Dispute Resolver Directory

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Graham Morrow, Barrister & Solicitor
Construction law, adjudication, contract disputes, arbitrator

I provide contact advice, negotiate on behalf of clients and advocate in all courts, arbitrations, tribunals and before expert determiners.  I prepare adjudication applications & responses

I also sit as a:

- Registered Adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA); &

- Graded Arbitrator;

and I have the ability ot determine disputes as an expert in building contract matters, due to the combination of formerly being a Quantity Surveying and building consultant and having practised as a lawyer in construction law and all related areas since 2002.

Robert Holt QC
Brisbane Queensland

Grade 1 Arbitrator, Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of ACICA.  Specialist practice in construction disputes including engineering and mining infrastructure disputes including large and complex arbitrations.

A CV is linked to this profile.


Barry Tozer

Advisor on construction management issues including documentation, scheduling and costs, contractual disputes and tender evaluation Assignments have included preparation and review of documents, cost estimates and reviews of claims for works as diverse as antennae, tunnels and underground structures, bridges, wharves, road and railway construction, mining infrastructure, pipelines, power stations and process plants and industrial, commercial and residential building. Clients have included contractors, subcontractors, public authorities, developers and major companies (1979-present). Member, National Committee on Construction Engineering, IEAust,(1991-present). Part-time lecturer, University of Sydney (1983-1993), UNSW (1984-1994). Previously employed as project engineer and senior estimator by John Holland Constructions Pty. Ltd. (1973 ? 1979). Prior to 1973, spent 8 years gaining construction and design experience in Australia and overseas on power station and tunnelling works. Engineer / civil Consultant Construction

Brad Wright
Eastern Seaboard

As a full time counsel with a background in health practice commercial and family law, these areas are the ones where I can best add value to resolve disputes efficiently.

Grahame Wrobel

Construction/Architecture/Engineering Quantity Surveyor Expert Witness

William (Tim) Sullivan

Construction Contract Administration and Representation Prolongation, Acceleration and Time Extension Claims Breach, Variation and Latent Condition Claims  Quantification of Claims and Damages  Contract and Quality Assurance Documentation, Pre and Post contract Review Management of Disputes and Dispute Avoidance Dispute Resolution - Submissions, Arbitration, References, Expert Determination, Mediation, Negotiation, Adjudication Conduct of Multi Party and Complex Arbitrations, References and Mediations Contract Risk Review and Analysis

David Egarr

Senior Contracts Administrator (Public Major Works Contracting) Overview of responsibilities for management of contracts management functions: " Management of tender and contracting process in ensuring appropriate probity and contestability standards are maintained. " Coordinating and managing efficient and effective contract management of contract agreements " Executing contracts under seal as delegate for the Minister (as Principal). " Managing and ensuring risk provisions of insurance requirements are in place and maintained for a Departmental perspective. Managing insurance agreements on capital works contracts. " Responsible for ensuring tender and contract management maintains government prudential legal and treasury requirements are maintained " Act as the principal representative for Building Management in liaising with the Crown Solicitors Office in dealing with significant matters " Providing high-level advice to senior manager/directors on contract issues within DAIS and with other departments. " Advising industry partners on contractual and industry issues. " Advising contract principles and managing dispute resolution procedures " Managing reporting functions to the Minister on contract engagements. Construction Manager Responsible for complete construction of allocated building projects, direct supervision of site supervisors, allocation of labour resources, budgeting, programming and successfully handing over projects to government clients Building Construction Employed in positions of project manager, construction manager, estimator/administrator on projects from residential to major commercial industrial.

David Levin Q.C.

Construction Law; Computer Law. 45 Years at the Bar; 20 years as a QC

Peter Finnane

Building & construction expert, mediator, arbitrator, adjudicator & expert determiner.


Dispute Avoidance, Advisory and Resolution Boards. Expert witness on causes and effects of project delivery problems.



