Resolving disputes in the construction industry
30 March 2017
In collaboration with the Master Builders Association of Victoria
30 March, Melbourne
Join the Arbitration & Determinative Special Interest Group for this discussion on the range of ways in which disputes arising during a project might be resolved.
In this interactive seminar our two experienced guest speakers - Toby Shnookal QC and David Thyer - will discuss the options that may include adjudication, arbitration, expert determination, mediation or litigation. While looking at the reasons why one method may be preferred over another, they will also underline the particular advantages of arbitration in this context.
About the speakers
Toby Shnookal QC qualified and practiced as an engineer, first working in the oil industry and then in civil construction, before turning to the law 30 years ago. His practice is predominately as arbitrator (international and domestic), adjudicator, expert determiner, facilitator of expert conclaves and as mediator. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Grade 1 arbitrator with Resolution Institute.
Toby is recognised as a senior mediator by the Victorian Bar and is qualified to sit on Dispute Boards. He is commonly engaged in disputes that involve complex engineering issues, software disputes, disputes that involve building or engineering technology, and cases that involve complex construction programming and sequencing.
David Thyer practices as an arbitrator, expert determiner, mediator and adjudicator in building and construction disputes. David is a Grade 1 arbitrator, as well as an accredited mediator and adjudicator with Resolution Institute.
David has over 25 years experience in the building and construction industry and is a Director of Thyer & Associates Pty Ltd - Construction Contract Consultants.