Dispute Resolver Directory
Donovan NufableMelbourne CBD and Suburbs
I am a Family Dispute and Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). I provide family mediation within the FDRP framework from separation, post-separation, child support matters, property settlement, and all family related issues.
I am also an Associate Family Therapist. I provide family therapy and individual counselling for families, and relatives affected by separation, alcohol other drug addiction, mental health, disability, parenting plan, relationships and couple counselling.
Finally, I am a tertiary educator in TAFE and University education.
Highly experienced mediator & conciliator -workplace issues focused.
With an extensive record of achieving durable resolutions to complex disputes including bullying, harassment and discrimination. Specialist knowledge and skills in resolving workplace disputes of all kinds, utilising high level negotiation and influencing skills.
Executive experience in government relations, public health and management. I have post graduate qualifications in Law (Workplace and Employment), Public Health and Education, in addition to 20+ years as a registered Health Practitioner. Recognised as an industry expert in return to work and rehabilitation of injured workers.
I offer expert and cost effective ADR services focused on timely and professional resolution of your dispute.
Focal Point MediationAustralia-wide
CO-PARENTING AFTER SEPARATION SPECIALISTS
Providing a safe and comfortable setting for parties to engage in negotiations regarding how their children will be cared for.
Our mediators are child focused and passionate about assisting parties to self-determine their co-parenting arrangements following separation.
Using the latest technology we can offer family dispute resolution Australia-wide using our convenient and secure online platform.
Susan HayesBlue Mountains, Sydney, NSW
I specialise in workplace, community and organisational mediation and conflict management coaching. My experience is in the government, community-based and non-government organisations, small business, education, health, justice and international development sectors. I offer:
- Mediation of disputes related to interpersonal, cross-cultural and team conflict, worker's compensation and injury management matters, community-based management, post-separation property settlement and deceased estates
- Conflict management coaching for parties preparing for mediation and individuals preparing for difficult conversations or negotiations
- Organisational, business unit and team assessment to explore conflict and change management issues
- Review and evaluation of harassment, bullying, complaints and conflict management policies and procedures
- Stakeholder consultation and meeting facilitation for organisations dealing with conflict, difficult issues, multi-party and or community disputes.
By way of my professional background, I have been practicing law since 2000 where I started my articles year at Sackville Wilks Lawyers and have been working in the area of employee relations for the main part of that time. I initially worked for Logie-Smith Lanyon lawyers in Commercial Litigation, before working in a boutique Employment Law practice EMA Legal between 2003-2006 which I then headed up as EMA Workplace Lawyers and was Principal and Director for 3 years. In that period I was responsible for all aspects of managing and running the practice which was a successful practice with a team of 2 Principals and 4 lawyers. Following my time there I worked as a sole practitioner under Oberdan & Associates for a few years until February 2013 when I started with FCB Workplace Law as the Melbourne Law Partner. I have undergone extensive training in mediation and completed the IAMA's course in August 2008 in which I was assessed as competent according to the course objectives. I have then successfully completed the course "Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator" run by the American Arbitration Association in October 2012, which I have a certificate of completion.
Commercial mediator (see www.vohralikmediation.com).
Experience in areas such as: commercial, corporations, shareholder/director disputes, partnership and trusts, general and commercial insurance, property including commercial and retail leasing, residential and commercial building disputes, franchising, motor vehicle industry disputes, contracts, professional and general negligence, insolvency and personal bankruptcy, debt recovery, trade practices and consumer law disputes, intellectual property, employment contract disputes including breach of confidential information and trade restraints.
See also: www.mediateaustralia.com.au
David SwanWollongong, Illawarra and Sydney
David is a Nationally Accredited Mediator who was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia in 1995.
During 30 years of legal practice, David has become an experienced Commercial Lawyer with particular focus on Contracts, Company Disputes, Business Transactions, Estate Planning and Disputed Estates.
I am a partner of commercial law firm and head of its dispute resolution and litigation practice group. Resolving disputes, whether by assisting parties through mediation or as a representative of a party involved has been a substantial part of my practice for the past 25 years.
My approach is always to look for sensible commercial resolutions that can bring prompt outcomes for parties to disputes.
SOON LEE (DENNIS) OON
Dennis Oon is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He has 25 years of relevant working experience, working with several major professional quantity surveying firms, contracting organisations, contract advisory and project management firms on projects located throughout Australia, the Middle East and Asia. Since 1995, he has specialised in contract advisory and dispute services on building, engineering, resource and infrastructure works. He has extensive involvement in alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) and litigation proceedings through preparation, defence and negotiation of contractual claims on behalf of owners, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers.
Brian MillarWestern Australia barrister arbitrator
Barrister & Arbitrator; construction, infrastructure, engineering, energy and resources; major projects dispute resolution.
Brian Millar specialises in resolving claims and disputes on major projects in the construction, infrastructure, energy and resources sectors. He practices as an independent Barrister and Arbitrator from Francis Burt Chambers in Perth. Prior to joining Francis Burt Chambers, he was a Partner in the Litigation and Projects Departments of Allens Linklaters.
