Dispute Resolver Directory
Ippei OkazakiAdelaide and SA/NT remote
Community mediator - Specialising in trauma informed, complex and volatile dispute resolution.
"Conflict need not weigh you down.... or escalate"
Offering online, web-confernce and teleconference (pro account)
Ippei and his team at One Pacific are nationally awared winning experts in community dispute resolution, crisis management and negotiation.
We offer trauma-informed dispute resolution for businesses, workplace, organisations and Court referrals.
Specialising in cross-cultural contexts with clients include the most vulnerable and disadvantaged and delivers program that impact on whole communities and organisations.
Book via the link below and your first one-hour consultation is free www.onepacific.info
Areas of practice: family, neighbourhood, community, corporate, Court referred and institutional conflict in urban, remote (SA, NT and FNQ)
Curtin University School of Architecture Construction and Planning ; sessional lecturer in construction law Royal Australian Institute of Architects Archicentre : participating architect Royal Australian Institute of Architects WA Executive Director (1993 - 1996) Paul Wellington Pty Ltd Architects Melbourne and Perth (1984 - 2005) see web site on www.paulwellington.com
Desiree ScholzInner Sydney
Focusing on empowering individuals and helping organisations create and maintain effective and productive relationships and work environments I provide:
- Conflict management services including: conflict coaching, mediation and strategic support to determine appropriate responses and help organisations improve systems and processes;
- Executive and Organisational Coaching to support career development and help people become more effective leaders; and
- Facilitation and coaching to help teams work effectively together and meet shared objectives.
I arbitrate, determine or facilitate the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly those involving private companies and trusts, professional services firms and not for profit organisations. I am a very experienced business lawyer with a reputation for problem solving and getting things done to the satisfaction of all involved parties.
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
Lamrocks' Senior Family Lawyer, Simone Thomas is not only a highly experienced family lawyer, but also a mediator and registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
Simone is able to provide all of the services of a registered FDRP, including the provision of Section 60I Certificates for disputes involving children, as well as offering quality mediation services for property settlements and other family law issues. Simone understands the family law system in detail and can help you to achieve a timely, and cost-effective, resolution to your issues.
For your convenience, Lamrocks has the facilities to host your mediation at our Penrith office at no additional cost.
Deon Visagie - Forensic PlannerPerth WA
- Involvement in over $3.5 billion of EOT cases to date.
- “Subject Matter Expert” with regards to Forensic Planning in “Extension of Time” cases. Source Validation Protocols (SVP), Method Implementation Protocols (MIP) for Mediation & Arbitration using “AACEI Forensic Schedule analysis Recommended Practice 29r-03” or “Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol”.
- Skilled in cross-examination of technical and time related issues, especially on statutory declarations using contemporaneous project records. Ability to find source data in multiple systems like Aconex, CMS, Oracle databases and others to challenge or verify someone’s testimony.
- 26+ years of experience in Heavy construction environment from Infrastructure and Mining to Oil & Gas for multibillion-dollar companies across diverse industries.
- Leader in Oracle Primavera based Project control systems, especially with regards to bill of quantities conversions from other systems into Primavera environment, and the automation of reporting. Conceptualize and Automate progress data into reporting to effectively manage projects.
- Expert in the technical, conceptual, and content development of project data. Proven ability to drive record-high progress management and supporting controls for successful project outcomes.
- Proplan Primavera high security Terminal Server Environment where we have multiple servers in a Perth based datacenter in an enhanced SQL Server environment specifically configured for the Primavera environment. This enables us to open 50 or more Primavera schedules of different data dates with thousands of activities simultaneously for assessment. Client & Contractor terminal login for ease of getting to a resolution.
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.
Lyndon Whiteconstruction contract disputes
Long experienced adjudicator, mediator and self-motivated corporate adviser and consultant with in excess of 30 years experience in providing topical advice and assistance to government, public and privately owned and operated entities in relation to the appropriate engagement and delivery mechanisms for the successful planning, construction, operation and maintenance of roadways, tollways, busways, airports, drainage and stormwater systems, sewerage and wastewater systems and pipelines for the carriage of other fluids and gases.
Project and organisational experience spans Australia, East and South Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and includes work in Argentina, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Tanzania and Thailand, using Australian Standard, FIDIC and bespoke relationship and hard dollar contracting mechanisms.
A background in civil engineering and road and airport infrastructure works with a specialisation in contract management and dispute resolution for the purposes of assisting clients with navigating simple, complex and complicated contractual issues.
Nationally accredited Mediator in Australia and PNG and a Registered Adjudicator in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory for construction contract disputes.
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.
Shady MikhailNSW & Australia Wide
CFPM Solutions is a construction consulting firm working with both Principals and Contractors and their legal advisors. We specialise in and provide Delay Analysis and Forensic Planning Expert Witness, Adjudication (QBCC) and Expert Determination services.