The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy AO, QC
Based in Sydney CBD in Legal Precinct

Former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia and Chairperson of the Australian Electoral Commission and inaugural Integrity Commissioner, ACT

John  Hockley

Legal Barrister Legal

khalil Mansour

Fellow of Engineers Australia with extensive dispute resolution experience in the construction industry. Able to simplify complex matters. A rounded arbitrator with qualification in engineering, law and business. 

Andrew Robertson
Adelaide - Offices Interstate

2002 - Partner, Piper Alderman;

1994-2002 - Solicitor then Partner, Nosworthy Partners

Fellow of CPA Australia. Former National Councillor and long time Chapter Committee member

Deon Baddock
Gordon Smith

Gordon is an accomplished international dispute resolution lawyer, arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator having conducted numerous matters throughout Asia-Pacific, principally in the areas of engineering / construction. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Gordon practised for 12 years as a consultant civil/structural engineer and project manager in Australia and New Zealand in the design, contract administration, claims assessment, negotiation and settlement, for hydro-electric, mining, oil and gas, and industrial projects.

Gordon is an experienced international arbitrator, and has been appointed as sole, emergency and panel arbitrator on major infrastructure, oil and gas, commodity, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and commercial dispute arbitrations up to US$150m.

He is also regularly appointed as adjudicator under the Western Australia Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA), the Northern Territory Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act 2004 (NT), the New South Wales Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1991 (NSW), and the Victoria Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic).  He has conducted numerous construction adjudications of up to A$85m in value, involving matters such as power project design and construction, wind farms, gas pipelines, unforeseen ground conditions, roading, LNG processing plants, building works, electrical works, rail, and mining projects of claim value up to A$85m.

Gavin Halling

Construction/Architecture/Engineering Consultant / Project Management Project Management Consultancy & Training, Construction (Engineering & Building)

Graeme Robinson
Sydney 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.

Allan Myers
Rowena McNally

Rowena McNally is an experienced corporate lawyer, arbitrator, mediator, company director and adjudicator. She is a Grade 2 arbitrator (IAMA); an accredited Queensland building and construction industry (BCIPA) adjudicator and is an accredited mediator with LEADR and the Queensland Law Society. She is a member of the Law Council of Australia's E-commerce and Corporations Committees and is a member of the auDA domain name disputes panel. Rowena is the Queensland Sugar Industry Commissioner and Chair of the Chicken Meat Industry Committee and is experienced in mediating and arbitrating disputes in the rural sector. She has also been involved for several years as a director in water infrastructure (construction and supply). She is also a member of the Queensland Government Energy Arbitrator Panel. Rowena practiced as a solicitor for a number of years in the areas of corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, domestic and international commodity marketing; shipping and transport, litigation and construction disputes, intellectual property and insurance.

Ross Williams

Ross heads up our Corporate Property and Construction group in Brisbane. He has significant knowledge of, and experience in, the construction arena including: drafting major construction contracts; advising on commercial and civil construction projects; project realignment, renegotiation and financing; risk management, compliance and dispute resolution; deputations to Government on law and building industry reform; and legislative compliance. Ross is a graded arbitrator and a court accredited mediator. Ross has conducted arbitrated, conciliated, mediated and facilitated dispute resolution of a wide range of construction disputes both in the traditional form of construction claims and also in relation to industrial and workplace relation claims arising from projects.

George Kruk
Pymble, New South Wales

Chartered civil and structural engineer specialising in design, construction and management of projects.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) University of NSW, 1972
  • Master of Engineering Science (Structural) University of NSW, 1975
  • Building Business Management, Sydney Technical College, 1981
  • National Professional Engineers Register (Civil)
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Member, American Society of Quality
  • Member, NSW Permanent Way Institute
  • Lead Auditor Quality Exemplar Global
  • Lead Auditor Work Health and Safety Exemplar Global

George has over 40 years experience working in private and public organisations, and as managing director of his own company.  He has a detailed knowledge of design (including safety in design), construction and project management principles and practice.  George has developed particular expertise in the area of building and infrastructure delivery including contract administration, project management, quality and safety assurance, risk management and management system auditing. 