Brian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow and panel member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and a member of the List of Arbitrators for the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). He is a member of the International Committee of the Australian Bar Association and an executive board member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Region 3). Brian was the recipient of the Resolution Institute Australian Arbitrator of the Year award at the 2019 Australasian Law Awards.
Brian’s experience covers a significant cross-section of major projects, including railways, roads, mines, ports, shopping centres, bridges, jetties, dams, seawalls, pipelines, processing plants (including LNG/oil refining), power plants, commercial, industrial and residential building and other infrastructure projects, utilising a variety of project delivery methods.
He has expertise in a broad spectrum of dispute resolution methods, including arbitration (international and domestic), litigation, expert determination, adjudication, mediation, conciliation, negotiation, the use of dispute resolution/dispute avoidance boards and other proactive project management tools to minimise the impact of claims and disputes on the successful completion of major projects.
Brian has experience acting in international and domestic arbitration proceedings as both counsel, tribunal member and tribunal secretary in Australia and Asia. His international arbitration experience includes two recent arbitrations in which he was chairman of the three-member panel and prepared the award (HKIAC Rules, Singapore law and UNCITRAL Rules, Western Australian law). He has also acted as tribunal secretary on an ICC international arbitration involving a major infrastructure project in the Middle East (ICC Rules, English law) and as counsel in a SIAC arbitration involving parties from Vietnam and Australia (Vietnamese law, SIAC Rules).
Brian has spent over 20 years advising principals/owners, government entities, developers, contractors, engineers, architects and insurers on major projects in Australia and South-East Asia. Brian has acted for clients such as Chevron, Rio Tinto, QIC, PetroVietnam, Samsung, Monadelphous, JKC, Transport for NSW and the WA Public Transport Authority.
Respect at Work exists to re-boot your workplace culture because all workplaces should be respectful and safe and we all have the responsibility to create and contribute to the workplace culture we are entitled to.
Without respect there is no trust and without trust our workplace productivity decreases and inappropriate behaviours and disrespectful communications increase causing uncomfortable, toxic environments for everyone.
The purpose of Respect at Work is to encourage, engage and increase the positive workplace values of respect, fairness, equity and kindness because when we feel respected at work we become more present, we work harder and we commit more.
Respect at Work is a Tasmanian small business that has been in operation since 2017; reminding participants about respectful behaviours and communication. Roz is the founder and managing consultant of Respect at Work and believes that all workplaces should be respectful and mentally safe for everyone.
Respect at Work delivers Respectful Workplace Relationship sessions that may also include unconscious bias, respectful diversity, bullying, discrimination and legislation. All sessions are tailored to specific industries, workplace policies, codes of conduct and current or potential issues.
Roz engages and encourages participants to participate, learn, communicate better and improve their workplace practices.
Respect at Work also conducts workplace mediations because sometimes the path through conflict is easier to follow with a confidential and impartial mediator to guide the process.
Following accreditation in 2006 I have mediated a wide range of matters including workplace, business/commercial, property, contractual, local government, lease, and community disputes. I have practiced as a mediator with Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, Newport & Wildman and Relationships Australia. At the invitation of LEADR I also coach mediation course participants in Hobart and in Sydney.
My mediation skills are underpinned by over 16 years experience practicing as a solicitor in civil litigation in Sydney and in Hobart. I am strategically focused and experienced in achieving positive outcomes through effective dispute resolution skills.
I am the Principal of Louise Cooper Consulting, providing independent mediation, facilitation, conflict coaching and training services. For more information please visit www.louisecooperconsulting.com
Dr Philip BenderMelbourne and regional Victoria
Nationally Accredited Mediator with 10 years' experience as a barrister and several years' experience deciding disputes as a member of an administrative tribunal. Prior to that, I worked for a period of time as a Chartered Accountant.
As a barrister I have acted in, and participated in mediations in, a diverse range of disputes from commercial and property law to trusts & estates and taxation/superannuation. My accounting and finance knowledge and experience can be a valuable asset in resolving commercial disputes. I try to bring a balanced and a calm approach to assist parties to resolve their disputes.
Nina Ananidis is a management and mediation consultant with over 30 years’ experience working in the government, community and private sectors. Nina specialises in dealing with workplace matters such as team building, workplace conflict and development of interpersonal relationships, multi-cultural environments, Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination matters. Nina has also assisted the Tertiary Education Sector when serious issues arise between students and the Tertiary Institution and / or their staff. Nina is a qualified and experienced manager, investigator and mediator with years of staff management experience.
Having worked as a senior officer with the Equal Opportunity Commission for four years, Nina is well versed with Victorian and Federal anti-discrimination legislation. Nina has well developed investigation, conciliation and mediation skills together with the broadest exposure to the various industries that include manufacturing, education and training, tourism and hospitality, public sector, local government and the community sector.
With years of experience as a manager, Nina has been responsible for the management of staff from diverse professional and trade backgrounds, which include plumbers, electricians, security staff, social workers, lawyers, industrial officers and community workers.
