Dispute Resolver Directory

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Russell Thirgood
Queensland; 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.

Angela O'Brien

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

Chris Lenz

I solve complex legal and technical problems for engineering and construction clients.

I head a boutique law practice using professional experience of:

  1. 25 years as a lawyer dealing with front-end, contract administration and back-end issues; together with
  2. 15 years as a civil engineer as a construction contractor and consulting engineer;

to assist a wide range of clients to understand their risks, preserve or increase their cash position, whilst maintaining or improving their relationships with those with whom they contract.

teresa harm
Camden NSW

I provide mediation services for the not for profit sector (education, community services, health, aged care) on workplace issues and issues that arise with regard to service delivery and care.

John Clampett
Jillian Prentice
Michael Hollingdale
Perth Western Australia

Commercial mediator offering a fixed fee mediation service following a preliminary conference by phone or face to face.

Preferred form of Mediation Agreement incorporates the Resolution Institute's Mediation Rules.

My usual fixed mediation fee is $5,500 inclusive of GST#. This includes:

  1. preparing Mediation Agreement;
  2. preliminary meeting, including agenda and minutes;
  3. reading parties' position papers and considering a moderate volume of materials in preparation; and
  4. one day mediation conference (up to 8 hours).

(#This fee may vary depending on the complexity and preparation time as assessed at the preliminary conference.)

My usual fixed fee for a half day mediation is $3,300 inclusive of GST. This includes:

  1. preparing Mediation Agreement;
  2. preliminary meeting, including agenda and minutes;
  3. reading parties' position papers and considering a small volume of materials in preparation; and
  4. mediation conference (up to 4 hours).

For mediations where the quantum in dispute is less than $50,000 a lower fixed fee may be agreed.

Facilitation fees will be assessed on initial in-take however the above rates will serve as a guide.

If applicable, the Resolution Institute's nomination fee will be added as a disbursement.

Dr Rosemary Howell
Sydney CBD


Rosemary is the Chairman of Strategic Action in Australia specialising in early intervention processes. She provides mediation, facilitation and coaching services nationally and internationally. She has served a term as Secretary-General of the Law Council of Australia. She is a Professorial Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her doctorate investigates ‘How Lawyers Negotiate’. Who’s Who Legal 2019 identifies her as a Global Thought Leader in Mediation and she has recently been awarded Client Choice Australian Mediator of the Year by Lexicology.

Erica Panagakos
Adelaide region

Erica is a solicitor at Belperio Clark Family, Wills & Business Lawyers. She is a Collaborative practitioner and nationally accredited mediator. Erica is settlement focused and works hard to deliver practical and cost effective legal advice to her clients.

For more about Erica, please visit the Belperio Clark website. 

Robyn Davis
Naomi Holtring
Michael Anderson

Strategic Planning and Business Management Consultant - 10 years CEO - Unipower International Holdings Limited - 6 years CEO - Kalgoorlie Development Corporation Limited - 2 years Chartered Accountant - Coopers & Lybrand and PKF - 11 years Chair - Western Australian Community Foundation Limited

M.R. (Mike) Hobley
Perth WA

An experienced ADR Practitioner, and Organisational Profiler specialising in Mediation, Conciliation and Expert Determination of: Franchise and Commercial Disputes. Occupational and Workplace Health & Safety Small & Medium size Business Organisations

Catherine Davidson
Angela Ballard
Melbourne, Regional and Rural Victoria

Conflict Coaching, Mediation, Conferencing, Facilitative Conversations, Relationship Management and Interactive Problem Solving.

Deals with the complex people issues in workplaces.

Nicki Sloan
Perth, Western Australia and Online
Judith Blayden

Current position: Principal Consultant - Ausresolve Management Services. Projects have included strategic and organisational planning and change management, employee relations and assistance in development of management skills and in managing and developing processes to deal with conflict at work. Clients include government and non government agencies, and business and professional practices. Alternative dispute resolution activities include individual mediation and co-mediation conferencing chairmanship. Member of panel of conference chairpersons for the Family Law section of Legal Aid, member of conciliator panel for Health Commission Complaints Tribunal, member of panel of grievance team chairpersons for Newcastle University. Conduct training in management skills e.g. time management, delegation; and in managing and developing processes to deal with conflict at work. Director of Indigenous Outcomes Pty Ltd. - consulting company working with indigenous and non-indigenous groups to facilitate development of land and other projects Community activities include: Chair of Board of Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter Board Member Lifeline Australia Inc. Deputy Chair, WEA Hunter. Previous experience has included practice as a solicitor and later manager in government and private organisations.

Judith Dikstein
Marie Therese Kelly
Brisbane, South Brisbane, Gold Coast

MEDE8 Resolutions will help you work through difficult situations with dignity and respect. We hold a strong belief the majority of family law matters are able to be resolved through Family Dispute Resolution with only the most complex matters needing the assistance of the courts.  If we can assist you please do not hesitate to make contact.

