Donald Charrett

Donald Charrett
Office:
Foley's List, 205 William Street
VIC 3000
City:
Melbourne
Country:
Australia
Tel:
+61 3 9225 6886

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Australia - Construction

Dr Charrett is a barrister, arbitrator and mediator, practising in technology, engineering and construction disputes. Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, he was a solicitor at a large Australian law firm. His construction law briefs have included litigation, mediation, expert determination, facilitation of experts’ conferences, arbitration, Supreme Court Special References and membership of dispute boards. He is a member of the FIDIC president’s list of adjudicators, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited FIDIC trainer. He was named Best Construction Law Practitioner (Australia) in 2016 by Business Worldwide magazine. 

Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as an engineer for over 30 years, including 12 years as a director of a consulting engineering firm. Dr Charrett’s 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. From 2012 to 2014 he was non-executive chairman of consulting engineering company AMOG. 

Dr Charrett has published widely on legal and engineering subjects, and presented conference papers, workshops and training courses in Australia and internationally. His legal publications include articles on expert evidence, FIDIC contracts, dispute boards, dispute avoidance, contract risk, forensic engineering, contractual lessons from past projects, design and construct contracts, quantum meruit, proportionate liability, professional indemnity insurance and reinsurance. He is the author of The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects

In 2014 Dr Charrett established Loots&Charrett Pty Ltd with Philip Loots to conduct training courses on the application and use of contracts in the inception, design, construction and operation of projects. 

WWL says: Donald Charrett is a highly regarded arbitrator and mediator who is extremely knowledgeable across a broad range of construction and infrastructure disputes involving contractual matters, quantum claims and insurance matters.

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Dr Charrett is a barrister, arbitrator and mediator, practising in technology, engineering and construction disputes. Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, he was a solicitor at a large Australian law firm. His construction law briefs have included litigation, mediation, expert determination, facilitation of experts’ conferences, arbitration, Supreme Court Special References and membership of dispute boards. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the FIDIC President’s list of Adjudicators, an accredited FIDIC trainer and a senior fellow at the University of Melbourne. He was named Best Construction Law Practitioner in Australia (2016) by Business Worldwide Magazine.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as an engineer for over 30 years, including 12 years as a director of a consulting engineering firm. Dr Charrett’s 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. From 2012 to 2014 he was non-executive chairman of consulting engineering company AMOG.

Dr Charrett has published widely on legal and engineering subjects, and presented conference papers, workshops and training courses in Australia and internationally. His legal publications include articles on expert evidence, FIDIC contracts, dispute boards, dispute avoidance, contract risk, forensic engineering, contractual lessons from past projects, design and construct contracts, quantum meruit, proportionate liability, professional indemnity insurance and reinsurance. He is the author of The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects and joint author of The Application of contracts in developing offshore oil and gas projects and Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts.

WWL says: Donald Charrett is internationally renowned as a leading name in the region, offering clients over 30 years of engineering experience alongside his legal expertise.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Construction which can be purchased from our Shop.

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