Dr Donald Charrett 

BE (Hons), LLB (Hons), MConstLaw, PhD, FIEAust, FCIArb, DipIntArb

Dr Charrett practises in construction law as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Member of Dispute Boards and Facilitator of experts’ conferences. He is a member of the FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators and is an accredited FIDIC Trainer.  He is a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University, co-presenting a course in international construction law.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dr Charrett worked as an engineer for over 30 years, including 12 years as a director of a consulting engineering firm.

Dr Charrett has published widely on legal and engineering subjects and presented papers and training at numerous engineering and legal conferences and seminars in Australia and internationally.

He is the author of The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects, editor of The International Application of FIDIC Contracts: A Practical Guide and Global Challenges, Shared Solutions and joint author of The Application of Contracts in Developing Offshore Oil and Gas Projects and Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts.

He Is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Donald’s CV can be downloaded here.


Mr Toby Shnookal KC

BE (Civil), LLB (Hons), MIAMA, FCIArb, DipIntArb

Toby is an Australian KC, who is also qualified and experienced as an engineer.

His primary practice is as the determiner of disputes as either arbitrator or expert determiner.

He has published over 175 Determinations across Australia.

He also practices as an adjudicator, mediator, court-appointed special referee,  facilitator and as counsel assisting in building and engineering inquiries.

He has not practiced as an advocate for a party since 2016. He only works as a neutral.

Toby has a strong commitment to the speed and efficiency of expedited determinative processes and has developed his skills to achieve that. He regards understanding expert reports as fundamental to coming to grips with any technology dispute.

Born in 1956, Toby has been in the engineering, construction and technology industry for 43 years.

He is a Grade 1 Arbitrator with IAMA/RI, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, a Senior Mediator and a published author both of construction law text and numerous articles relevant to expert determination.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Toby’s CV can be downloaded here.