Dispute Resolver Directory
Jon Womersley PRI NMAS AccreditedBrisbane or as required
A nationally accredited mediator, Jon Womersley holds appointments as a Mediator and Case Appraiser for the Land Court of Queensland, and as a Mediator for the South Queensland Dispute Resolution Service of the Department of Justice. He has experience in matters to do with resource development, family, neighbour, property, workplace and community dispute resolution. Jon has qualifications in natural resource management, agriculture and teaching.
Through the design of process, intake and practice Jon can assist clients to find solutions to their disputes. He can guide clients in the design and conduct of public consultation programmes, particularly for contentious environmental and natural resource management issues.
Jon brings to assignments an understanding of the context in which landowners, miners and gas producers, businesses and governments undertake resource development, environmental and natural resource management activities. He is a former senior environmental regulator with experience in environmental planning, environmental management, cultural heritage management, conservation and natural resource management.
Michael DG Heaton QCBarrister, Arbitrator,Adjudicator, Mediator Melbourne
Advocate, arbitrator, adjudicator (Vic, WA and NT ) and mediator in a broad range of commercial areas. Mr Heaton has been practising for over 40 years.
Mr Heaton practises predominantly in contract, commercial, corporations, insolvency, building and construction, banking and finance, property, trade practices and public law.
He practises as an arbitrator and represents parties in arbitrations. He was the arbitrator in Amasya Enterprises Pty Ltd v Asta Developments (Aust) Pty Ltd  VSC 326. He is on the NBN panel and the NSW Mining and Petroleum Land Access Arbitration Panel and has arbitrated under that scheme.
He has carried out adjudications where disputes range from over $16 million to several thousand dollars. He was the adjudicator in APM DF2 Project2 Pty Ltd v Grocon Constructors (Vic) Pty Ltd  VSC 596 and Commercial Industrial Group Pty Ltd v King Construction Group Pty Ltd  VSC 426. He is also happy to advise and appear for claimants and respondents.
Mr Heaton is a nationally accredited and Victorian Bar Advanced Accredited Mediator. He has been mediating for 30 years. He is on the ACICA, RI and Franchise Code Mediation Panels.
He is the author of the "Guarantee and Indemnity" section of LexisNexis Court Forms and Precedents Victoria.
He has had articles and case notes published in the Arbitrator & Mediator.
Mr Heaton chaired the ADR Committee of The Victorian Bar for 8 years. He serves on the Board and Chairs the Risk Committee of Servants Community Housing Ltd. He chaired the Human Research Ethics Committee for the Christian Research Association, Converge Australia,Tabor College and Harvest Bible College for 16 years and remains on that committee.
Mr Heaton swims, sails a Couta Boat, walks, reads the New Yorker and follows Monash Blues,Old Scotch and Collingwood Football Clubs and grandchildren.
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).
Jon KenfieldAccountant, Arbitrator & Mediator. Melbourne.
Effective Dispute Resolution: Arbitrator, Accounting Expert, Mediator. Full range of dispute resolution services, tailored to needs, delivered in a practical, businesslike style.
I've managed several thousand private facilitation and mediation processes over the last 30+ years, plus a substantial number of expert determinations and arbitrations, across a very broad range of dispute types - from very small to very large.
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.
Sally WienckeClose to Melbourne
AT MOMENTUM CHANGING MINDSETS…
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IS OUR CORE BUSINESS
We have worked hands-on with conflict since 1990, with direct specialised experience in complex and entrenched workplace disputes.
We have a proven track record of delivering robust, sustainable outcomes for organisations, with high satisfaction ratings from all concerned. We empower employers and individuals to prevent and effectively manage internal and external conflict within the workplace. In doing so, the associated financial and human costs are reduced significantly.
Our conflict management services range from mediations, facilitations, leadership coaching, conflict coaching, and workplace training to small and large team interventions. Our supportive services include EAP, individual psychological counselling and couples enrichment sessions.
REDUCING THE COST OF CONFLICT
Conflict comes at a high human and financial cost to organisations. This includes lowered morale, deteriorated health and wellbeing, absence, disengagement, and reduced productivity.
Momentum supports organisations to reduce the cost of conflict through it’s proven approach.
We provide a safe and supportive space where individuals can reflect, gain awareness and valuable insights into the contributing factors, thus allowing informed choices to be made.
Momentum’s focus is always on restorative interventions, resilience and finding more effective ways to manage the ‘necessary’ conversation. We give hope and optimism to people who manage, and are caught in conflict situations, providing the promise of transformation.
Momentum’s approach empowers, strengthens and enables people to address their fears, step into the conflict and competently engage in courageous discussions. Perspectives and mindsets are changed when people can walk in the other person’s shoes, see the bigger picture, and take personal accountability for their part in the solution.
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.
Carmen Hurwitz - WorkPlacePLUSMelbourne Metro and Regional
- Transformative mediation
- Conflict resolution
- Workplace specialist
- Continuous improvement
- Team building
- Group mediation
- Restorative practice
- Independent workplace investigations
Dealing with people and managing risks within an organisation can be complex. WorkPlacePLUS provides integrated human resource services, so you can focus on the everyday needs of your business.
Our experienced team provides practical solutions for our clients, across a diverse range of sectors, including Not For Profit, Aged Care, Disability, NDIS, Healthcare, Community Services, Allied Health, Education, Public Sector, Financial and SME's.
To strengthen your teams and resolve complex workplace issues, a formal mediation process may be required. As the neutral third-party, WorkPlacePLUS can facilitate and promote effective communication and understanding, empowering you to negotiate a mutually acceptable outcome to the issue at hand.