Louise Sullivan

Apart from my private firm and corporate legal experience, as a Reservist Legal Officer (Captain) in the Australian Army Legal Corps (AALC) I work across the broad fields of disciplinary, administrative, operations, civil and commercial law as well as dealing with legal aid requirements. I primarily assist, together with my permanent Chief Legal Officer, with legal advice, services and support to the Command and management of the Brigade on all aspects of law and the management of legal affairs and provide legal advice to members of the ADF directly. I am also engaged as a lecturer in the Law Faculty of several universities in subjects including Commercial & Estate Practice, Advocacy and Property.

Ruth Wade
Yula Blecher
Jasmine Sliger, M.A., MAPS, FAIM, CAHRI, MAICD, IACCP Cross Cultural Organisational and Counselling Psychologist, Executive Coach, Accredited Mediator PRI NMAS, Organisational Development(OD) Practitioner
I work internationally on zoom and regionally if appropriate.

Jasmine has a compelling portfolio of skills and knowledge in dealing with international organisations for over 30 years. She is a multi- lingual communications specialist, cross-cultural organisational and counselling psychologist, organisational development (OD) consultant, a professional facilitator/trainer, executive coach, and accredited mediator. Much of her passion has been working with complex issues and disputes in dealing with Organisational Change, Human Resources, Learning and Development projects, international teams, and start-up organisations.

A seasoned professional mediator specialising in cross cultural or intercultural mediations that are high conflict and complex. She has worked with boards, executives, managers, supervisors, and employees to prevent and resolve problems and to build constructive relationships in the work environment. She has an advanced ability to deal with complex family issues particularly intercultural issues.

Chris Davidson

Chris Davidson advises public and private sector clients in a variety of industries, particularly construction, infrastructure, banking & finance, and property. During the strategic management and resolution of major disputes, he has he has gained substantial experience in many forms of consensual and adjudicated dispute resolution including structured and facilitated negotiation, litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert determination. Chris has extensive experience in dispute avoidance, the management of dispute risk and the conduct of disputes in many Australian jurisdictions and Courts, and has over 25 years experience in large and complex matters involving a broad range of actions and issues. His expertise in the strategic and commercial approach to the management, conduct and resolution of client issues enables negotiated solutions and maximises favourable outcomes when a Court judgement is required. Chris is listed in various legal service directories as a leading practitioner in construction and dispute resolution. He is praised by clients as "analytical and considered, cool and collected", and "with over 20 years in the field is an invaluable member of the team".

Emma Watt
Melbourne's eastern suburbs
  • Helping workplaces move past disputes and focus on productivity
  • 20 years' experience in human resources and workplace relations
  • Practical approach, help facilitate workable outcomes for all parties

I am a volunteer with Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, and usually have a trainee puppy with me who is learning and socialising. The puppy will sleep a lot and won't interrupt a mediation.


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.

Anna McRae-Anderson
Melbourne and outer region

20+ years commercial litigation and mediation experience, LIV Accredited Specialist in Mediation, PON Harvard Law School Advanced Mediation training, Nationally Accredited Mediator specialising in contract, corporations, franchise, property, leasing and IP disputes.  Online ODR, video and telephone dispute resolution services available.


Anna’s dispute resolution experience, including having been a Litigation Principal of a national law firm, provides her with a vivid insight into the challenges faced by participants in our legal system as well as the many benefits of early mediation in dispute resolution.

Anna brings to her mediations her compassion for those in dispute, specialist skills in negotiation and facilitation, as well as her vast understanding of the law, court processes and strategies. 

Anna is keenly aware of the complexities (and often limitations) of our legal system and how protracted litigation can impact both financially and emotionally upon parties, expend the energy and resources of a business, its owners and managers, often distracting them from what is most important, such as getting on with business and their lives.  

William Guthrie

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.

John Christo
Andrew Boog
Dubbo, Western NSW

Commercial and family law practice

Robyn Bailey

I serve clients in any state or territory of Australia, and overseas. I provide a range of ADR services, including mediation and adjudication (arbitration).

Steve (Stavros) Georgiadis - Dispute Resolver
Experienced Mediator & Arb - Tribunal Member

High settlement rate - Tribunal Member - Reasonable fees 

Mediator and Arbitrator - Tribunal Member (AAT Commonwealth) and South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) Tenancy and Small business disputes

Call 0412810012 or email: steve.georgiadis@sglawpartners.com.au

Available ADELAIDE ALL AREAS and wider SA. 

Mediations at short notice (stc) and after hours to suit parties.

Judi Rotstein
Albert Monichino QC

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.

Catherine Joseph
telephone, online and in person

I help separated parents make good decisions for their children, minimise conflict and build a respectful, communicative relationship as co-parents. I work with parents with or without legal representation at any stage of separation or legal proceeding to resolve emotional and practical disputes quickly and constructively with calm confidence and impartiality.

I am an NMAS mediator and AG registered FDRP with BA Communications and LLB.

