Dispute Resolver Directory
Steve LanckenSydney and Canberra
21 years full time experience. Diverse practice as an ADR practitioner. Former solicitor, costs assessor and current tribunal member. Former member of NADRAC and on panels such as Supreme Court, District Court. Highly experienced in commercial workplace restorative engagement and industrial disputes. Conducted many thousands of mediations and arbitrations.
Jeannie TanBrisbane and Gold Coast
Forward focus and solution oriented mindset. If you are involved in a dispute, take charge and participate in the decision making and resolution process that affects you.
Sieverts Mediation Consultancy specialises in early intervention by way of informal investigation and mediation services for parties in dispute.
Before spending significant legal fees engaging lawyers and the court system, our team can advise on the best alternative dispute resolution and navigate other available and less costly forums to address your disputes.
Contact us for your mediation or investigation needs.
For fellow professionals, Sieverts Mediation Consultancy is also available for co-mediation and cross cultural mediation services.
Auke (JJ) SteensmaLawyer / Arbitrator / Adjudicator / Mediator
Lawyer / Arbitrator / Adjudicator / Mediator
Auke (JJ) Steensma is a Lawyer and a highly sought after, practised and tertiary qualified leader and manager and alternative dispute resolution practitioner, specialising in Building and Construction Law, Commercial Law, and Sports Law.
Currently undertaking a PhD at Curtin University. PhD Subject: 'A statutory review of Adjudicators Determinations under the CCA by the SAT and the Courts'. Supervisors: Professor Philip Evans and Professor Gabriël Moens.
Also research assistant/project manager to Professor Philip Evans undertaking the 'Review of the Construction Contracts Act 2004' for the Department of Commerce - Building Commission of Western Australia.
Currently the President - Carine Glades Branch - Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc. - Moore Division.
Undertaken the following senior leadership training courses:
Completed - the Advanced Management Program - UWA/AIM,
Completed - the Executive Development Course (EDCO), AIM,
Completed - Company Directors Course.
MIAMA - Graded member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators
MAICD – Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Alternative Dispute Resolution - negotiation, arbitration (Grade 3 Arbitrator), adjudication (Registered Adjudicator (WA) under the Construction Contracts Act (WA) 2004) and Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act 2004 (NT), mediation (NMAS Accredited) and expert determination skills. Security of Payment (Application for Adjudication) claims or responses.
Corporate Governance/ Company Directorship.
Other specialities: Management Consulting - contract, logistics, procurement and project management and business communications skills, Training and Training Development
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.
Albert Monichino QCMelbourne
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.
Jeannette Eid is a partner and has twenty-two years experience as a solicitor, twenty-one years as a partner. She has extensive experience in many areas of the law, though principally in commercial law. She speaks French and Lebanese fluently and has much experience in working with clients from Non-English speaking backgrounds. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE WITHIN THE PRACTICE Commercial Law and Litigation including Corporate Structures, Trusts, Business Law, Leases (Commercial and Retail Tenancies), Franchising, Liquor Licensing, Joint Ventures, Partnership, Trade Practices, Trade Marks, Intellectual Property and Copyright, Bankruptcy/Liquidation, Corporate Administration and Insurance Law. Negotiating and finalizing sale of Australian companies to companies in U S A, Asia and Europe, UAE, Lebanon and Europe. International Trade and Commerce including joint ventures, formation and mergers and acquisitions and alliances.. Setting up Corporate structures for Australian companies in Asia and Middle East and Domestic and Internation Arbitrator. Banking, Finance and Consumer Credit - Credit Union, Mortgage. Industrial Relations, Employment and Occupational Health and Safety. Private Clients - Conveyancing, Wills, Estates. Product/Manufacturers Liability. Construction Law Accredited Mediator RELEVANT EXPERIENCE WITHIN THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND POSITIONS HELD Chair of Commercial Law Executives - Law Institute of Victoria Member - Business Law Committee - Law Institute of Victoria Founding Member - Australian/Lebanese Forum Solicitor and Legal Adviser to Lebanese and Egyptian Consulates Member - Australian/Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry Member - Australian/Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines Registered Member - Austrade Director of Lebanese Chamber of Commerce Chairperson of St.Paul's Hostel for the elderly Member of the Melkite Church Eparchy of Australia Awards Australian Lebanese Business Woman of the Year 1997/98
