Dispute Resolver Directory

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Toby Shnookal

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

Jon Clarke

Jon has in excess of 20 years experience in commercial litigation with an emphasis on contract disputes, insolvency law and building and construction. Jon handles the dispute resolution and management section of the firm. Jon is an accredited mediator (through the Bond University) and an Accredited Arbitrator (Grade 2).

Walter Sofronoff QC

34 years experience as commercial barrister. Appearances in Supreme Court of Queensland, Federal Court, Court of Appeal of Queensland, Court of Appeal of New South Wales, High Court of Australia, Arbitrations. Acted as arbitrator and in Expert Determinations. Qualified mediator.

Philip Martin

Philip Martin has over thirty years experience in the building and construction industry. He has extensive experience in the structural design and the construction of buildings and civil projects both in Australia and overseas. He has been involved in dispute resolution for the past ten years providing reports and expert evidence for court proceedings and arbitration and he is an experienced arbitrator and adjudicator. He has gained experience as an engineer having worked on a variety of projects as a design consultant and managing construction sites. The work has been carried out on behalf of contractors, developers and consultants. These projects included roadwork, bridges, stormwater drainage, high rise buildings, schools, factories and residential projects. This has provided extensive experience on both large and small scale projects and required a thorough knowledge of the relevant standards and building codes. The work undertaken has encompassed all stages of building and construction from site acquisition to detailed design and construction. Mr. Martin has extensive experience in dispute resolution having been involved in a number of building and manufacturing disputes, contractual mediations and negotiations. He has also reported on defective building works, appeared as an expert witness, and appeared as a client representative in arbitration. Also he has assisted in mediations. He is also an experienced arbitrator in building and manufacturing matters and an experienced adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

Justin Carter
Melbourne | Brisbane | Hong Kong

I am a barrister and arbitrator with an unusual skill set. I’m known for dealing with ‘strange stuff’, so solicitors often seek my help with unique and unusual legal problems. My broad understanding of different jurisdictions, and experience across practice areas, is invaluable in identifying legal mechanisms available for clients to resolve their legal and commercial matters. 

You’ll find me representing large private organisations, state and federal governments, statutory authorities, and local councils — in Australia and in overseas jurisdictions. My in-depth knowledge of Chinese legal systems has seen me act for clients in matters involving the laws of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. You can find information about briefing me at www.justincarter.com.au 

Anna Svenson, my clerk, is available to help, at clerks@svenson.com.au or on +61 3 9225 7333.

Helen Poropat

Customer Service Customer Liaison & Response Manager

Dov Silberman

I can conduct arbitrations and represent people and companies at them. I can also organise faith based arbitrations


Roman Krumins

Construction Management, Project Management, Operations Management, Business Consulting, Alternative Dispute Resolution Industries: Government, Manufacturing, Transport, Construction, Minerals Processing, Food Processing

Chris Morrow
North Sydney

Chris has extensive experience negotiating contracts and managing contractual issues and outcomes. His engineering, legal and tribunal experience together with his excellent strategic skills enables him to resolve complex disputes so as to achieve early and effective settlements for his clients.

He is a qualified mechanical engineer having led the implementation of complex services designs in fast-tracked design and construction projects and has experience across a broad range of projects, including electrical power generation and distribution, telecommunications, broadcasting, information technology, commercial and residential building and construction, rail and road infrastructure and industrial plant.

He has also prepared numerous reports as an expert witness in extension of time, compensable delay and disruption matters for those types of projects.


  • contract administration
  • preparation of contract documents and contract risk reviews
  • preparation and defence of contract claims
  • preparation of payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and adjudication responses under security of payment legislation
  • preparation of submissions for formal dispute resolution processes
  • expert reports and expert witness services in extension of time (EOT), compensable delay and disruption matters
  • mediator, adjudicator, expert determiner and arbitrator 


  • Radio Technicians Certificate (RTC) - New Zealand Polytechnic Institute
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) – UNSW
  • Graduate Diploma in Management (Technology) - Deakin
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - UTS
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice - UTS
  • Accredited mediator, adjudicator, arbitrator, expert determiner, expert witness - Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia
Saul Rozenbes

Saul Rozenbes is an architect and project manager who has become more involved in alternative dispute resolution practices over the past 20 years assisting parties to resolve building and commercial disputes.

As an experienced ADR practitioner, with extensive experience in resolving both building disputes and small commercial disputes, his practice now includes arbitration, mediation, expert determination and adjudication.

