Dispute Resolver Directory
BRYAN AHERNCANBERRA ACT
Extensive experience in civil and building construction, property development and maintenance works. Consultant in commercial contracts in all stages from concept development through to documentation, tendering, administration, and dispute resolution.
Ahern Construction Dispute Consultants provides specialist consultancy services to the construction industry. We provide straightforward and cost-effective solutions to construction disputes, contract reviews, and Security of Payments claims.
Linx MacphersonNSW mid north coast Coffs Harbour
Mediating in Central Australia, including remote Aboriginal communities for nine years. I lived in Alice Springs for 18 years until early 2018.
Six years as a trainer (under the national standards) for mediation accredited five day workshops in Darwin and Alice Springs and also training in remote Aboriginal communities in the NT and SA. I was also contracted as a conciliator for the NT Anti-Discrimination Commission.
In 2018 I mediated on behalf of the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria.
Since March 2019 I have been based in Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid north coast but also travel back to Central Australia for mediation work with Aboriginal communities.
My mediation experience has included:
- Court appointed
- Friends / family
- Aboriginal communities (including about royalties, families, prisons, burials, housing, agencies
- Associations / clubs
If desired by the parties I am open to working in a co-mediator environment.
Victor KonijnBased in Sydney, working globally
Commercial, industrial, workplace and community issues are the focus of my mediation services. I leverage my experience in corporate and entrepreneurial environments, my global orientation, my background in engineering, my interest in human diversity, and my personable nature, to effectively help my clients deal with and manage complicating issues of a cross-cultural, inter-national, inter-company, or inter-personal nature.
Apart from my mediation services, I also work with individuals in a mentoring and coaching capacity. In all roles I help my clients to clarify interests and underlying needs, connect perspectives, and find practical pathways towards satisfying and fulfilling outcomes.
Luke McGrathMacArthur and South Coast
Counselling and Coaching, Mediation and Dispute resolution services for individuals and couples dealing with relationship and family breakdowns to minimise the trauma that may impact on the participants and children involved as they look to move forward following those changes. I also provide Consulting for Businesses that are experiencing financial hardship or require financial restructuring. Additionally, I work with Business to resolve workplace disputes and implement strategies that are aligned with outcomes around delivering improvements in performance for individuals and work place situations.
Nicole YeatesCoffs Harbour North Coast
Nicole has worked within the occupational rehabilitation industry for 13 years as a Rehabilitation Consultant, assisting Employers and Workers to negotiate resolutions to enable a successful return to work and to promote safe workplaces. As an accredited Mediator, Nicole can assist in resolving work place issues to aid in preventing workers insurance claims, or mediate issues that have progressed to workers insurance.
Chris MorrowNorth Sydney
Chris has extensive experience negotiating contracts and managing contractual issues and outcomes. His engineering, legal and tribunal experience together with his excellent strategic skills enables him to resolve complex disputes so as to achieve early and effective settlements for his clients.
He is a qualified mechanical engineer having led the implementation of complex services designs in fast-tracked design and construction projects and has experience across a broad range of projects, including electrical power generation and distribution, telecommunications, broadcasting, information technology, commercial and residential building and construction, rail and road infrastructure and industrial plant.
He has also prepared numerous reports as an expert witness in extension of time, compensable delay and disruption matters for those types of projects.
- contract administration
- preparation of contract documents and contract risk reviews
- preparation and defence of contract claims
- preparation of payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and adjudication responses under security of payment legislation
- preparation of submissions for formal dispute resolution processes
- expert reports and expert witness services in extension of time (EOT), compensable delay and disruption matters
- mediator, adjudicator, expert determiner and arbitrator
- Radio Technicians Certificate (RTC) - New Zealand Polytechnic Institute
- Bachelor of Engineering (BE) – UNSW
- Graduate Diploma in Management (Technology) - Deakin
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - UTS
- Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice - UTS
- Accredited mediator, adjudicator, arbitrator, expert determiner, expert witness - Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia
Kate HarrisonBrisbane and southeast Queensland
Facilitative workplace mediation services in disputes specialising in matters of:
- discrimination, bullying and harassment
- performance-related issues
- human resources
- workplace health and safety
- attendance management and;
- interpersonal conflicts.