Additional information about my background and experience can be obtained by visiting the WorkMatters website www.workmatters.net.au
Extensive experience in the preparation and defence of contractual claims. Demonstration of cause and effect using various planning software packages including Primavera. Preparation, and assistance in preparation, of expert reports for arbitration proceedings. Preparation of reports and presentations for use during mediation and other forms of ADR. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND June 2011 � Present -John Holland Group � Perth Office Regional Project Control Manager responsible for a number of key Non-Process Infrastructure projects in WA. Responsible for the management, monitoring, reporting and control of time and cost. March 2008 � June 2011 - Trett Consulting - Perth Office, WA - Senior Consultant Involvement in number of key project throughout WA. Provision of services to contractors and clients including project controls, project management and preparation of contractual claims. Provision of assistance during Arbitration proceedings including drafting of Expert Witness Reports. Analysis of programme resource requirements, including plant, labour and materials. Recommendation of acceleration or mitigation procedures where required. Creation of multimedia presentation materials for use during negotiations and settlement of claims. 1990 - March 2008 - Trett Consulting - United Kingdom - Senior Consultant Extensive experience in the use of planning software packages for the storage, analysis and preparation of complex project information. Incorporation of resources including plant, labour and materials into the programme. Regular monitoring of site progress and continual updating of programme with actual progress. Assistance expert witnesses in the preparation of expert reports, and providing support during arbitration. Use of multi-media presentation software for the visual demonstration of complex information during arbitrations and mediations. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND March 2008 - Present - Trett Consulting - Perth Office, WA - Senior Consultant Involvement in number of key project throughout WA. Provision of services to contractors and clients including project controls, project management and preparation of contractual claims. Provision of assistance during Arbitration proceedings including drafting of Expert Witness Reports. Analysis of programme resource requirements, including plant, labour and materials. Recommendation of acceleration or mitigation procedures where required. Creation of multimedia presentation materials for use during negotiations and settlement of claims. 1990 - March 2008 - Trett Consulting - United Kingdom - Senior Consultant Extensive experience in the use of planning software packages for the storage, analysis and preparation of complex project information. Incorporation of resources including plant, labour and materials into the programme. Regular monitoring of site progress and continual updating of programme with actual progress. Assistance expert witnesses in the preparation of expert reports, and providing support during arbitration. Use of multi-media presentation software for the visual demonstration of complex information during arbitrations and mediations.
Maria is interested in providing mediation services to participants who are looking for:
- assistance from a neutral third party in resolving a dispute or conflict
- an alternative to protracted and costly litigation
- a way to discuss issues, prioritise needs and explore options in a structured and confidential process
- a resolution on terms that are mutually agreeable to the parties
- a mediator with a legal background and experience in dispute resolution and commercial litigation.
Brydget Barker-Hudson (Medius Creating ResolutionQueensland - Townsville-based,
Expertise all forms dispute resolution - Mediation, Family Mediation, Conciliation, Facilitation, Restorative Practice, Arbitration, Med-arb.
Professional focus - Resources - Mining, environment, agriculture fisheries, aquaculture, forestry.
Business - SMBE, Franchising, Commercial disputes. Workplace, Environmental, Medical / Health-related
Family - Law - Children and Property; Succession and Elder negotiations
Culturally appropriate practice Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Pacific, Japanese and Korean, Ethnic and religious communities
Flexible dispute resolution and mediation solutions provided by Accredited Mediators through Centacare Catholic Country SA.
Please contact us to explore Mediation options and prices tailored to your needs
Mediation and Resolution Services
Centacare's Mediation and Resolution Service offers a suite of flexible dispute resolution services through facilitating voluntary, confidential discussion between the relevant people about the issues in dispute, managed by an independent mediator.
- Services are tailored to your business or organisation's needs
- Offering holistic wrap-around Employee Assistance Services alongside Mediation and Dispute Resolution services to assist with managing workplace conflict
- We use technology capabilities to make the service more accessible, flexible and responsive
- Our Mediators can facilitate video meetings to bring the service to you across regional and remote South Australia
We offer a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program which provides counselling to address the needs of organisations and their employees through a comprehensive range of services. At the core of which is short-term, professional counselling using evidence-based psychological interventions.
Counselling intervention is designed to identify and assist employees in resolving both work and personal issues at onset to prevent issues that may be adversely affecting employee performance and wellbeing.
Areas may include, but are not limited to:
- Personal issues
- Relationship issues
- Work/personal stress
- Interpersonal conflict
- Working relationships
- Substance abuse
- Grief and Loss
- Financial problems
Education and Training
We have significant experience and expertise in developing and delivering tailored training and workshop packages. These are designed to assist organisations to promote understanding of workplace issues, and to assist managers and employees to develop practical skills and strategies to deal with workplace issues and situations.
Strategic Solutions to Workplace Conflict
Employee Assistance Program offers its organisations strategic solutions to workplace conflict through consultancy and coaching, including:
- Mediation and dispute resolution
- Consultancy to design conflict management strategies, policies and procedures
- Programs to develop knowledge and skills for managers to enable them to prevent and deal with situations which have the potential to develop into conflict
- Coaching, where a coach works individually with a client to determine the current situation, set goals for the future, and plan ways to meet these goals.
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