Steve was appointed to mediate a dispute between a Landlord and a franchisee who was also a sub-tenant of his franchisor.
Steve was appointed to adjudicate a payment claim dispute (approximately $250k) between a major resources infrastructure contractor and his subcontractor.
The parties successfully resolved the dispute by mutual consent and Steve dismissed the Application without making a determination of its merits, on the basis that others dealing with the matter have made a finding, in accordance with section 31(2)(a)(iii) of the Act. This minimised the costs of the adjudication, which is borne by the Parties, and enhanced the prospect of the Parties proceeding with the Contract in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Steve gave a presentation entitled “Rapid Adjudication of Payment Disputes” and participated in a panel discussion at an Industry Issues Briefing for members of the National Electrical and Communications Association.
Steve gave a presentation to the Construction Panel of Engineers Australia, entitled “Rapid Adjudication of Construction Contract Payment Disputes”.
Steve was appointed as mediator in a partnership dispute that had arisen several years ago, between equal partners in a private business. The dispute was a source of frustration and was hampering the success of the business.
In a one-day mediation conference, Steve facilitated the parties’ agreement to split the business into two separate parts in an orderly manner, including agreement in relation to the division of the assets, cash payments between the parties and non-compete commitments for a period of time.
NECA appointed Steve to adjudicate a dispute over a payment claim exceeding $350k, between and electrical services contractor and a major construction contractor. The matter was settled by the mutual consent of the parties.
IAMA nominated Steve to adjudicate two payment claim disputes, for a total exceeding $1 million, including several variations claimed and significant project-delay costs claimed.
Steve determined the matters within the prescribed time, in accordance with the Act, despite significant complexity in the matters.
NECA appointed Steve to adjudicate a payment claim dispute between and electrical equipment manufacturer and his client. The matter was settled by the mutual consent of the parties.
IAMA appointed Steve to adjudicate a dispute over a payment claim exceeding $550k, between a construction contractor and a government agency. The matter was settled by mutual consent of the parties.
NECA appointed Steve to adjudicate two payment claim disputes between a switchboard manufacturer and his client.
Steve gave the parties the opportunity to resolve the matter by mutual consent in order to minimise the costs and enable them to work together in future. The parties were not able to resolve the matters and so Steve determined the two disputes in accordance with the Act, despite the absenmce of any submission from the Respondent.