• Sydney Opera House construction 1964
  • Sydney Opera House construction 1965
  • Sydney Opera House construction 1966
  • Taren Point bridge construction, Sydney 1963
  • Tasman bridge construction Hobart 1964
  • North Rankine flare tower sailaway Adelaide 1981
  • Bridge construction Yangtze river 2011
  • Bridge construction Yangtze river 2011
  • Bridge construction Yangtze river 2011
  • Bridge construction Moscow canal 2012
  • Bridge construction Istanbul
  • Construction of Atlantic Bridge Panama Canal 2017
  • Construction of Atlantic Bridge Panama Canal 2017
  • Bridge construction Kerala India 2019
  • Construction of bridge over Warrell Creek NSW 2016
  • Construction of Harwood Bridge NSW 2017
  • Construction of Harwood Bridge NSW 2017




Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Mediator & Adjudicator

“… Mr Shnookal also has significant experience acting as a tribunal in various arbitrations and as a member of VCAT for 10 years. … In my view, his extensive experience as a tribunal member and arbitrator is likely to result in the arbitration being conducted in the most efficient way, both in its hearing and in the delivery of the reasons for decision.”

Gemcan Constructions Pty Ltd v Westbourne Grammar School [2020] VSC 429 [72] per Lyons J.




Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Mediator & Dispute Board Member

“Donald Charrett is looked upon with enormous favour by sources for his vast experience in construction and engineering disputes.” Who’s Who Legal Construction 2020

 “Donald Charrett gains plaudits for his first-rate practice which focusses on handling sophisticated engineering and construction disputes.” Who’sWho Legal Australia – Construction 2020

 “Donald Charrett is internationally renowned as a leading name in the region, offering clients over 30 years of engineering experience alongside his legal expertise.” Who’s Who Thought Leaders Construction 2019

Expert Determination Chambers

Expert Determination Chambers (EDC) is a “virtual” Chambers of barristers with specialist skills in complex technical, engineering and construction (TEC) disputes. The members of EDC are independent barristers who practise in construction law; each of them is also a qualified engineer with many years of engineering experience.

The members of EDC are accredited and experienced arbitrators who have conducted a number of arbitrations and expert determinations.  They are familiar with the currently used platforms for virtual meetings and hearings, and with electronic tools for managing large volumes of technical documents and expert evidence (such as e-brief) and have conducted virtual hearings online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They are very familiar with modern techniques of using expert evidence in court and arbitrations, and act as independent facilitators in expert conferences / expert conclaves.

As lawyers with technical expertise the members are well qualified and have served on Dispute Boards.





Newly Published Books

FIDIC Contracts in Asia Pacific provides readers with detailed guidance and resources for the preparation of the Particular Conditions that will comply with the requirements of the applicable laws for a number of the jurisdictions in which FIDIC contracts are used. The laws that apply to the governing law of the contract, construction works and dispute resolution in each jurisdiction are identified.

This book offers chapters on the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, and Japan International Cooperation Agency’s perspective on the use of FIDIC contracts. Each jurisdiction features an outline of its construction industry and information on the impact of COVID-19 on both the execution of construction projects and the operation of construction contracts.

The book is available in hardback and eBook formats and can be found on the Routledge website: https://www.routledge.com/FIDIC-Contracts-in-Asia-Pacific-A-Practical-Guide-to-Application/Charrett/p/book/9781032061436

Copies of the book can be purchased at a 25% discount by applying the promotional code FIDIC25.

Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects provides unique and invaluable guidance on the role of contracts in construction and engineering projects. The work explores various aspects of the intersection of contracts and construction projects involving the work of engineers and other professionals engaged in construction.

Compiling papers written and edited by the author, refined and expanded with additional chapters in this new edition, this book draws together a lifetime of lessons learned in these fields and covers the topics a practising professional might encounter in construction and engineering projects, developed in bite-sized chunks.

The book is available in hardback and eBook formats and can be found on the Routledge website: https://www.routledge.com/Contracts-for-Construction-and-Engineering-Projects/Charrett/p/book/9781032073835

Copies of the book can be purchased at a 25% discount by applying the promotional code FIDIC25.