Carmen Hurwitz is certified to perform court-mandated mediation under the National Mediation Accreditation System. To discuss our mediation and conflict resolution services, please contact Anna Pannuzzo on 0419 533 434.
JOEL WERTHEIMERReal Estate and Construction Expert
Joel has been involved in the property and financial analysis sector for over 15 years. He has extensive experience across a broad range of property related issues, including development & project management, property valuations, budgeting & forecasting, transaction management, taxation and contract negotiations. He has worked across a number of sub-industry sectors, and has an in-depth knowledge of the Health & Ageing sector (Aged Care Facilities, Retirement Villages & Hospitals).
Kate PriceConnect, Inspire, Restore, Transform
Reach outcomes that work for you
Have the conversation and not a fight
Save time and prevent drawn out conflict
Facilitation | Workplace Mediation | Family Mediation | Elder Mediation
You know what the issues are, what needs to change and what is important to you. Mediation allows you to stay in control, gives you a chance to have your say, and achieves outcomes that you know will work.
Kate Price is Managing Director and Principle Practitioner of Chalice Consulting. Kate has been a nationally accredited mediator for over ten years and has worked with families, neighbours, community organisations as well as workplaces and businesses in conflict.
Michelle MoffatSydney CentralCost Newcastle Hunter
Moffat Corporate is about people helping people through skilled , professional, effective solutions.
- Learn how to improve communication skills
- Facilitate constructive conversations
- Strategic and tactical plans for both professional and personal
- Facilitation and training for teams
- Specialise in designing training programmes
- Dispute resolution action plans
Tara WeirWestern Sydney, Central West NSW
Cost effective, Confidential, Child Focused Family Dispute Resolution service that provides flexibility to parties in conflict offering mediation by telephone, online video conferencing and face to face. We are committed to helping separating families focus on moving forward and helping to restore communication between parents to ensure that children can develop and focus on being children. We also offer property mediation to avoid parties spending more than is needed to reach an amicable financial resolution.
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
Servicing Northern Victoria and Southern NSW, with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, I can assist in preventing expensive litigation wherever possible by offering mediation and facilitation services to assist with any issues your business may be having.
- Contract negotiation
Go to the Website - workbetter.net.au
Maureen Inglis ConsultingAdelaide; mid-north SA
🔹️Mediation (internationally accredited)
🔹️Intercultural mediation (international certification)
🔹️Conflict resolution strategy
🔹️Team resolution development and facilitation
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
Chris PittsNSW Mediation Conflict Coaching
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.
Glyn ConlonSydney Northern Beaches
Navigating conflict is an important skill. When things get out of hand, we’re left with stress, anxiety and guilt – and the feeling of always being ‘on guard’.
With that often comes sleepless nights, lost confidence, arguments with bosses or partners, reduced appetite, headaches, being distracted or performing poorly at work, unhealthy coping mechanisms and weight gain.
You deserve peace
I use a simple, learnable and powerfully life-changing communication model that you can call on at any time – in business, with family or friends.
Together with Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and mediation, this combination bridges the missing link in the relationship puzzle and allows people to come to agreements and often have compassion and understanding for each other.
With this technique, I have uplifted my mindset and empowered clients to overcome hurdles in business relationships, communication dilemmas between new parents, raising teenagers and avoiding, or managing, divorce.
Paula Brucebased in Sydney
Paula has particular expertise in workplace relations and family law/Family Dispute Resolution.
She offers FDR, workplace mediation, conflict coaching, workplace investigations and workplace inquiries.
Paula provides training including Working Together- Collaborative Communication Skills (WT-CCS), Advanced Skills for Workplace Mediation and Mediating with Safety. These programs teach models of conflict resolution by focusing on emotional intelligence, self and other awareness and communication skills for collaboration. The training promotes models of early intervention.She has tertiary qualifications in law, psychology, mediation, Family Dispute Resolution and management and maintains a NSW Practising Certificate as a solicitor.
March 2006- October 2006. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FUTURE DIRECTIONS BRANCH, INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS GROUP, DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT & WORKPLACE RELATIONS. August 2003 - March 2006. CONCILIATOR, ACT COMMUNITY & HEALTH SERVICES COMPLAINTS COMMISSION. June 2000 - 2003. MEDIATOR, COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTRE, ATTORNEY GENERALS DEPARTMENT November 1995 - August 2003. COMMUNITY REHABILITATION WORKER, NORTH COAST HEAD INJURY SERVICE November 2002 - August 2003. YOUTH JUSTICE CONFERENCE CONVENOR, YOUTH JUSTICE CONFERENCING, JUVENILE JUSTICE. January 1995 - November 1995. HIV HEALTH PROMOTION OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, MID NORTH COAST HEALTH SERVICE November 1991 - December 1994. RESIDENTIAL YOUTH WORKER, LOWANA YOUNG WOMEN'S SERVICE, A.C.T May 1994 - December 1994. CONSULTANT, FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION A.C.T January 1992 - May 1994. SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY COORDINATOR, FAMILY PLANNING A.C.T 1989 - 1992 GROUP LEADER/FACIITATOR, ACT HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICES
Steve LieblichPerth, Western Australia
Consultant in business development, commercial relations, negotiation and dispute resolution.
Accredited and experienced in mediation, conciliation, facilitation, adjudication (including payment claim disputes and domain name disputes), expert determination, and arbitration.
Provides dispute-resolution services under various formal processes, often succeeding to bring the parties to a resolution BY CONSENT, despite having authority as an arbitrator or adjudicator to determine the matter.