Conflict management coach offering 1:1 sessions when a joint mediation is not recommended after conducting the intake meetings
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
Philip Martin has over thirty years experience in the building and construction industry. He has extensive experience in the structural design and the construction of buildings and civil projects both in Australia and overseas. He has been involved in dispute resolution for the past ten years providing reports and expert evidence for court proceedings and arbitration and he is an experienced arbitrator and adjudicator. He has gained experience as an engineer having worked on a variety of projects as a design consultant and managing construction sites. The work has been carried out on behalf of contractors, developers and consultants. These projects included roadwork, bridges, stormwater drainage, high rise buildings, schools, factories and residential projects. This has provided extensive experience on both large and small scale projects and required a thorough knowledge of the relevant standards and building codes. The work undertaken has encompassed all stages of building and construction from site acquisition to detailed design and construction. Mr. Martin has extensive experience in dispute resolution having been involved in a number of building and manufacturing disputes, contractual mediations and negotiations. He has also reported on defective building works, appeared as an expert witness, and appeared as a client representative in arbitration. Also he has assisted in mediations. He is also an experienced arbitrator in building and manufacturing matters and an experienced adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
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.
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Susan LeechSydney’s Inner West visiting country locations
With 20 years of construction industry experience, Susan offers an excellent option to mediate disputes about renovations and payments for building work. As an engineer and experienced construction professional, she has a thorough understanding of technical issues. Additionally, she has extensive experience in dealing with the people and culture of the building and construction industry. Using these foundations, Susan is adept in assisting her clients to wisely resolve their disputes.
I am a mediator and solicitor experienced in commercial disputes.
Combining my knowledge and experience of legal practice with my skills as a pragmatic and down-to-earth mediator, I endeavour to resolve disputes as quickly and economically as possible.
I have extensive experience in all types of commercial disputes, but with a particular focus on construction and property disputes, including related professional liability issues.
I originally qualified and practised as a solicitor in England and am fluent in Spanish.
Margaret HalsmithPerth, Western Australia
Mediation and Professional Development since 1996. Margaret is an enthusiastic provider of best practice Professional Development including coaching, professional clinical supervision, debriefing and mentoring. Margaret provides very-small-group online training for new mediators, Thursday Topics, and for experienced mediators, Monday Modules. Her website at hdr.net.au has recent testimonials and details of her suite of Professional Development approaches.
Margaret came to Dispute Resolution after a career in psychology and education, including extensive experience with organisations and families and in the juvenile and adult justice systems. Among her areas of particular interest are: maximizing the effectiveness of Dispute Resolution; standards of Dispute Resolution practice; Dispute Resolution when there is entrenched conflict; the role of apology in Dispute Resolution and participants overall wellbeing, during and after Dispute Resolution.
Lourindi UnedduServices 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.
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.
Alastair OxbroughTasmania and nationally
I am a construction and infrastructure lawyer, now working under my own consulting firm, Oxbrough Construction Consulting Pty Ltd. For over 20 years I have worked on transactions and disputes arising on major projects in the construction and engineering, infrastructure and energy sectors, seven of which were spent in the United Kingdom.
I offer a pragmatic and cost effective approach for clients in an industry which is notoriously complex and often unduly costly. Working under my own banner enables me to provide more flexible and tailor-made solutions for optimum client service delivery.
I am admitted as a lawyer in both Australia and the UK. Memberships include The Resolution Institute, the Society of Construction Law Australia and the Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society.
I am also an accredited mediator with IAMA (now part of the Resolution Institute).
CV available on request.
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.