Dispute Resolver Directory
Kerryn GambleMelbourne CBD & Suburbs (Regional mediation via online)
Resolving conflict, restoring communication, rebuilding workplaces
Bringing an insightful approach to dispute resolution, Kerryn believes everyone deserves an opportunity to share his or her concerns in a safe space.
Conflict in the workplace is highly stressful, so it’s not surprising it's correlated with greater absence, staff turnover, presenteeism, and reduced productivity. More than this, it can significantly affect the mental and emotional wellbeing of those in conflict, and those they work with.
Drawing upon extensive expertise as an educator and communication expert, Kerryn brings an objective lens to help people identify the real issues, and guide them towards a mutually acceptable agreement.
Hugh DavisPerth, Western Australia
Hugh is a professional mechanical engineer and practicing commercial arbitrator (PRIArb2), adjudicator and advisor to the construction industry. As part of his current role, he advises parties to building and construction contracts on commercial matters at any stage of the project lifecycle.
Khory's opinion is sought by leading corporate and public sector participants on diverse strategic and operational issues. For over 20 years he has been at the forefront of cutting edge commercial, public sector, resources and major projects, industrial law and media litigation and advisory work. Khory has advised all levels of government on strategic issues and significant disputation matters, private sector participants on the impact on rights and contractual obligations as a consequence of government contracting party changing status, and risk management and employee safety programs. Khory is involved in advising on internal conflicts, inter-office defamation issues, contracts for external service providers, liability for the acts of agents and exclusivity arrangements and ability to terminate. Khory is a Queensland Supreme Court and Queensland Law Society approved mediator.
Simon MattersGlen Waverley
I focus on commercial litigation and construction disputes, but at DisputeOver we offer mediation services for a wide range of disputes, including neighbourhood, employment, and not-for-profit disputes.
We use facilitative mediation techniques to assist you to resolve your dispute without the wasted time and expense of litigation, if at all possible.
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.
Mary FergusonMelbourne Australia
Difficult Yet Crucial Conversations. Training, Coaching, Facilitation.
Mary’s coaching & facilitation practice is underpinned by practical wisdom and razor-sharp insight about her clients’ particular strengths. Imaginative, kind, gutsy and direct, Mary skillfully isolates difficult, challenging or tricky behavioural situations and invites clients to dig deep in maximising their unique potential.
Each client receives the best of Mary’s skills as a professional and a human, from conflict resolution through team coaching or NMAS accredited mediation to executive coaching for women leaders moving up in their careers. Her clients describe her as having a quiet and trustworthy wisdom, which helps them to find their direction and find their feet.
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
Conflict between colleagues is inevitable but it can be managed. At Working Smarter we help organisations create and sustain effective workforces. We believe people perform at their best when they feel safe, respected and supported. The early and efficient resolution of conflict is pivotal to resolving workplace complaints and reassuring your people that their concerns will be listened to, responded to and resolved.
At Working Smarter we will work with you to identify the best intervention for resolving conflict within your workforce - be it through coaching, training, mediation, facilitated discussion, a review of your workplace to identify any pervasive themes and causes of conflict or, where appropriate, through investigating specific allegations of inappropriate behaviour. We believe in working closely with organisations to identify the most effective means to achieving the best possible end... for all.
Servicing Northern Victoria and Southern NSW, with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, I can assist in preventing expensive litigation wherever possible by offering mediation and facilitation services to assist with any issues your business may be having.
- Contract negotiation
Go to the Website - workbetter.net.au
Nicole Armstrong LourencoSydney CBD
FDRP and Family Therapist
Nicole is committed to working with individuals and families who are experiencing conflict or issues within their relationships - past or present. Nicole’s approach is consultative and inclusive.
Comfortable working within high conflict situations, Nicole has a strong understanding of family dynamics. Her practice has been developed to assist people to manage relationship, parenting and conflict situations in their lives enabling them to move forward in positive and meaningful ways.
Kristie WalkerSydney Australia
Sometimes at work, things get difficult. Miscommunications, values not aligned, differences of opinion, conflicting priorities....and that's before you even get into the really tricky stuff like bullying allegations, entrenched conflict and team dysfunction. Sometimes, people lose their ability to see the issues clearly, to communicate constructively and to retain their empathy. That's where On Track Investigations can assist. We specialise in resolving difficult workplace issues. Our skilled practitioners have significant experience in managing and resolving conflict across a wide array of industries as well as extensive experience in identifying and investigating misconduct.
On Track Investigations can provide:
- Formal mediation
- Facilitated conversations
- Team reviews and interventions
- Investigation services
- Staff development around effective conversations and conflict management.
On Track Investigations takes pride in providing an environment in which individuals and teams can have honest, meaningful, respectful and calm discussions to raise and explore issues, identify solutions, and take ownership for their success.
Erica FabriciusServices offered across regional SA and Online
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.
The Mediation Group - Kate WhiteSydney, NSW
We have a mindful mediation approach to navigate life's challenges and difficult conversations. We aim to transform conflict to peaceful resolutions.
The Mediation Group offers a range of services:
- Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) - Children and property matters
- Communication Coaching - Based on a Compassionate Communication model, formally known as Non-Violent Communication (NVC). This method of communication can be transformational when used in all environments. Including workplace, mediation, one-on-one coaching for personal and professional issues.
- Couple Communication Coaching
- Workplace mediation - Small business and schools.
Director: Kate White
Kate is an experienced and Nationally Accredited Mediator, FDRP, Communication Coach (couples and individuals), Primary School Teacher and Clinical Nutritionist. Her range of work and life experiences have given her the skill set and knowledge to mediate with care and compassion. After studying NVC for over 8 years, Kate enjoys incorporating aspects of her Compassionate Communication coaching into her mediations and all aspects of her life.
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.
Dominique K GriggBrisbane
I am an Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister and a quasi-judicial member of the Australian Federal Administration Appeals Tribunal (“AAT”). I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I have been admitted to practice law since 1996. I specialise in the fields of commercial law (including taxation), arbitration, mediation, and intellectual property law. I also work extensively in workers compensation law and administrative law.
I am a personal injury accredited specialist conducting mediation for parties in personal injury litigation throughout Victoria. Ares of speciality include TAC claims, Institutional Abuse claims, Workplace injury claims, Public liability actions, asbestos related proceedings, Medical Negligence claims. Mediations can be inperson or via zoom.
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.