Russell Thirgood

Name: Russell Thirgood

Qualifications: Master of Laws (First Class Hons) – University  of Sydney; Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts – University of  Queensland; Diploma of Construction Law – University of Melbourne; Diploma of  International Commercial Arbitration – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators  (March 2015) and Executive Program of Negotiation (June 2016) – Harvard Law  School.

Title: Arbitrator

Organisation: McCullough Robertson

State: Queensland and New South Wales

Immediation Practice Area: Arbitration


I am a Grade 1 Arbitrator (Resolution  Institute), and qualified International Arbitrator (Fellow, Chartered  Institute of Arbitrators).  I have been  appointed as arbitrator in a range of international and domestic matters  including disputes arising out of construction contracts, mining ventures,  business agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, lease  and real estate contracts, and military service provider contracts.

I am recognised for my expertise in  Construction/Infrastructure Law, International Arbitration, and Litigation by  Best Lawyers Australia,

Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Dispute Resolution,  as a leading lawyer in Construction & Infrastructure Litigation by Doyles  Guide and by Who’s Who Legal Construction.

I am on the panel of arbitrators for both  international and domestic arbitral institutes.

Personal Comment

I strive to find fast track processes to  resolve disputes efficiently, cost effectively and fairly.

Immediation Area(s) of Expertise

Property, construction, environment, oil, gas  and mining (Building and construction, Commercial Leasing, Oil gas and  mining), Corporate and commercial (Contracts, Partnership, Shareholder  remedies, Joint Ventures and International Law)