Malcolm Gracie

Solicitor: admitted 1987. Barrister: practising at NSW Bar since December 1988. Also admitted in Victoria, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Northern Territory. Member of the UK Bar since July 1992 (Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn). Principal areas of practice include commercial litigation, building and construction law and trade practices. Acted as Arbitrator of NSW District Court since 1998. Member of Supreme Court Arbitration and Early Neutral Evaluation Panel. Lieutenant in Royal Australian Navy Reserves: Legal Panel. Other professional memberships include the International Bar Association, Amnesty International, UNICEF and the International Commission of Jurists (Australian Section).

Wayne Bradshaw
Perth and Western Australia
Elizabeth (Libby)  Noble
Central NSW
Peter Heuzenroeder
Jeremy Bluhm
Marguerite Desmond B.A/L.L.B.

Solicitor, Barrister and Mediator with 30 years experience.

I am a seasoned Lawyer and Mediator and would be delighted to mediate for you with a view to resolving your disputes.

Nadja Alexander
werksman harold
Sydney city

Accredited specialist mediator and commercial litigator, Law Society NSW.

I have extensive experience as a commercial mediator and bring a practical, facilitative approach to finding solutions.

My experience as a solicitor acting for corporate and commercial clients has provided me with good insight into how to look for outcomes that satisfy clients interests.


Jane Bolitho
Frances Richards & Associates
Eastern Sydney NSW

Calm, organised and empathetic resolver of conflict relating to:

  • compulsory acquisition of land,
  • land valuation,
  • land development,
  • public land use,
  • local government governance, procurement, probity and services,
  • civil aviation,
  • geospatial information systems (GIS),
  • child care and protection.
Steven Castan
Margaret River

Steven Castan is an experienced Barrister & nationally accredited Mediator based in Margaret River, Western Australia. Steven is also a qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP. Steven facilitates non-confrontational conflict resolution across civil, commercial and family law.

Contact him to assist having your dispute resolved in a non-threatening environment with outcomes that are mutually beneficial for all parties involved.

John Ireland
Frances Doyle

Frances Doyle BA, Dip Law (SAB), MDR (Hons), Acc.M.LEADR was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a solicitor in 1978. She has since then, continuously conducted a varied practice with emphasis on Alternative Dispute Resolution. In 1993, Fran first trained as a Mediator and shehas worked extensively as a mediator since then. She also has an interest in legal education and she has lectured and taught law and dispute resolution subjects at UTS, the University of Wollongong, and CSU (Brisbane campus). Fran is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and LEADR Accredited Mediator. She has also been accredited by the Law Society of NSW under the National Mediator Accreditation System. She has provided services for a variety of institutions including Centacare Sydney, Relationships Australia, NSW Law Society,UTS, Legal Aid NSW, AIDC and LEADR.

Angela Cowan
Melbourne, Victoria

I am a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Mediator. I have successfully completed the Master of Laws (Applied Law), majoring in Family Dispute Resolution and I am only one of a limited number of practitioners who has successfully completed this highly regarded legal qualification in Family Dispute Resolution. I am admitted as an Australian Lawyer at the Supreme Court of Victoria. I have over 30 years experience in business operations and management including Director for Registered Training Organisations, Business Development in residential building supplies and Aviation. My most challenging yet incredibly rewarding role to date is as a parent of two incredible humans and most recently as a Grandparent of two.

I am appointed to the panel of preferred mediators at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for retail shop leases, Queensland Building and Construction Commission and Shaw Dispute Resolution (nationally).  I am the principal mediator at Mediator Hub where I am dedicated to offering dispute resolution services and conflict coaching for parties who find themselves in highly emotive and complex disputes with others.

I facilitate mediation by Zoom video conferencing, teleconferencing and in person during face-to-face conferences (COVID restrictions permitting).  I have extensive experience as a mediator, facilitating more than 500 pre-hearing mediation conferences and delivering dispute resolution services for the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria located at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Magistrate Court of Victoria in the respective civil claims list for matters arising from consumer complaints and debt management.  During COVID-19 lock downs in 2020 and 2021, I assisted hundreds of retail tenants and their landlords negotiate mutual and pragmatic solutions under the statutory provisions of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Schemes at the Victorian Small Business Commission.  

My methodology includes preparing participants with customised preliminary information about mediation to engage in the negotiation process with confidence and to maximise the experience. I am skilled in facilitating challenging conversations with lawyer assisted and self-represented parties including making suitable adjustments for culturally and linguistic diverse participants. I am experienced in facilitating sessions with the assistance of independent translators and I have an interest in continuing academic research in the area of non-verbal communication (including culturally diverse conflict behaviours) and the impacts this has on negotiation outcomes.

I make it my business to ensure that parties feel safe, their perspectives heard during discussions and empowered to negotiate win-win outcomes with a focus on the children's needs in family matters and future professional relations in workplace, community and commercial matters.  

Peter McIlwaine