He is commercially minded with a broad knowledge of the range of technical, contractual, legislative and financial issues that might arise in disputes

Mr Rozenbes is an accredited arbitrator (RI Grade 3), accredited adjudicator (RI) and a nationally accredited mediator (NMAS).

Richard Manly QC

Legal Barrister

David Anderson
Bruce Bentley
Ian Nosworthy

Admitted SA 1968, also NSW, VIC and NT. Arbitrator, mediator, and litigator in construction and engineering disputes over 20 years. Past Chairman SA Chapter IAMA. LEADR, Law Society ADR Committee member. Numerous published articles, including computerisation, evidence, litigation support, tendering, variations, mediation and arbitration. Many Australian and overseas speaking engagements. Honorary Solicitor Gymnastics (SA).

Warren Fischer

Warren is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland and has in excess of 30 years of international experience in Civil and Structural Engineering in the fields of building, mining, roadworks, bridge and civil construction.  He has been involved in a wide range of engineering activities including feasibility studies, design, construction management, project management and contract administration. 

Warren is a Past National President and a past Queensland Chapter Chair of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia. He actively practices alternative dispute resolution as a Grade 1 Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, a Senior Adjudicator in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and the ACT and as an Accredited Mediator. 

Warren has previously lectured and presented for the Professional Certificate in Arbitration (University of Adelaide) and Certificate in Adjudication (IAMA) and is a Co-author of “The Adjudicator’s Guide” (Eurofield Information Solutions). For the past two years, Warren has delivered the “Decision Writing” component of the Queensland Certificate in Adjudication Course for the QBBC.

John Nunns

Experienced in commercial, construction, estate, small-medium family business enterprise (including farming) disputes. Barrister for over 40 years, specialising (over 25 years) in advice and representation in Commercial, Property, and Building and Trusts, Equity, Probate and Estate  disputes relating to commercial contracts generally and real property (sales, leases, mortgages), guarantees, sale of businesses, professional liability, insurance, sale/lease of goods and equipment (including performance and suitability for purpose), product liability, building and engineering, copyright, trusts, succession, administration of estates and family provision, companies and partnership. Experienced practising accredited Arbitrator and Mediator conducting arbitrations and mediations in these areas for over 24 years.

Chris Pitts
NSW Mediation Conflict Coaching

Principal Services 

Workplace and commercial mediation, dispute avoidance and ADR services.  

Dispute avoidance and resolution involving either employees and /or managers /directors/ partners with employment and inter-personnel issues;

Contractual disputes involving contracts, franchises, projects, IT, professional services and consumers. 

Elder mediation involving families and their support team.


William Guthrie

I work primarily in the area of Building Industry Dispute resolutions and I have a primary focus on the smaller contractors and their dispute with the prime contractors . I have 30 years of expertise in the construction industry linked to my dispute resolution qualifications. Associations: Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of Australia National Electrical Contractors Association Rotary International � Past President, District Governors Rep and Board member Motor Cycling Australia � Level 2 Official Clerk of Course/Steward Australian Small Business Association � Formerly state vice president.

Scott Ellis

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.

Kim Wilson

Mediator since 1995. Member National Native Title Tribunal Various Statutory office position-quasi-judicial and judicial Senior adviser on numerous engagement processes with indigenous communities Private sector roles as independent adviser

John Fisher

Arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator - construction, commercial, community. I have run my own practice in project recovery and dispute resolution since 2008. In 40 years experience of international construction experience I developed profitable consultancy businesses in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. I help clients to resolve their disputes by investigating the best ADR process (or processes) to use in their particular circumstances. I'm a strategic thinker, an empathetic listener and solution driven.

Brydget Barker-Hudson (Medius Creating Resolution
Queensland - Townsville-based,

Expertise all forms dispute resolution - Mediation, Family Mediation, Conciliation, Facilitation, Restorative Practice, Arbitration, Med-arb.

Professional focus - Resources - Mining, environment, agriculture fisheries, aquaculture, forestry. 

Business - SMBE, Franchising, Commercial disputes. Workplace, Environmental, Medical / Health-related 

Family - Law - Children and Property; Succession and Elder negotiations

Construction adjudication.

Culturally appropriate practice  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Pacific, Japanese and Korean, Ethnic and religious communities

Russell Thirgood
Australia; Asia-Pacific

Russell Thirgood is an independent international arbitrator, expert determiner and mediator who specialises in complex and high value construction & infrastructure, energy, renewables, natural resources and commercial disputes, practicing out of Brisbane, London and Washington DC.

