Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.Sc. (Hons), Sydney University, 1980.

LL.B. (Hons), Sydney University, 1991.

Certificate of Adjudication, Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, Queensland.

Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, University of NSW and CIArb, 2009.

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law, 1991.



Membership of Professional Bodies

Law Society of New South Wales - Member.  Member of the Education Committee 1991 to 1994.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Member.

Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration – Associate.

LEADR - Practitioner Member.  Member, NSW Executive 2010 and 2011.

Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia - Associate Member.

Dispute Resolution Board Australasia – Member.



Admissions and Accreditations

Supreme Court of New South Wales. 

High Court of Australia.

Accredited Mediator, LEADR.

Accredited Mediator, under the National Mediator Accreditation System, Australia.

Accredited Mediator, Australian Commercial Dispute Centre. 

Accredited Adjudicator on the NSW panel of Able Adjudication, a NSW ANA.



Publications, Conference and Seminar Papers

Case Report, Allied Constructions Pty Limited v Novacoal Pty Limited (1992) 8 BCL 195.

Case Report, State of New South Wales v Dueeasy Pty Limited (1993) 9 BCL 148.

Case Report, National Management Services (Australia) Pty Limited v Commonwealth of Australia (1993) 9 BCL 190.

Contributing author to The Architect & The Law, 1994 Robert Beaton and Colin Biggers & Paisley.

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 Contributor of articles and case notes to Australian Construction Law Newsletter, Australian Property Law Bulletin, Australian Construction Law Bulletin.

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.  Regular speaker at IES Conferences in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane on topics including:  "Key Issues in Australian Standard Conditions of Contract", "The Tendering Process", "Managing the Claims Process" and “Getting it Right – Successfully Structuring Outsourcing Contracts”..

"Implications of the Third Party Access Regime on Transport Infrastructure Development Projects in the Northern Territory" at Northern Australia Infrastructure Forum, Darwin, November 1998.

"Contracting for Infrastructure Projects - Matching Terms to Expectations to Avoid Disputes" at Western Australia Infrastructure Workshop, Perth, April 1999.

"Practical Dispute Management and Resolution for Infrastructure Projects" at South Australia Infrastructure, Adelaide, December 1999.

"Practical Dispute Management and Resolution for Infrastructure Projects in Queensland" at Queensland Transport Infrastructure, 3rd Annual Conference, Brisbane, March 2000.

"Darwin to Alice Springs - Building the link with contracts to avoid and manage disputes" at Northern Territory Infrastructure 2000, Darwin, May 2000.

"Managing Risk in Maritime Infrastructure Developments:  Case Study, Walsh Bay Wharf Redevelopment" at Lloyd's List, Maritime Structures 2000, Sydney November 2000.

Presenting seminars for the College of Law Continuing Legal Education including: 

2001 "Collection of Evidence for Construction Disputes".

2004 and 2006 "Dispute Resolution - Issues in Construction Law".

2008 "Building and Construction - Issues for Contract Drafting and Litigation".

2009 "Recent Cases in Building and Construction" and "Issues for Contract Drafting and Litigation".

2010 “ADR for Building Disputes, Drafting and Practice” and “Construction disputes – Drafting, risks and Resolution”.

Convenor and Presenter of "A Workshop for Architects".  Papers including:  "The Architect's Duty of Fairness" and "The Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999".

Facilitator, Designer and Presenter of Contract Management Training Course for CSL Pharmaceutical Group.




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