MR TOBY SHNOOKAL QC
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.”
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DR DONALD CHARRETT
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.