Prior to becoming a fulltime arbitrator, Russell spent over 23 years at McCullough Robertson Lawyers, where he was head of arbitration and a senior construction law and infrastructure partner.

Russell is experienced in resolving complex and high value commercial disputes. He has conducted cases throughout Australia, the Pacific, Asia, US, UK, Middle-East and Europe, under some of the key international and domestic arbitral institutional rules. He has been appointed by parties jointly and arbitral institutions, including the ICC and ACICA.

As arbitrator, he applies a modern, robust and dynamic approach to all proceedings. He is responsive to the needs of parties and their counsel to ensure all cases are conducted swiftly, effectively and efficiently. Counsel appearing before him often comment that he is considered, collaborative and concise.

Russell is the current Chair of The Resolution Institute (the pre-eminent dispute resolution organisation in Australia and New Zealand) and is a director of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

He is regularly recognised by the directories including Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Doyle’s Guide and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

“Russell Thirgood is one of Australia’s pre-eminent Grade 1 arbitrators with extensive experience in high-value and complex construction related arbitrations”.

Russell was recently awarded ‘International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers Australia and Australian Arbitrator of the Year by Australasian Law Awards

He is a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Phillip Greenham

A highly experienced construction lawyer now practising as an arbitrator.  Experience in complex arbitrators both as advisor an arbitrator.

Grant Ezzy
Jean Sparling
David Francis
Sydney 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.

Stephen Walsh

Legal Barrister

Beth Cubitt

1995 - 1998: Articled Clerk, Millers Attorneys, South Africa 1998 - 1999: Solicitor, Millers Attorneys, South Africa 2001 - 2004: Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques 2005: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne

Hon Michael Kirby
Based in Sydney CBD in Legal Precinct

General mediation services in Sydney and throughout Australia.

International commercial and other Arbitration - including in Singapore, India and elsewhere.

Robert Gescheit OAM
New South Wales

Robert has the ability to take an objective view of a situation which requires resolution, facilitation or assessment. He has the skills and experience necessary to develop solution-based results in domestic and international commercial disputes.

Jonathan Smith

Please see attached document.

John Cooper

Extensive experience in civil and building construction, property development and maintenance works. Consultant in commercial contracts in all stages from concept development through to documentation, tendering, administration, and dispute resolution.

Ahern Construction Dispute Consultants provides specialist consultancy services to the construction industry. We provide straightforward and cost-effective solutions to construction disputes, contract reviews, and Security of Payments claims.


Nicholas Floreani is an experienced ADR practitioner specialising in building, construction and engineering disputes.

He is admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of South Australia and New South Wales and a solicitor of England and Wales. He practises from Jeffcott Chambers in Adelaide.

Nick is an accredited Mediator, Arbitrator and Adjudicator in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Prior to joining Jeffcott Chambers, he gained experience in complex international and domestic construction disputes whilst at the New South Wales Bar and with the law firm, Allen Allen & Hemsley, Sydney and later Clifford Chance, London.

Doug Jones AO
Graham Anstee-Brook
Ian McMaster

Providing a solution to your problem(s) and setting you on a better course for the future is my focus.

An extensive 45 year background in the Building & Construction Industry both in Australia and overseas gives me the depth of experience that will help you.

Let me help you with making the past be the past, not part of your present.

Robert Riddell

Robert is often appointed to conduct arbitrations, adjudications and expert determinations.  he also provides front and back end legal services and education for developers, contractors, owners corporations, design consultants. 

Robert has a long history of advising on soft and hard infrastructure projects, including ports, power, education, telecommunications, mining and agribusiness projects and leverages a wide range of specialised legal skills available to him through the Piper Alderman network.  He is regularly involved in negotiating and documenting: MOUs, HoAs, consortium deeds, project agreements, shareholder or JV agreements EPCs, EPCMs, design and construct and other service procurement, finance and consultancy agreements.

His experience in building regulatory issues in NSW is market leading.  He has long been an expert on residential building regulation and, following the commencement of the Residential Apartment Building  (Compliance and Enforcement) Act and the Design and Building Practitioners Act, frequently assists clients to understand the new regulatory overlay and navigate and resolve issues arising out of intervention by the NSW Building Commissioner.  