Adrian has had a long and distinguished career in government with over 38 years of experience in the Victorian Courts hierarchy, which include Magistrates, County, Supreme, Children�s� and Coronial Jurisdictions. Throughout his career, he has been called upon to analyse and evaluate complex issues, in relation to the operations of the Court, and in particular legislative change. In recent times, he has held the Senior Position of Principal Registrar, Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal and more recently, as a mediator attached to the Magistrates� Court of Victoria. Adrian has been an accredited mediator under the Evidence Act since 1995. Over the last 10 years he has specialised in dispute resolution in Pre-trial / pre- hearing conferences as a Court Registrar and as an independent mediator predominately in the Magistrates� Court jurisdiction. In this capacity, he has dealt with a wide range of litigation, which includes: ﾥ Personal Injuries ﾥ Work cover Disputes ﾥ General Contractual disputes ﾥ Property Damage ﾥ Industrial: Employment disputes ﾥ Insurance ﾥ Franchise & partnership disputes ﾥ Corporation Law ﾥ De facto Property Disputes During this period, he has conducted over 10,000 conferences and 1,500 mediations, with over a 90% success rate in the mediation environment.
Dr Richard Whitwell CPA Lawyer MediatorCanberra and Queanbeyan
- Mediating Disputes Business Commercial Workplace Family Building Social Not-for Profit
- Dr Richard Whitwell CPA Lawyer Mediator
Michelle WhiteheadMid North Coast NSW
Online mediation: convenient, compassionate, creative dispute resolution.
Turn arguments into agreement; save time, money, stress and your sanity; meet everyone's needs and preserve the relationship, or let it go gracefully and with compassion.
Specialising in small business disputes.
Also Child Consultant FDRP.
Micro business, small business and solo entrepreneurs - intellectual property, contracts, consumer disputes, business to business disputes, online business disputes.
Family law - children, property, business. I offer child inclusive mediation in appropriate matters. Also happy to provide collaborative child consultant services for mediators on the Mid North Coast.
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.
Over 25 years of industry experience including design, construction supervision, and contract and commercial management. Specialist consultant in the construction industry since 1987. Areas of experience include project management, contract administration, claims preparation and analysis, dispute avoidance and resolution, arbitration support, mediation and facilitation, commercial and contract negotiations, partnering and alliance contracts, risk and value management workshops, programming, cost management, quality assurance, preparation of contract documents and construction related agreements, and training related to the above. Adviser to government organizations, private sector companies, solicitors, insurance underwriters, brokers and loss adjusters, and construction principals, contractors and subcontractors, within Australia and overseas. Active Grade 1 Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator with IAMA, and a registered Arbitrator with IEAust and ACDC. Certified Local Government Engineer (Qld). Approved Mediator for the District and Supreme Courts of Queensland and the Queensland Building Tribunal. Nominated Expert and Adjudicator in Queensland Main Roads Department contracts and panel arbitrator and mediator for the Queensland Government's Energy Consumer Protection Office. IAMA Queensland Chapter Chairman 1998-2001 and National Councillor 2000-2004. Queensland Division Chairman of the Engineering Contracts and Dispute Resolution Committee for the Institution of Engineers Australia 1999-2000.
Rhonda McGuireSouthern NSW
- Conflict Management Coaching. Using the Cinergy model. Working individually to improve the way you manage and interact in your interpersonal workplace conflicts and disputes. It is future orientated and focuses on your specific conflict management goals. Conflict Management Coaching is not therapy nor counselling.
