First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, International
Country Residence
Educational Qualifications
Qualifications as engineer, lawyer and in dispute resolution: BE (Hons) (Monash University); LLB (Hons)
(University of Melbourne); Master of Construction Law (University of Melbourne); Diploma in Legal
Practice, Skills & Ethics (Monash University); Professional Certificate in Arbitration (Adelaide University);
Diploma in International Arbitration (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators); PhD (Monash University);
Professional qualifications
Australian qualifications: Barrister & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia;
Fellow Institution of Engineers Australia; Accredited IAMA Arbitrator and Mediator.
Current employment status
Self employed
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Lawyer, Marine Civil Engineering, Natural gas and LNG Facilities, Road and Storm water Defence Works
Present position
Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator and Dispute Board member in private practice.
Positions held
2004 – Present: Barrister at Victorian Bar
2010 – Present: Accredited FIDIC trainer
2012 – 2014: Non-Executive Chairman of Australian Consulting company AMOG.
2010 – 2011: Non-Executive Director of AMOG.
2001 – 2004: Solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques.
1998 – 2000: Director of Charrett Consulting Pty Ltd.
1995 – 1998: Senior Principal, Commercial Manager, Dames & Moore
1985 – 1995: Director of Australian Consulting company Hardcastle & Richards Pty Ltd
1980 – 1985: Associate Director of Hardcastle & Richards Pty Ltd
1974 – 1980: Executive Engineer, Hardcastle & Richards Pty Ltd
1970 – 1974: Senior Engineer, Australian Consulting company Irwin, Johnston & Partners Pty Ltd
1967 – 1969: Senior Teaching Fellow, Monash University
Dispute resolution experience
2004 – Present: Self employed barrister at Victorian Bar, briefed as counsel, arbitrator, mediator, expert
determiner, facilitator of expert conferences and dispute board member.
2001 – 2004: Solicitor employed by large Australian law firm, engaged on construction law disputes in
Australian courts, arbitration and mediation.
Australia, Papua New Guinea
Other panel listings
Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Region 3.
Author and co-author of over 60 published papers on legal and construction law topics, including articles
on expert evidence, FIDIC contracts, dispute boards, dispute avoidance, contract risk, forensic
engineering, contractual lessons from past projects, design and construct contracts, quantum meruit,
solidary liability, professional indemnity insurance and reinsurance.
Joint author (with Philip Loots) of Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts (2009, CCH).
Author/joint author of five papers on engineering projects and ten papers on engineering science.
Presentations at conferences, workshops and training courses in Australia and internationally, including
the following topics:
• Expert evidence
• Dispute Boards
• FIDIC Contracts
• EPC Contracts
• Dispute avoidance and resolution
• Alternative dispute resolution
• Contractual dispute resolution
• Dispute resolution alternatives for construction contracts
• Managing claims: strategies and solutions
• Avoiding structural disputes
• The Engineer
• Time, cost and quality challenges in construction contracts
• Contractual risks
• Project case studies
• Stop clock arbitration
• Design and construct contracts
• Engineering quality failures
• Australian Consumer Law
• Adjudication in Singapore
• Statutory intervention into freedom of contract.