Toby (Benjamin Andrew) Shnookal

Barrister, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Expert Determiner, Adjudicator,
Lennon's List Barristers' Chambers

Contact Details

Lennon's List Barristers' Chambers
4 Elster Avenue
Phone 1: 412582380
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I am an Australian QC, who is also qualified and experienced as an engineer. As far as I know I am the only Australian QC with engineering qualifications and experience.  I enjoy learning about consruction and technology and how things are designed and built.

My primary practice is as determiner of disputes and in that role I have published over 200 determinations across Australia. I primarily practice as arbitrator or expert determiner but I also practice as adjudicator. I was on VCAT as a part time member for 10 years early in my career.   I also practices as a mediator; I am a Senior Mediator with the Victorian Bar.  I commonly practice as a facilitator of expert conclaves and joint reports.

I have not practiced as an advocate since 2016 however I do occassionaly act as Counsel Assisting in technical Inquiries.

I have  a strong commitment to the speed and efficiency of determinative processes and have foccussed my skills on learning how to do that with parties. I regard understanding expert reports as fundamental to coming to grips with any technology dispute.

I have been in the construction industry for 45 years and a lawyer involved in building, engineering and technology disputes for 35 years.