In 2005, Robert was appointed to Master Builders Association of NSW’s Legal and Contracts Committee.  In 2015, he was appointed Honorary Patron of the Institute of Building Consultants in New South Wales.  In 2018 he was elected Chair of the Resolution Institute’s NSW Determinative Group, accrediting adjudicators, expert determiners and arbitrators, providing policy advice, support for submissions to government and designing and rolling out its professional education programs.

Albert Monichino QC

Albert practises as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator. Appointed Senior Counsel in 2010, he has over 25 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution. He is a former President of the Australian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Chartered Arbitrator, and is accredited as an advanced mediator.

He has been listed consistently by Doyles Guide 2017 – 2021 as one of Australia’s leading arbitration barristers.

Areas of Practice

Albert has acted as arbitrator or as counsel under various arbitration rules (including IAMA, UNCITRAL, ICC, HKIAC and KLRCA Rules), in wide-ranging commercial disputes throughout the Asia Pacific region, including:

  • construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes (including the Fluor v Anaconda arbitration, 2001-2003, involving claims exceeding A$1billion);
  • intellectual property disputes;
  • shareholder and joint venture disputes;
  • financial services and investment disputes;
  • international sales disputes; and
  • contractual disputes.

Albert’s experience as an arbitrator encompasses various sectors, including mining, construction, infrastructure and telecommunications.

John Paul Bartley

Masters Degree Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Grad Cert Employment Law. Accountant in Public Practice;Institute of Public Accountants, Australian NZ Insurance and Investments Institute,Institute of Company Directors Facilitator for HIA, ARA,.

marcel alter

As a practioner of over 30 years I have the life, legal and commercial experience to assist all different types of people in all different manner Tha aim is always to ensure the parties can move on

John Livermore

My arbitrations have included building disputes (owner/builder contracts),tenancy agreements and boundary fence disputes.

I have extensive experience from presenting at aviation conferences in Seoul,Beijing,Taipei and Shanjai and maintain active contacts there are in the US and Europe.

I am a transport law and policy specialist and am a member of the Tasmanian Logistics Committee

David Thyer

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 [2018] VSC 221 and the adjudicator in Melbourne Steel Erectors v M&I Samaras [2017] VSC 308.

Greg Steinepreis

Legal Lawyer Building and Construction Mining and Resources Commercial Contracts

The Hon. Dr Clyde Croft AM SC

As an Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, Dr Croft has over 30 years experience in International and Australian arbitration and mediation as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert Determiner, Barrister, Senior Counsel, Supreme Court Judge and in policy advising in all aspects of international and domestic dispute resolution to governments and public and private organisations in Australia and elsewhere.

Philip Argy - Mediator, arbitrator, expert determiner

Commercial mediator, arbitrator, negotiator and expert determiner.

My website

Fiona Cameron (FCIArb, NMAS)

Commercial Dispute Resolution:

Fiona Cameron accepts appointments as arbitrator, mediator or tribunal secretary in relation to disputes across Australia and internationally. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, having completed CIArb's Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, and has completed the ICC's Training for Tribunal Secretaries. Fiona is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS).

Her areas of expertise include technology, engineering and construction disputes; transport, aviation and maritime law; and commercial and company disputes. She also has an interest in sports law and sits as a member of the Victorian Amateur Football Association's Independent Integrity Hearing Panel.

​Fiona is recommended in Doyle's Guides to Leading Construction and Infrastructure Junior Counsel and to Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel.

Before being called to the Bar in 2015, Fiona was an Associate in both the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria, where she assisted with a range of commercial and public law matters.

Khory McCormick

Khory's opinion is sought by leading corporate and public sector participants on diverse strategic and operational issues. For over 20 years he has been at the forefront of cutting edge commercial, public sector, resources and major projects, industrial law and media litigation and advisory work. Khory has advised all levels of government on strategic issues and significant disputation matters, private sector participants on the impact on rights and contractual obligations as a consequence of government contracting party changing status, and risk management and employee safety programs. Khory is involved in advising on internal conflicts, inter-office defamation issues, contracts for external service providers, liability for the acts of agents and exclusivity arrangements and ability to terminate. Khory is a Queensland Supreme Court and Queensland Law Society approved mediator.

Robert (Bob) Beck

Arbitration, adjudication, claim preparation and settlement of disputes, involving Supreme and Magistrate Court actions for disputes between principals and contractors, developers and designers, principals and consultants, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers and contractors.

Services are able to be provided either hourly or fixed cost and are negotiated on a case by case basis.