Name: Dr Donald Charrett
Qualifications: BE (Hons); LLB (Hons); MConst Law; PhD; Prof. Cert. in Arb; Grad Dip LPSE; Dip Company Director’s Course, Diploma in International Arbitration
Title: Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert
Organisation: Expert Determination Chambers
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Determination
I am a Barrister, Mediator, Arbitrator and Dispute Board Member practising in building and engineering disputes. I also have a practice in commercial law, contract law and professional negligence. I was named as Best Construction Law Practitioner, Australia - 2016 by Business Worldwide magazine and a Thought Leader – Construction 2019 by Who’s Who Legal.
Prior to joining the legal profession, I was a consulting engineer for over 20 years and during this time I was a director of a highly respected engineering consulting practice. Since my admission to the Supreme Court of Victoria, I have been involved in a range of complex construction disputes including mediation, expert determination and arbitration (including stop clock arbitration). These disputes involved contractual issues, professional negligence, defects, variations, time and programming issues, quantum of claims, security of payment and professional indemnity and contract works insurance. I was appointed Special Referee for a matter involving recycled glass in the Victorian Supreme Court in 2016.
· Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
· Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia
· Member of the FIDIC President's list of Adjudicators
I enjoy the resolution of complex construction disputes, where my years of engineering and legal practice inform a deeper understanding of the intersection of legal and technical issues.
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
Common law and professional regulation (Professional negligence), Corporate and commercial (Contracts, Energy resources and mining, international law, misleading and deceptive conduct/fraud, Property, construction, environment, oil, gas and mining (building and construction, oil gas and mining, security of payments)