- Facilitation and training. Conflict Management Skills; group team building skills; business management facilitation, community facilitation, Board Governance training for not for profits
- Business Mentoring: development and delivery of mentoring programs in the workplace
- Accredited Trainer and Assessor
Strategic Planning and Business Management Consultant - 10 years CEO - Unipower International Holdings Limited - 6 years CEO - Kalgoorlie Development Corporation Limited - 2 years Chartered Accountant - Coopers & Lybrand and PKF - 11 years Chair - Western Australian Community Foundation Limited
Karyn Reardon specialises in resolution of large construction and engineering disputes. Karyn has first hand experience in the construction industry having worked for one of Australasia's largest rural construction companies. Karyn also has teaching experience with QUT and has conducted on-site training for corporate clients. Karyn has represented parties in a wide range of construction and engineering disputes including: � disputes arising from a wide range of engineering projects including projects for the construction of roads, rail lines, mines and a bulk sugar terminal � disputes arising from commercial construction projects including a major Olympics 2000 venue and the Queensland Cultural Centre � disputes arising from various retail construction projects � disputes arising from residential low rise and high rise construction projects Presentations � 2 October 2003 - briefing Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (Queensland Chapter): The Future of Expert Determinations (Age Old Builders v Swintons) � 6 March 2003 - briefing Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (Queensland Chapter): Assessment of Damages for Misleading and Deceptive Conduct (I&L Securities Pty Ltd v HTW Valuers (Brisbane) Pty Ltd). � March 2002 - briefing National Association of Women in Construction (Qld chapter): Consequences of the Subcontractors' Charges Amendment Act. � December 1999 - briefing Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (Queensland Chapter): Issues arising from the Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Act of relevance to arbitrators. � September 1999 - briefing Australian Industry Group: How will its members be affected by the Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Act.
Solicitor since 1990. Accredited as a Family Law Specialist by the NSW Law Society in 1996. Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System. Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (can issue S60I Certificates). NSW District Court Panel Mediator NSW Law Society Panel Mediator. Committee Member - NSW Law Society Dispute Resolution Committee. Trained in Mediation with Bond University, University of Technology Sydney, LEADR and the Australian Institute for Relationship Studies. Member of NSW Law Society, Family Law Section of Federal Law Council, LEADR and NSW Collaborative Practitioners, Australian Institute of Family Lawyers & Mediators. Trained Collaborative Practitioner. www.shepherdsfamilylaw.com.au
Lolita MohylaAdelaide and nationally
I have been a Partner of Mohyla Architects Interior Designers since 1984, and am a registered Architect in SA, and formerly NSW, Qld & Victoria. For several years I have been Managing Partner of the practice as well as principle client contact for a variety or private and corporate clients. The firm is located in Adelaide and is predominantly commercially based. In 2007, in response to growing demand for my ADR services (Arbitration, Expert Witness work), I established LVM Group Pty Ltd. LVM Group provides all manner of ADR services, as well as advice on project delivery systems, forms of contract, contract clauses and project management services. I am a Grade 1 Arbitrator, and have undertaken numerous arbitrations, both private and Court-ordered. In 2012, I was appointed a permanent Commissioner of the Environment, Resources and Development Court of South Australia, a position I still hold today.
I am a Senior Counsellor and Honours Committee member of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) and a former member of the Experts Subcommittee of the Society of Construction Law Australia. In 2014, I was elevated to a Life Fellow of the RAIA for my involvement in and contribution to construction contracting, the architectural profession and promotion of women in the industry. I have served on, and chaired, a variety of Disciplinary Subcommittees, including several formal Disciplinary Hearings for the RAIA and the Architects Board of SA. I am a past Member/Deputy Member of a number of other bodies including the Architects Board of SA, the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide & State Herbarium, the State Heritage Authority, and the Building Advisory Committee. I have served as a Councillor of the RAIA (SA Chapter) and lectured at both the University of Adelaide and the University of SA. I have been nominated as an Arbitrator for the Panel of Arbitrators (rail access disputes), Economic Regulation Authority of WA for period 2020 to 2024. A more detailed CV can be provided upon request.
Susan LeechSydney’s Inner West visiting country locations
With 20 years of construction industry experience, Susan offers an excellent option to mediate disputes about renovations and payments for building work. As an engineer and experienced construction professional, she has a thorough understanding of technical issues. Additionally, she has extensive experience in dealing with the people and culture of the building and construction industry. Using these foundations, Susan is adept in assisting her clients to wisely resolve their disputes.
Dominic has successfully resolved numerous disputes through mediation, facilitation and negotiation, including helping people find creative solutions. An experienced and commercially focused senior leadership consultant with over 20 years’ experience in Leadership, Human Resources and Strategic Management fields.