Dispute Resolver Directory
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.
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.
Resolution of commercial and construction disputes as arbitrator, expert determiner and mediator.
I have acted as a third party neutral in several hundred disputes, as an arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator, expert determiner and as a member of various statutory tribunals. The amounts in dispute ranged from $5,000 to $70 million.
I have broad experience in all types of commercial disputes, including building and construction, contracts and commercial agreements, companies and partnerships, superannuation, planning and development, valuation, trade practices, access disputes and customs law.
I have been appointed in both international and domestic arbitrations.
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.
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.
Experienced in commercial, construction, estate, small-medium family business enterprise (including farming) disputes. Barrister for over 40 years, specialising (over 25 years) in advice and representation in Commercial, Property, and Building and Trusts, Equity, Probate and Estate disputes relating to commercial contracts generally and real property (sales, leases, mortgages), guarantees, sale of businesses, professional liability, insurance, sale/lease of goods and equipment (including performance and suitability for purpose), product liability, building and engineering, copyright, trusts, succession, administration of estates and family provision, companies and partnership. Experienced practising accredited Arbitrator and Mediator conducting arbitrations and mediations in these areas for over 24 years.
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.
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
Alan K ChuckVIC 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.
Jon has in excess of 20 years experience in commercial litigation with an emphasis on contract disputes, insolvency law and building and construction. Jon handles the dispute resolution and management section of the firm. Jon is an accredited mediator (through the Bond University) and an Accredited Arbitrator (Grade 2).
David Thyer is a Grade 1 Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, an Accredited Mediator and an Accredited Adjudicator in building and construction disputes. David has extensive experience in dealing with disputes between principals, contractors, subcontractors and consultants on commercial, industrial and domestic projects. David as an Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Expert and Mediator has dealt with amounts in dispute up to $24M on issues such as contract interpretation, incomplete works, variation claims, extension of time claims, delay cost claims, prolongation claims, liquidated damages, defects, rectification costs, contractual default, back charges, quality of work and damages claims. David has experience in the use of expedited procedures to reduce the time and cost involved in resolving disputes.
David was the arbitrator in Lin Tiger Plastering Pty Ltd v Platinum Construction (Vic) Pty Ltd  VSC 221 and the adjudicator in Melbourne Steel Erectors v M&I Samaras  VSC 308.
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.
Dr O'Brien was called to the Bar in 2010. She has worked primarily in the following areas: Family Law - Parenting Orders and Property; Children's Law (Family matters); Wills and Probate; Family Provision; Trusts; Family Violence; Intervention Orders; Victims of Crime; Employment disputes. She has an interest in coronial enquiry, intellectual property and disciplinaryproceedings. Prior to joining the Bar, Angela was a senior academic at the University of Melbourne where she was an Associate Professor, foundation Head of the School of Creative Arts and Deputy Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. She has expertise in dispute resolution and law associated with the education sector, including workplace disputes, student disputes, education/research contracts, intellectual property disputes and administrative review
Graeme RobinsonSydney 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.
Anthony Lo Surdo SC, FCIArb, FACICA, FRIAustralia, 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.
The Hon. Dr Clyde Croft AM SCMelbourne
As an Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, Dr Croft has over 30 years experience in International and Australian arbitration and mediation as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert Determiner, Barrister, Senior Counsel, Supreme Court Judge and in policy advising in all aspects of international and domestic dispute resolution to governments and public and private organisations in Australia and elsewhere.
Russell ThirgoodQueensland; Australia
Russell is a grade 1 Arbitrator with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of domestic and international commercial matters.
In particular, he is recognised for his specialised expertise in construction disputes.
Russell offers parties a “fast-track arbitration” service. This leads to time and cost savings while maintaining high quality standards.
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.
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.
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
Arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator - construction, commercial, community. I have run my own practice in project recovery and dispute resolution since 2008. In 40 years experience of international construction experience I developed profitable consultancy businesses in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. I help clients to resolve their disputes by investigating the best ADR process (or processes) to use in their particular circumstances. I'm a strategic thinker, an empathetic listener and solution driven.
Rob ZikmannSydney 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"
My arbitrations have included building disputes (owner/builder contracts),tenancy agreements and boundary fence disputes.
I have extensive experience from presenting at aviation conferences in Seoul,Beijing,Taipei and Shanjai and maintain active contacts there are in the US and Europe.
I am a transport law and policy specialist and am a member of the Tasmanian Logistics Committee
Richard C MachellPerth, Western Australia
Richard is an experienced arbitrator including as to expert determinations, an independent expert, adjudicator and mediator in construction and related disputes at all levels and has worked in the civil, commercial, residential and industrial construction industry for 40 years including as a builder and project manager, architect and lecturer at tertiary level.
Mark is a barrister practising in Brisbane with over 25 years experience in commercial litigation and construction law and has both published and lectured extensively. In addition to advising and representing parties in their disputes Mark has also acted as mediator in over 150 disputes over the last 15 years.
Mark holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Master of Laws and is a Registered Adjudicator in Queensland under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004.
Philip Argy - Mediator, arbitrator, expert determinerSydney
Commercial mediator, arbitrator, negotiator and expert determiner.
Electrical Engineering 30- years building services eg Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital G Block Building Construction - Director BMA day labour construction (2y) - schools, hospitals etc Building Design Manager architectural and services design - 2y Building client, Director Building Ministry of Justice (2y) Courts/prisons Energy Safety Regulator - Gas and Electricity Supply, installations and Appliances
Len WattEastern States
Experienced Building Industry member and Legal Practitioner
After spending 25 years in the building industry, I completed a law degree and now work as a building and construction lawyer. During my career in the building industry, I held various positions from an apprentice carpenter to working on multi-story high rise residential buildings as a project manager.
My vast experience in the building industry allows me to understand the building industry and the people who work in it.
My experience as both a long term member of the building and construction industries and the legal profession, ideally places me to assist you with your ADR matter.
Erika WilliamsBrisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
Erika Williams is a leading international arbitration practitioner having acted in some of Australia’s largest disputes resolved through arbitration. Erika has acted in arbitrations under various arbitral institutions including Resolution Institute, ACICA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, and JCAA.
In addition, Erika 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.
Erika has acted for a range of clients, including individuals, small and large business, major Australian public companies and multinational corporations across a broad range of sectors including energy, resources and renewables, construction and technology.
Erika is also on the arbitrator panels of leading arbitral institutions including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Resolution Institute and the Queensland Law Society and accepts arbitrator and tribunal secretary appointments.
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
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.
Derek John HamiltonMelbourne CBD & regional areas
Construction/Design/Project Mgt/ Business Mgt Private and Public Sector Infrastructure Engineer - Civil Highways, Road and Street Engineering Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Earthworks, Concreting Steel structural fabrication Town planning, Business Management. WHS, Quality and Environmental systems.
Dispute resolution in Arbitration, Expert Determination, Mediation, Negotiation . Over 30 years professional Civil Engineering experience and 20 years - dispute resolution. Co-ordinates and Guest lecture - subject Civil Engineering Construction at Monash University Clayton. Trains Engineers and supervisors in Cranes and Lifting. reading load charts and lift plans.
Derek J Hamilton BE Civil CPEmg NPER GDipMEM, GCWE MBA MBus Coach PCArb MIEAust
Joseph M MannerBrisbane Sydney Adelaide Darwin
Mediator, Arbitrator & Barrister - Queensland, NSW, South Australia & N.T - specialising in Commercial Disputes, Contractual Disputes, Construction Disputes and Mining and Energy Resources Negotiations and Disputes.