While the primary focus of CFPM Solutions is to provide delay analysis and expert evidence, Shady Mikhail brings over 16 years of planning and scheduling experience, and an understanding that time management, proper planning and scheduling practices are key to the success of a project.
On the front-end, from project inception, CFPM Solutions help preparing the tender and baseline program of works, resource and/or cost load the schedule, update the baseline program and design Progress Measurement Baseline (KPIs) for Earned Value Management (EVM). Moreover, CFPM Solutions provides contemporaneous delay analysis for the timely assessment of delays, reducing the risk of post-completion disputes. CFPM Solutions has considerable experience and knowledge of the range of available delay analysis methodologies and techniques, coupled with hands-on experience in construction planning and scheduling and a thorough practical understanding of the different processes involved in construction projects.
On the back-end, as a Delay and Disruption Expert Service provider, CFPM Solutions works closely with its clients to understand the contractual framework, identify the real issues from the parties’ contentions, allocate liability, examine the root cause of delay, and analyse the subsequent impact on the critical path which determines the entitlement to extension of time.
CFPM Solutions’ services are distinguished by the high-quality of our investigations and the clear presentation of the identified facts and findings.
Marianne KirvanWhy Not Mediate?
Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
Experienced Mediator in negotiation and facilitation of discussions regarding family, property, workplace and personal injury disputes.
Marianne assists parties with dispute resolutions in all areas, including Family & Children's Matters to achieve what is important to their interests and to make a sustainable change.
Marianne is professional with excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
As an experienced workplace investigator and mediator, Allison is passionate about working with her clients to get to the bottom of the most challenging workplace matters whilst ensuring a rigorous and procedurally fair process.
Allison's current clients include corporates and NFPs across all sectors, NSW government departments and law firms. Prior to specialising in workplace investigations, Allison held senior HR/ER roles in blue chip companies in both Australia and offshore, including Westpac, Credit Suisse and Rio Tinto.
Allison holds a Masters in Labour Law and Relations from Sydney University, and is an accredited mediator with the Resolution Institute.
Allison is comfortable with engaging with Boards and has gained directorship skills and experience through the Company Director's course (AICD) and her current role as an Executive Director at Chrysalis Advisory, at which she is responsible for the strategic, financial and compliance requirements of the business.
I mediate situations involving interpersonal, employment, tenancy and neighbourhood disputes. In 1991 I was admitted as a solicitor and have worked in the criminal, administrative, child protection and professional conduct jurisdictions. I work as a mediator in the City of Sydney area, as well as the Blue Mountains and central west. I have a particular understanding of the dynamics involved with same-sex couples where difficult issues have arisen.
Claire is a nationally accredited mediator and qualified arbitrator, after having worked as a litigator for top-tier law firms. She has advocated for clients in the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court and High Court of Australia and has now focussed her sights on assisting parties to use alternative dispute resolution methods via mediation as a better way to resolve disagreements.
If you are looking for a skilled mediator to help you to resolve a dispute in a sensible and cost-effective manner, and often with a better end result than with going to court, feel free to contact Claire.
A qualified solicitor with over 25 years experience and success at the forefront of the corporate sector, with ASX, multinational and private enterprise, Claire is highly respected by her professional colleagues and clients for her expert advice spanning corporate, commercial, property, insurance, financial services, fund management, finance, intellectual property, industrial relations and general business law.
Claire is also a member of the NSW Law Society Mediators Panel.
Since being admitted to the NSW Bar in 1993, Steven has specialised in all types of building and construction disputes. Steven has acted as arbitrator, District Court arbitrator, Local Court arbitrator, mediator, District Court Referee, Supreme Court Referee and Expert Determiner. From 1990 to 1993 Steven was employed as an engineering consultant by Evans & Peck. From 1976 to 1990 Steven was a practising civil engineer in the construction of roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, buildings etc in NSW, Victoria, ACT, Fiji and UK.
Experienced, empathetic and efficient Mediator, FDRP, Consultant, Trainer, Supervisor and Coach.
Versatile application of high level conflict transformation skills to a wide range of contexts, including but not limited to workplace, family, cross-cultural, community, environmental and commercial.
Highly regarded trainer of nationally accredited mediation training course.
2015 Practitioner Award for the Creative Adaptation of Dispute Resolution for Specific Needs, in recognition of approach to mediation practice, training and supervision. particularly in cross-cultural contexts.
2008-2010 Rotary World Peace Fellow
Margaret ScottSydney region
Excellent facilitation, conflict mediation and strategic development services across diverse sectors including not for profit, government and private organisations. Extensive work with boards and complex governance matters, facilitating resolution of disputes and impasses.
Very effective leadership coaching and team development with a focus on working effectively with diversity and building capacity for productive dialogue and management of conflict. Mediation of workplace and management issues.
