Dispute Resolution – Expert Determination.

Resolve Construction Disputes with Confidence

At Wildara, we understand that construction projects can be complex and challenging, often leading to disputes that require swift and fair resolution. Our Expert Determination Services offer a streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective alternative to litigation and arbitration, ensuring that your projects stay on track and within budget.

What is Expert Determination?

Expert Determination is a binding dispute resolution process where an independent expert, with specific expertise in the relevant subject matter, is appointed to determine the outcome of a dispute. This process is particularly well-suited to construction projects, where technical issues and industry-specific knowledge are crucial.

Why Choose Wildara?

1. Industry Expertise: With over 15 years of experience in project management and contract administration, Peter Bowden, our lead Expert Determiner, brings unparalleled expertise in handling complex construction disputes. His qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales
  • Expert Determiner, Resolution Institute (Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia)
  • Diploma of Engineering Practice, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales
  • Diploma in Law, Sydney University, Legal Profession Admission Board (Current, 2021- 2026)
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

2. Proven Track Record: Peter has a proven track record of assessing and determining highly complex contract matters. Some of his recent experience includes assessing and determining:

  • A Contractor’s $15.5 million claim for escalation.
  • A Contractor’s $68.6 million claim for delay and disruption on a Commonwealth project.
  • A Contractor’s $10.8 million claim for direct cost impacts attributable to a pandemic.
  • A Contractor’s $4.4 million claim for latent conditions.
  • A Contractor’s $17.7 million claim for marine works escalation.
  • A Contractor’s $30.5 million claim for a change in statutory conditions.

Our Approach

  1. Conflict of Interest Assessment: The Expert conducts a conflict-of-interest assessment.
  2. Preliminary Conference: We begin with a thorough consultation to understand the specifics of your dispute and determine and agree whether Expert Determination is the most appropriate resolution pathway.
  3. Expert Analysis: Our expert conducts a detailed analysis of the issues at hand, leveraging their extensive industry knowledge and technical expertise. The Expert conducts the assessment pursuant to the 2016 Resolution Institute Expert Determination Rules
  4. Determination and Resolution: We deliver a clear, concise, and binding determination, providing you with a definitive resolution that allows your project to move forward without prolonged disruption.

Get in Touch

Ready to resolve your construction disputes efficiently and effectively? Contact Wildara to learn more about our Expert Determination Services and how we can support your project’s success.