Dispute Resolver Directory
Megan BlairMelbourne and regional Victoria
Mediation, facilitated discussion, coaching, team intervention, training and strategic HR support including performance matters, bullying issues and managing mental health in the workplace.
Megan specialises in workplace conflict resolution, between individuals at all levels, working with teams, through to full organisational interventions.
With a wealth of senior level and executive experience in corporate, Government and not for profit sectors, Megan's approach promotes sustainable outcomes for her clients. Understanding needs, building trusted relationships and aiming for effective solutions that facilitate ownership by participants are integral to the approach taken by Olive Branch Consultancy.
Deon de KlerkBaldivis Western Australia
As an experienced Legal Practitioner having practiced in areas from Commercial disputes to Family disputes and having first qualified as a mediator in South Africa in 1995 I have the understanding of the legal principles but also the experience to understand and deal with all the complexities contributed to the legal problem by human nature
40 years' experience in construction industry, both building and engineering construction, including over 20 years of employment by contractors as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Contracts Administrator, Contracts Manager and Commercial Manager. Claims formulation, assessment and negotiation, including exposure to all forms of dispute resolution processes. 20 years’ experience consulting on construction-related issues. Preparation of Expert Reports and giving Expert Evidence in formal proceedings. Contract Review and negotiation, project risk assessment, preparation of commercial strategies for the delivery and recovery of projects. Project auditing and financial reporting. Development, review and auditing of contract administration procedures. Preparation of training courses and conducting training on contract administration.
Dr Rob Nicholls is a media and telecommunications specialist who has had an extensive career concentrating on technology, regulatory and business strategy. Rob’s mediation practice focuses on the resolution of disputes associated with information and communications technologies. This includes intellectual property disputes. He has particular skills in dealing with issues that relate to access and interconnection regulation of networked industries. Rob is the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator in Australia. This is a role that requires him to make expert determinations in disputes between Telstra and its wholesale customers for regulated services. He has been an expert witness in proceedings in Australia and overseas. In addition to his dispute resolution practice, Rob is a consultant in the telecommunications and media space. He is a sessional lecturer in e-commerce law at Macquarie University and in International Political Economy at UNSW. Rob has published a large number of papers as well as book chapters and is the co-author of the Radiocommunications Commentary in Communications, Law and Policy. Originally a telecommunications engineer, Rob is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Rob’s PhD thesis at UNSW investigated broadcasting regulation in Australia. He also holds a Masters degree in international relations from UNSW and a Bachelors degree (with honours) in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Birmingham
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.
Serge KillingbeckFar North Coast NSW
Workplace management in regional and remote Australia. We provide a full suite of WHS and HR support services to businesses. Our services include HR and employee management, WHS and HR documentation, employee relations and dispute resolution, training, risk management assessments, investigations and completion of employment services.
Based in the town of Alstonville on the far north coast of New South Wales, we have business and public sector clients from New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, and Western Australia.
The Hon Neil Brown QC
40 years experience in virtually every area of the law, including as Queens Counsel (1980) government, including Minister in Employment, Communications and Attorney-General's portfolios and subsequently in arbitration and mediation. He is: * a Grade 2 arbitrator and mediator accredited by The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia; * a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chartered Arbitrator; * an accredited Mediator with the Victorian Bar Dispute Resolution Scheme; * a Member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Limited; * has taken part in virtually every type of ADR. He is a member of: (a) the Panel of Conciliators at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); (b) the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center's List of Neutrals and the Center's Domain Name Panel; and (c) the panels of the National Arbitration Forum (NAF)(USA), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre For Arbitration and the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (Hong Kong), for domain name disputes. He has conducted two inquiries for the Australian Government: (a) an inquiry into the longstanding claims of a 'whistleblower' against a bank, where all parties accepted Mr Brown's recommendations; (b) as Chairman of the Consultative Group on Constitutional Change on proposals to reform the Australian Constitution. He has recently conducted successful mediations in building and electrical engineering disputes and has a lengthy interest in the building industry, stemming from appearing in a government inquiry and many industrial relations cases in the industry. He conducts proceedings on domain name disputes for WIPO, NAF and KLRCA. Mr Brown now works in mediation, arbitration and the conduct of inquiries in many fields, notably intellectual property, construction, commercial and communications. (b) the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center's List of Neutrals and the Center's Domain Name Panel. -3- He has conducted two inquiries for the Australian Government: (a) an inquiry into the longstanding claims of a ' whistleblower 'against a bank, where all parties accepted Mr Brown's recommendations; (b) as Chairman of the Consultative Group on Constitutional Change on proposals to reform the Australian Constitution. He recently conducted a successful mediation in a building dispute in Sydney and has a lengthy interest in the building industry, stemming from appearing in a government inquiry and many industrial relations cases in the industry. He conducts proceedings on domain name disputes for WIPO. Mr Brown now works in mediation, arbitration and the conduct of inquiries in many fields, notably intellectual property, commercial and communications.