Extensive experience working with a spectrum of organisations engaged in enhancing the lives of marginalised groups to strengthen effectiveness and impact including disability, homelessness, mental health, domestic violence.
Many years of working with numerous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations at community board and management levels.
Experienced non executive director of not for profit boards.
Further details can be found at : www.mcsconsult.com.au
Chrissy LeontiosAustralian wide services. Flexible services, virtual, weekend, and after hours appointments
CLEON Legal and Mediation Services is a contemporary legal and mediation service offering face to face services in Townsville and Magnetic Island. CLEON primarily offers legal and mediation services virtually to clients Australia wide, and is one of a kind private practice focusing on the needs of self represented persons in the justice system.
We are lawyers, mediators, and collaborative professionals (recognised with the Queensland Collaborative Law Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals).
CLEON provides online legal and mediation services using secure cloud technology. The online services are unique. These services aim to assist individuals and businesses in rural and remote areas of Australia to access justice. CLEON also offers the flexible delivery of services; for example, the service facilitates evening and weekend conferences, legal advices, and mediations to suit a diverse range of needs.
We use facilitative, transformative, and psyho-education mediation styles.
Visit our websites at: www.cleonlegal.com.au or www.cleonmediations.com.au
For an enquiry, please email: email@example.com
Resolving disputes commercially and cost effectively allows parties to get on with their business. I have represented clients in many mediations and arbitrations and as a graded arbitrator have conducted a number of arbitrations and delivered awards following lengthy contested hearings and submissions. Main areas of expertise include property, franchising, building, banking and finance and general commercial disputes.
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.
Kellie EdwardsSydney CBD
Kellie is a Barrister based in Sydney. A large proportion of her practice is in the various employment and discrimination jurisdictions. She also accepts briefs in administrative, trade practices, common law, and restraints of trade cases. She is a qualified arbitrator and mediator and has advised and appeared in coronial inquiries. Prior to becoming a barrister, Kellie dabbled with the idea of becoming an architect and gained an Honours degree in Communications.
As a solicitor, Kellie was an Associate at Dibbs Barker Gosling (now Dibbs Barker), and specialised in employment and discrimination law. From 1997 until 2003, Kellie was a member of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal, sitting in the Equal Opportunity Division.
Before she was a lawyer, Kellie worked in both private enterprise, the community sector and government, the latter including the NSW Office of Youth Affairs, the NSW Department of Industrial Relations and the NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training. She also ran her own consulting company providing services to private enterprise, government and the community sector. As a result Kellie is able to assist clients to get the most out of her advice by making sure she understands each client’s particular circumstances. She continues to guest lecture in law at the University of Technology, Sydney, having previously lectured in the Communications faculty in social and political theory
Kellie applies her keen logic to every argument, and works towards the best resolution of legal issues for solicitors and their clients. Working closely with her clients, Kellie identifies their goals and desired outcomes. In this way, she is able to clearly communicate to them the extent to which the law can help.
Kellie actively organises and participates in Greenway’s CPD/CLE program. She is also regularly asked to present papers and seminars.
Neil Kirkpatrick FCIArb FRICS FCIOB PRISydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne
BSc (Hons) DipICArb FRICS FCIOB FCIArb PRIMed
Neil Kirkpatrick is a chartered quantity surveyor, chartered construction manager, construction adjudicator, arbitrator, mediator, expert determiner and expert witness in quantum, delay and construction technical matters. He is managing director of Construction Expert Services, an advisory practice providing consultancy services to developers, law firms, contractors, subcontractors and professional practices.
Neil has over two decades of experience assisting parties, clients, development companies and contractors internationally, solving problems, helping achieve real solutions, and resolving complex, contentious and non-contentious issues that arise on projects in addition to determining disputes arising under contract and subject to security of payment legislation.
His experience embraces large scale developments, infrastructure projects, resource schemes and industrial, residential and commercial construction projects. Neil is experienced in quantum, delay, contract and technical matters including loss and expense, disputed variations, extension of time, disruption, acceleration, liquidated damages and defective work type claims across a broad range of projects.
Construction and Engineering, Energy, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Mining, Arbitration, Mediation, Expert Determination, Quantum & Technical Expert Witness
Further information can be found at Neil's practice website: www.expertservices.com.au
Mark is a skilled and experienced mediator practising in family, workplace and civil disputes.
He has a background as a litigation lawyer, working for 15 years in the areas of family, civil, criminal and legal costs before focussing on mediation. His professional focus since 2011 has been mediation and conciliation.
He is accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System (2011) and with the Attorney General as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (2012). His post-graduate qualifications include a Master of Dispute Resolution (Hons), Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution and a Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours (Human Services Practice).
Mark is a panel mediator with the Magistrates Court of Tasmania and a former senior practitioner of family dispute resolution with Relationships Australia (Tas).