George is a Lead Auditor on the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) infrastructure audit panel and undertakes quality, safety and technical audits of major infrastructure projects for RMS.  George also undertakes senior project roles for clients and has recently performed in the role of Safety Assurance Manager to deliver the North West Rail Link Surface Viaducts and Civils contract.

Jon Kenfield
Accountant, 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.

Christine Runnegar

Legal advocate with 10+ years diverse litigation experience acting for Australian government departments and agencies. Areas of practice: competition law (anti-trust), taxation law, privacy and freedom of information law, corporate regulation and commercial law, information technology and communications law, administrative law, workers' compensation law

Current position - Senior Director, Internet Trust, Internet Society

With a background in regulatory litigation and an international outlook, Christine compliments her privacy and security expertise with a deep appreciation of technology. She rolls up her sleeves to work with governments and other stakeholders to write guiding policies on cybersecurity, privacy and other Internet issues. She is also not afraid of hackathons.

Board member of the Internet Security Research Group - Co-Chair of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Privacy Interest Group (PING) - Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) - Friend of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) - Served as Member of the then European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG) and as a non-IAB Member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) Privacy and Security Program

John Rundell

John Rundell is a chartered  Accountant who has specialised in ADR services for over 20 years
He is Pincipal of John Rundell and Co. Chartered Accountants and ADR advisers.He is experienced in commercial mediation and Expert Determinations for shareholder and IT disputes.

 Accountant admitted:  1984

International Mediation Panels: HKIAC-2004, ACICA-2011,

Nationally Accredited Mediator:  2008

Academic/Other Qualifications: BE BEc, MBA, LLM, FCA, FCPA, FHKICPA, FIAMA, FCIArb, FACICA, FAICD, Qualified Security Assessor

Website:  http://www.johnrundell.com

Contacts:  +852 2293 2370
Email: john@johnrundell.com


John is an internationally accredited mediator and has practised as a chartered accountant for over 20 years, John regularly mediates in Australia and also Hong-Kong particularly in cases referred to Mediation by the High Court under PD31. He is a registered tax agent and sits on Civil and Administrative Tribunals.


John is on the HK International Arbitration Centre mediation panel and became an accredited mediator in Australia in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia and graded Arbitrator; Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and panel mediator. He is appointed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants as Expert Determiner, Arbitrator and Mediator for financial/ commercial disputes including partnership disputes. He has been a Supreme Court Expert Witness. He is on the Single List of External Mediators for the Magistrate’s Court in Victoria, one of only for non-lawyers to have been appointed.


He has extensive commercial and accounting experience gained over more than 30 years in industry and banking. He is a former partner of global accounting firm KPMG having worked internationally. He is a permanent resident of Hong Kong. John specialises in appropriate dispute resolution with extensive mediation experience and an extremely high resolution rate as Mediator.


John is the Managing Director of a specialist security and risk consulting firm Stratica which is a Qualified Security Assessor and card Payments Forensic Investigator, one of only 18 firms globally approved by the global card brands to undertake these specialist assessments and investigations.


John is a member of the ICC Banking Commission Techniques and Standards Committee has oversight of UCP 600, DOCDEX BPO (Bank Payment Obligations) etc, a Qualified Security Assessor with designated specialisation as a Forensic Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He regularly acts as an expert determiner and also mediator in shareholder, company valuation and ICT commercial disputes.


John is also the Chair of the ADR Committee of LawAsia and a former director of a major State owned Water Authority where he also chaired its Risk and Audit Committee. He is currently the Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Victorian Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, and a board member of Film Victoria.

Richard Chesterman

27 years as barrister;15 as Queen's Counsel. 14 years as judge of the Supreme Court of Qld;3 as Judge of Appeal

Anthony Grieve

He is well placed to deal with highly technical dispute resolution cases. His dispute resolution experience includes arbitration, court reference, adjudication and mediation of domestic and international matters.

