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Webinar | Expert determination – the new black

with Chris Morrow, Bill Taylor and Bryan Ahern

Wednesday 22 September, 2021 | Online

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)

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Expert Determination – the new black

During this free webinar Chris Morrow, Bill Taylor and Bryan Ahern will provide information about the new Expert Determination training and accreditation from Resolution Institute and why you might want to expand your practice to include Expert Determination. They’ll provide:

  • a background of the work the Expert Determination sub-Committee has been doing and why
  • a broad overview of the upcoming Expert Determination training
  • information about the new applicable Expert Determination rules
  • information about the Resolution Institute register of qualified Expert Determiners
  • the benefits of being qualified by Resolution Institute and available for nomination
  • insights about the cost effectiveness, flexibility and finality of Expert Determination

If you are considering the idea of training in Expert Determination or just interested in this expanding field of professional engagement, come along and enhance your understanding of Expert Determination – the new black.

Please note this training and accreditation is available to both AU and NZ members.

Register yourself and gain valuable CPD points.

Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording within 5 working days after the event.

About the speakers

Chris Morrow

Chris Morrow is chairman of the Expert Determination Subcommittee and a member of the Resolution Institute Determinative Committee, NSW Determinative Committee and Expert Witness Training Course Committee.

He has an engineering and law degree and some 30 years’ experience acting in the roles of arbitrator, expert determiner, mediator, adjudicator, delay and disruption expert and consultant in the building and construction, industrial engineering and IT industries.

He is passionate about training and ensuring that RI remains a leader in the determinative services it and its members provide to the industry.

William (Bill) Taylor
BE(Civil), MDR, LLB, GradCertLegP

Bill Taylor is a Civil Engineer specialising in dispute resolution in the building and construction industry. Bill has qualifications in Civil Engineering, Law and Dispute Resolution as well as Civil Engineering Registration, accreditation as a Building Consultant, Arbitration Grading through Resolution Institute and accreditation as a Mediator with Resolution Institute.

In dispute resolution Bill has a broad practice as an Arbitrator, Dispute Advisory Board Member, Adjudicator, Court Referee, Expert Determiner and Mediator. He also has an extensive practice as an expert witness in residential building and Home Warranty Insurance. He has over 20 years’ experience in on-site management of civil engineering and residential construction projects and over 20 years direct involvement in dispute resolution.

Bryan Ahern
BE (Civil) Hons, MEngSc (Civil), Grad Dip Legal Studies, Dip Project Management
MIEAust, CPEng, FRI – Arb 1 Med, MAIPM, Licensed Builder Class A, PRINCE2 Practitioner

Bryan Ahern is an Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator and Expert Determiner.

An experienced consultant with both formal qualifications and practical experience in contracts for construction or maintenance of major civil and building works and ITC projects.

Bryan advises clients in commercial contracts in all stages from concept development through to documentation, tendering, administration and dispute resolution.

This webinar will be moderated by

Ian McMaster

Ian is both tertiary and trade qualified and has worked primarily in the building and construction Industry, both in Australia and overseas. As such, he brings to dispute resolution his legal knowledge as well as a full understanding of the practical aspects of an often adversarial industry.

While his experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation goes back many years mainly as an advocate, he has also mediated commercial and family estate dissolution matters. Ian has recently begun practising as an expert determiner in construction disputes. His pragmatic approach to dispute resolution has proved to be helpful to parties and clients alike.

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