to separation by carefully considering the developmental and psychological needs for parenting arrangements.
Additional services include:
- supporting children after separation support groups
- communication skills for parents post separation
- child counselling
- family therapy