Because of the unique and technical nature of construction projects and the complex nature of relationships involved in a project or a development, appointing a construction mediator with broad construction experience and substantial construction and resolution qualifications is essential.

Construction and Mediation Experience

Construction mediation is a forum of dispute resolution growing rapidly in popularity in the industry although it may also be encountered when mediation is required through a dispute resolution clause under contract or where a court mandates mediation prior to an actual court proceeding taking place.


As a result, there may be no choice other than to participate in mediation to resolve a dispute and mediation generally works best when both parties to a dispute consent to resolve their differences through the mediation process in the first instance without having

to be compelled to do so arbitrarily, although to be adequately prepared for either option is important ensuring a party derives greatest benefit out of the process.


Construction mediations may be advantaged by the mediator conducting a site visit prior to the mediation session occurring and on occasions the mediation session can be successfully held at the site location involved in the dispute allowing for a contemporaneous review of issues surrounding the dispute that may be advantageous to the process, in particular where matters of quantum, progress or quality are at stake.


As well as being a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Builder and Chartered Construction Manager, Neil Kirkpatrick is also accredited as a mediator with the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators and the RICS with over twenty years experience in the construction industry. He intimately understands the vast array of disputes that can arise in construction allowing for greater understanding of the important issues during  joint and single party sessions.


In conjunction with Neil's construction qualification and national mediator accreditation he is also accredited as a mediator under the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia mediator's scheme and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors specialist mediation panel.


Construction mediation services are available throughout Australia as part of our service and where mediation at the site location is not practical we can assist with the organisation of suitable facilities to help parties to a dispute find an expedient, cost effective and satisfactory resolution to their problems allowing them to return to the their core businesses quickly with disputes resolved.



Neil Kirkpatrick

Managing Director,

Construction Expert Services


Tel: 0290 579 088



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Mediation Accreditation


IAMA Practitioners Certificate in Mediation


IAMA Accreditation, Mediator Panel Member


RICS Accreditation, Mediator Panel Member



Construction Accreditation


Chartered Quantity Surveyor (RICS)


Chartered Builder (CIOB)


Chartered Construction Manager (CIOB)


Project Manager (APM)


Registered Adjudicator (WA, NT, NSW)




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