I work primarily in the area of Building Industry Dispute resolutions and I have a primary focus on the smaller contractors and their dispute with the prime contractors . I have 30 years of expertise in the construction industry linked to my dispute resolution qualifications. Associations: Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of Australia National Electrical Contractors Association Rotary International � Past President, District Governors Rep and Board member Motor Cycling Australia � Level 2 Official Clerk of Course/Steward Australian Small Business Association � Formerly state vice president.
Matrimonial Disputes in the Family Court of Australia. Appointed as Adjudicator in Payment Disputes under the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Victoria). Engaged as consultant in Building and Construction disputes in Mediation and Arbitration proceedings. Appointed independent consultant and reviewer of adjacent properties by the City of Casey for the Closed Landfill Tip Site at Cranbourne in the Methane Gas Matter. Experience in Contract Management, Superintendence and Certification of Claims (Progress & Final Payments, Defects, Extensions of Time, Variation extras and deductions etc.)
Peter Callaghan SC
The major part of my work as a barrister has been in the construction industry (building and engineering) and general commercial matters. Other areas in which I have had significant involvement are disciplinary aspects of the racing industries, administrative law, personal injuries and industrial law. My work in the Defence Force involved, in particular, judicial roles in over 60 trials and acting as Counsel assisting in, and as President of, Boards of Inquiry. I have been involved predominantly in ADR matters over the past decade or so.
John McGrutherSydney-based, will travel
I am a highly skilled and experienced Mediator, Arbitrator, Conciliator and Facilitator, having been Mediating conflict actively since 1982. I have conducted over 4,000 highly varied dispute matters throughout Australia and overseas with a very high success rate. I am a Nationally Accredited Mediator and hold a Mastery in Mediation (Italy and UK). I regularly coach others in Conflict Resolution.
My Conflict Resolution work has been across a diverse range of areas including Restorative Justice, Work Injury, Farm and Bank Rural Debt, Franchising, Industrial Relations, Mining, and Retail Leases (amongst other), and for a wide range of clients including State and Federal Governments, Schools and Education, Religious bodies, Professional Associations, Sporting Bodies and Judiciary.
I am a qualified Solicitor, Attorney and Barrister (since 1972) and an Accredited Specialist in Business Law. I have been the Code of Conduct Commissioner for Cricket NSW since 1998, and devote a large part of my time to charitable and community work.
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.
Murray has 15 years experience as an independent Probity Advisor and Probity Auditor. 25 years+ experience in leading strategic procurement projects. Management consulting Murray has in excess 25 years experience in the successful planning, leading and providing strategic, tactical and probity advice on procurement projects within the public sector.
In addition, Murray has 15 years experience as a successful consultant and training facilitator in the procurement and contracting field to all levels of government in Australia. This includes providing independent probity advisory and audit services to many significant procurement projects. In recognition of Murray's expertise, knowledge and achievements in this field, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the United Kingdom awarded him the designatory and internationally recognised letters MCIPS. Murray is currently the Chair of the CIPS Queensland Regional Committee.
Murray is the founding Owner and Director of Management Options Pty Ltd (est. 2004), a private "boutique" consulting company specialising in providing expert consultancy services in procurement, contract negotiation, contract management, policy and process review, probity advice and audit and related training solution. Key Capabilities: -Extensive knowledge and experience with Government procurement policies, guidelines and processes. -Extensive knowledge of probity and accountability principles and objectives and the required evidence that demonstrates to support their achievement. - Research, analysis and development of sourcing strategies. - Leading contract negotiations at whole-of-Government contract level. -Development of Corporate Procurement Plans and Significant Procurement plans. -Ability to understand and translate business needs into strategies and operational processes. -Business analysis skills including development of business cases and purchase plans incorporating risk based strategies. -Stakeholder consultation and communication and facilitation of workshops.
Mediation, Conciliation, Facilitation, Problem-solving, Management Consulting and Coaching
I am a full time professional consultant in the health and human services industry with extensive experience in mental health, disability and government sectors. I provide mediation, strategic planning, change management, development facilitation, organisational transformation, community conflict management and labour relations services.
I am an experienced CEO of not-for-profit organisations and have worked with a wide variety of diverse boards and focus groups.
Sandra SinclairSA and QLD
With over 20 years experience as a practicing lawyer, I have decades of experience in family law, including in child-related disputes, complex property matters, court appearances and trials. I have attended multiple mediations in all aspects of family law, and experienced consistently good outcomes (where parties settle their dispute and put an end to legal proceedings).
The cost saving of resolving your matter at mediation, either before or during court proceedings, can be very significant.
Mediation can also improve communication between parties who previously had an entrenched hostile relationship, because they are given an opportunity to air their grievances in an emotionally safe environment.
The model of mediation offered enables me to mediate in ALL disputes, not just family law disputes, and I have experience in litigation-type disputes, neighbourhood disputes, employee/employer disputes and contractual disputes.
Please don't hesitate to call or email me if you think that mediation can help you resolve your dispute.