Arbitration is a formal process for resolving disputes that has arisen between parties to a contract. In Australia, federal law governs international arbitration whereas each state has their own state laws governing domestic,

non-international arbitration.


Because of the unique and technical nature of construction projects and the complex nature of relationships involved, appointing a construction arbitrator with broad construction experience and substantial qualifications can assist in the expedient resolution of a dispute submitted to arbitration.

Fixed Fee & Efficient Arbitration Schemes

We offer a low and fixed fee arbitration service for appropriate disputes with limited complexity. The object of this service is to enable disputants to have an efficient and cost effective means to resolving a dispute.


The service aims to provide a final award including a determination apportioning costs within three months of appointment. Time frames can be further tailored to suit individual disputes their unique logistics and complexity of issues arising.

This service is subject to our terms of service which are available to interested parties seeking to resolve a dispute efficiently, finally and cost effectively.

To find out more about our low or fixed fee arbitration service please contact us by telephone on 0290 579 088 or by using the contact details above or via our contact page here >>

Complex Arbitration Service

Construction arbitration may be encountered through a dispute resolution clause under a contract in which the parties to a contract have chosen the form of dispute resolution to result in a final and binding determination of a dispute or difference that has arisen.


For larger disputes, choosing an arbitrator with both arbitration and construction experience can provide an efficient and cost effective forum for dispute resolution where a detailed understanding of the arbitration process, the nature of the dispute, the basis of claims and expert submissions is a distinct advantage. 

Costs for more complex cases are based on time spent on the reference, a fixed cost arbitration may be possible where parties request a fixed fee option subject to circumstances.



Neil Kirkpatrick



Diploma in International Commercial

Arbitration (DipICArb)


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

Accredited Mediator (PRIMed)

Chartered Quantity Surveyor (FRICS)


Chartered Builder (FCIOB)


Chartered Construction Manager (FCIOB)


Registered Adjudicator (WA, NT, NSW)



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Neil Kirkpatrick

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Construction Expert Services


Tel: 0290 579 088



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