Jeremy Twigg QC
Hugh Foxcroft QC
Melbourne, Australia

Hugh Foxcroft QC has considerable arbitration experience and practises as senior counsel in a civil practice involving appearances and paperwork relating to construction and commercial matters predominantly before arbitrators, special referees and in Supreme Courts.

During the last twenty years his practice has been principally concerned with major commercial construction and civil engineering project litigation, appearing mainly in arbitrations and special references. Hugh Foxcroft regularly appears and provides legal advice in proceedings related to major projects in Australia and overseas to principals, contractors, subcontractors and professional advisors.

Representative projects include the Pluto (WA) and Ichthys (NT) LNG projects, Lane Cove Tunnel (NSW), Crown Casino (Vic), Victorian Hospitals Cogeneration Project, Melbourne City Link, Victoria Regional Fast Rail Project, Geelong Road Widening Project, Eastlink (Vic), the Spencer Street Station Redevelopment, the Bakun Hydro-power Project (Philippines), the Stephensons Road tip Cranbourne (Brooklands Green methane escape), the Mindarie Waste Recovery Facility (WA) and the Trawalla rail crossing contribution proceedings (Vic).

Significant arbitration, construction law and adjudication cases in which Hugh Foxcroft QC has appeared include Command v Fletcher [1999] VSC 235, Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd v Robak Engineering & Construction Pty Ltd [1999] 2 VR 507, Manningham City Council v Dura (Australia) Constructions [1999] 3 VR 13, Anaconda Operations v Fluor Daniel [1999] 16 BCL 230, Rejan Constructions Pty Ltd v Manningham Medical Centre Pty Ltd [2002] VSC 279, Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd v Leighton Contractors [2003] VSC 189, HIA Insurance Services Pty Ltd v Davey (2003) 7 VR 512, BMD Major Projects Pty Ltd v Victorian Urban development Authority [2009] VSCA 221, Skilltech Consulting Services Pty Ltd v Bold Vision Pty Ltd [2013] TASSC 3, IMC Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd v Altain Khuder LLC (2013) 38 VR 303 and H Buildings v Owners Corporation [2017] VSC 802.

Hugh Foxcroft was appointed Senior Counsel (SC) in 2000, altered to Queens Counsel (QC) in 2014. He is admitted to practice in all Australian jurisdictions. As a Grade 1 arbitrator, Fellow and former National Councillor of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia he has extensive experience in the conduct of arbitrations, including international arbitrations.

Hugh Foxcroft QC is a member of the Construction and Infrastructure Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section and was a long term member of the committee of the Building Dispute Practitioners' Society, serving as President from 1995 to 1997. An accredited mediator with the Victorian Bar, Hugh Foxcroft QC has mediated many proceedings referred out to mediation by Judges in charge of the TEC List (formerly Building Cases List) in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria.

Gregory Burton SC FCIArb FRI
Sydney experienced senior counsel

Experienced  Senior Counsel, mediator, arbitrator, expert determiner. auDA domain name dispute determiner.

Advocacy (trial and appellate) and specialist advice, conducting and appearing in mediations and arbitrations, auDA domain name dispute determiner (chair of 3-member panels and single-member panel), expert determiner.

Accredited/registered with statutory and private panels including NMAS, Resolution Institute Advanced Mediators Panel, Australian Disputes Centre, ACICA, CIArb, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.

Practice and dispute resolution areas: commercial and corporate, finance and securities, insolvency, insurance, equity, trusts, property (including IP and IT), competition law, succession, administrative law, associations and organisations, charities, employment law, contracts, torts and negligence, professional liability; personal injury (for mediations and arbitrations).

