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Expert determination

Trainers: Robert Hunt and Barry Tozer

​Length: 1 day

About the course

Our Expert Determination workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn and practice the skills involved in conducting an Expert Determination.

Held over one day, the interactive workshop program includes seminar sessions on the law and practice of Expert Determination and practical exercises. Each participant will be required to write an expert determination as a ‘take home’ assignment for assessment by the presenters. Successful participants will be issued with a Certificate of Competency.

During the workshop experienced Grade 1 Arbitrators, Robert Hunt and Barry Tozer will present participants with practical knowledge of the Expert Determination process and the skills involved.

Who should attend

Professionals interested in learning more about the law and practice of Expert Determination.

Previous expert witness workshops have attracted professionals from a wide range of occupations including Architects, Barristers, Builders, Chartered Accountants, Civil Engineers, Contract Administrators, Design Engineers, Insurance Consultants and Solicitors.


Early bird*
Non-member: $770.00 (incl.GST)

Member: $660.00 (incl.GST)
Non-member: $880.00 (incl.GST)

*Early bird registration closing 12 November 2015

Non-member registration includes a 12 month graduate membership.

About the facilitators

Robert Hunt
Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator & Conciliator, Expert Determiner/Appraiser Adjudicator
LLM, DipLaws, BSc(Eng), MIEAust, LFIAMA, FACICA, FCIArb, CPEng(Ret), Chartered Arbitrator

After working in the construction industry as a civil engineer and builder from 1967, Robert Hunt has practised as a lawyer and dispute resolver since 1983 in international and domestic disputes, usually in construction, engineering, marine, mining, commercial and intellectual property matters.

He is a Past President of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA), and was a Director of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) from 2000 to 2009. He is a Life Fellow, a Grade 1 Arbitrator and accredited as a Mediator (NMAS) and Adjudicator by IAMA, as well as being a Fellow and on the Panel of Arbitrators of ACICA. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator on the London Panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, as well as being a member of numerous other dispute resolution panels in Australia and overseas. He has been particularly active in promoting prompt and cost-effective resolution of technical and commercial disputes, and has spoken on this topic at various Conferences in Australia and overseas.

Robert drafted the IAMA Rules for the Conduct of Commercial Arbitrations (incorporating the Expedited Arbitration Rules) 1999, the IAMA Expert Determination Rules 2001 & 2010, the IAMA Mediation and Conciliation Rules 2001, the IAMA Industry and Consumer Scheme Rules 2001, the IAMA Mediation Rules 2010, the IAMA Conciliation Rules 2010. He was a co-author of the IAMA Workplace Relations ADR Rules 2006 and the IAMA Arbitration Rules (incorporating the Fast Track Arbitration Rules) 2007.

Robert has conducted the Expert Determination Workshops for IAMA in various locations around Australia since 1998. He has written extensively on cost effective dispute resolution and avoidance, and has delivered papers on the subject at many conferences in Australia and overseas. He has written various lAMA Practice Notes, three chapters in 'A Guide to Arbitration Practice in Australia' (University of Adelaide) 2nd ed., as well as many articles on arbitration, ADR and dispute avoidance which have been published in Australia and overseas. Copies of various published papers are available at

Barry Tozer
Chartered Engineer, Chartered Arbitrator, Expert Determiner and GC21 Valuer, Registered Adjudicator, Accredited Mediator, Facilitator, and Dispute Board Member

Barry Tozer has been a practising GC21 valuer, adjudicator, arbitrator and expert determiner since the early 1990s and currently serves on six disputes boards in Australia and Oceania. Barry has a history of working the building, construction, engineering and mining industries which he has used to author several academic papers and lecture at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney.

With few opportunities in this field in the 1990s, he expanded his practice to acting as a GC21 valuer, adjudicator and expert determiner and offered specialist technical assistance and reports in litigation and alternative dispute processes. He was also an IAMA and ACDC panel member. Since about 2003, he has added international arbitration and dispute board membership to his areas of expertise. He currently serves on six dispute boards in Australia and Oceania.

Barry lectured part-time in the faculty of engineering at Sydney, NSW and UTS from 1981 to 1994 on contract law, cost accounting, estimating and construction engineering subjects. He has also conducted training courses for industry on construction law, probity and procurement, tendering processes and contract administration over a period of more than 20 years. Barry is a regular contributor to IAMA meetings and conferences and author of several papers on claim quantification methods, construction engineering, adjudication case law, dispute board practice and expert determination.