Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.




Area of Expertise:

Legal System of Expertise:


BE (Hons); LLB (Hons); MConst Law; PhD; Prof. Cert. in Arb; Grad Dip LPSE; Dip Company Director’s
Course, Diploma in International Arbitration.

Dr. Donald Charret is a barrister, arbitrator and mediator practising in building and engineering disputes, arbitration/mediation, construction law, commercial law, contract law, insurance law and professional negligence.

Named as Best Construction Law Practitioner of Australia 2016 by Business Worldwide magazine, he is a member of Victorian Bar and of the Resolution Institute as a Graded Arbitrator & Accredited Mediator. Among his professional affiliations is the Institution of Engineers Australia, and the Dispute Resolution Board Australasia Inc. He is also a founding member of the Society of Construction Law Australia, an Accredited FIDIC Trainer, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Member FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dr Charrett worked as an engineer for over 30 years, including 12 years as a director of a multidisciplinary consulting engineer. His engineering experience included computer applications, structural design, managing engineering projects, acting as an expert witness, and management roles in contract negotiation and administration, insurance, international joint ventures and corporate restructuring. In 2010 he was appointed a Non-Executive Director of AMOG Consulting, a consulting engineering company which provides high-technology specialist services to a range of resource and defence clients around the world.