Gregory Thorpe

Contracting price forecasting, competitive market design, regulatory and governance for electricity and gas industry. Mr Thorpe has over 30 years experience in electricity and gas market and utility environments. He is a director of the consulting firm of Oakley Greenwood Pty Ltd and previously led the energy practice for CRA International in Australasia. He has been a member of panels hearing major disputes under the market rules for gas and electricity. He has also assisted parties in mediation and been an expert witness. Mr Thorpe has extensive experience designing, developing, reviewing, implementing and interpreting codes and rules for utility markets and contracts between market participants. He has experience with different electricity and gas market arrangements used in the eastern states of Australia, Western Australia and internationally. He has led multi-disciplinary teams of economists, engineers and policy specialists assisting businesses, regulators and market authorities with commercial, technical and governance issues in competitive and regulated sectors of electricity and gas markets. He has used sophisticated market models to value generation and transmission assets for international and local investors and advised on risks and opportunities under the various rules and contract structures. Mr Thorpe�s prior positions have included as an Associate Director of the Australian National Electricity Code Administrator (1998-2001) and Manager of Codes and Rules for the Victorian Power Exchange (1994-1998). He managed numerous reviews and enhancements to market arrangements undertaking basic design and consultation with stakeholders and regulators. Mr Thorpe was executive officer to the initial Reliability Panel in Australia and he established the first formal monitoring and surveillance regime for the national electricity. His early career experience was as a power system engineer where he worked in power system control of dispatch of generation and transmission, operational planning and cross border sales and in the design of high voltage networks. Also expert in Energy Market, Energy Conracts, and Energy Policy

Marina Dulhunty
Hunter, Hawkesbury, Sydney

Insurance, superannuation, Family Provision Act matters, estates, Industrial relations and employment, Trusts, equity, winding-up, racehorse/syndication disputes, Retail Leases, loans, mortgage possession matters, debt matters, costs assessment as a Supreme Court costs assessor since 2002.

Ian Miller

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.

Dale Morrell

Member MIE Australia, MBA (NSW)

William Taylor
Sydney metropolitan

Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Adjudicator, Dispute Board Member, Mediator, Civil Engineer and Licensed Builder (NSW)

William Taylor is a Civil Engineer, Residential Builder and Lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW, specialising in the resolution of disputes in the building and construction industry.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of Arbitration, Expert Determination, Dispute Avoidance Boards, Security of Payment Adjudication, Court References, Facilitation and Mediation and over 35 years’ experience as a civil engineer, licensed builder and construction consultant.

William has experience on major civil construction projects including roads, dams, tunnels, railways, water treatment works and bridges, together with hands-on experience as a residential building contractor. For over 25 years, as director of Build and Civil Pty Ltd, William also provided reports and expert evidence on residential building defects in the Supreme Court of NSW, the District Court of NSW and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Paul Lutvey

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.

Rob Zikmann
Sydney and NSW

I am an experienced dispute resolution specialist. I have an above average success rate in resolving  difficult and protracted disputes.

I am a barrister at the NSW Bar with a specialisation in Building and Construction. After 20 years as a professional consultant and project manager in the building industry I became interested in dispute resolution and have since made this my primary area of professional practice. I am an experienced mediator, grade 1 arbitrator, expert determiner and adjudicator. As a result of my unique mix of practical and legal experienced I am well placed to assist parties in finding cost effective and workable solutions to their disputes.

Although my primary area of practice is in building and construction I am available to mediate in all types of disputes where creative problem solving and good "people skills" are required. 

I am "the Pathfinder"


Ian Callinan AC QC
Alan K Chuck
VIC Melbourne metro

Freelance civil engineer and engineering arbitrator. Accredited Adjudicator under the Security of Payment Act (Vic). Accredited mediator. Sessional Member of Planning Panels Victoria and VCAT. Civil engineer specialising in engineering contracts, claims and dispute resolution. 

Vasantha Stesin
Melbourne, 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.

View CV and LinkedIn profile for further information.

paul wellington

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

Robert McDougall QC

Retired judge, now arbitrator, referee, mediator etc in commercial and construction disputes. I served for more than 15 years as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, sitting in the Commercial. Construction and Arbitration Lists.

Shady Mikhail
NSW & Australia Wide

I am a civil engineer, a delay and disruption expert, an expert determiner, adjudicator and an arbitrator. 

