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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.

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