I bring over 18 years of extensive planning and scheduling experience, and an understanding that time management, proper planning and scheduling practices are key to the success of a project. 

I provide back-end services for dispute resolution purpose.  I also provide front-end project advisory services.

​On the back-end, I provide the following 2 streams of services:

  • Expert Evidence Service in the field of forensic investigation of project delay & disruption, programming, EOT claims.  I work in high value high risk construction projects in different profiles and different form of contracts.
  • Determinative and decision making stream as an expert determiner and adjudicator.

On the front end: time management, planning and scheduling, EoT claims, delay and disruption are central to the business operations.  My services involve the following:

  • Integrated planning, scheduling and project controls - this includes preparation of the baseline programme and subsequent updates all through to the as-built programme.  Also developing the Key Performance Indicators and setting up Earned Value Management systems for progress monitoring and control.
  • Contemporaneous delay and disruption analysis - this is normally bound by what the contract dictates and the context surrounding the available records;
  • Advisory service for alternative dispute resolution purpose in any tier of ADR processes (adjudication, expert determination, mediation and arbitration) and in any stage during a project life cycle.

Whether in the front end or the back end, the quality of investigation and the presentation of the ultimate product is a core value of my service.

[Search Keywords: planning, scheduling, extension of time claims, delay analysis, forensic planning, disruption, project controls]

Robert Heath QC
Australia and Asia Pacific
Erika Williams
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth

Erika Williams is a leading international arbitration practitioner with over a decade of experience acting in some of Australia’s largest disputes resolved through arbitration. Erika is experienced in commercial, construction and investment arbitration and has acted in arbitrations under the auspices of the Resolution Institute and various other arbitral institutions including ACICA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, and JCAA.

In addition to being a graded arbitrator with the Resolution Institute, Erika is on the arbitrator panels of leading arbitral institutions including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, and the Queensland Law Society.  Erika is currently accepting arbitrator and tribunal secretary appointments.

Erika also has a broad range of general commercial litigation experience, particularly in relation to cross-border disputes, from commencing proceedings and interlocutory actions through to full trials and appeals, including all the way to the High Court of Australia.

Neil Turner

Accredited Adjudicator - NSW Neil Turner has more than 30 years experience in the development, delivery and operation of major community infrastructure in both public and private sectors. Neil's prior roles include Managing Director EWT Pty Ltd; General Manager Tubemakers/Tyco Water; Director Water Services and Chief Engineer NSW Public Works; Director Development and Regional Director Sydney Water; Director CRC for Waste Management and Pollution Control; Director Environment Industry Development Network; Director Environment Business Australia. Earlier roles include Project Engineer, Project Manager, Regional Construction Manager and General Works Manager. Within these roles, Neil has managed the successful delivery of capital infrastructure programs of up to $400M pa including individual projects of over $300M. He has led the development and delivery of multi billion dollar Government programs for the provision of community infrastructure covering water supply, waste water management and recycling, coastal, estuary, floodplain and port management. Neil has managed programs and projects through the phases of community and government needs analysis and consultation, service delivery strategy development, concept development, value management, detailed design and delivery by a wide range of delivery options, contract formation, contract management (including dispute resolution), commissioning and post-commissioning review. Recent experience includes risk analysis and risk management for projects and Project Director for development and delivery of two large build own operate waste treatment facilities including management of head contracts with public sector clients, concept and detail design and design review, design and construct contracts, and a complex network of side and subsidiary agreements. Currently he provides strategic contract advice to a range of clients in Government and the construction industry including case and claims management in the full range of dispute resolution environments.

Rosemary Dupont

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.

Raj Chidambara

Professional Engineer and Arbitrator

Steve Lieblich
Perth, 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.

Anthony Lo Surdo SC, FCIArb, FACICA, FRI
Australia, Internationally

I am an experienced exponent of all types of alternative dispute resolution and, in particular, arbitration, mediation and expert determination. I am particularly adept at navigating the intricacies of complex multi-party disputes including the determination or other resolution of such disputes using an online format.