Adrian Batterby

Adrian is a dispute resolution lawyer with over 35 years' experience. Adrian was a Partner for 8 years in the Construction Law Division of one of Australia's largest law firms and subsequently Corporate Counsel for one of Australia's largest general insurers. Since 2002 Adrian has specialised in resolution of building disputes in the Supreme Court of NSW, in the Building Division of the Consumer Trader & Tenancy Tribunal and under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act. Adrian is also experienced in, and a great supporter of, alternative dispute resolution procedures.


  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney)[1973]
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney)[1976]
  • Accredited Specialist in Mediation, Law Society of NSW [1994-1995]
  • Qualified as an adjudicator (QLD) [2004]

 Professional memberships

  • Member of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Law Society of NSW [1990 -1996]
  • Alternate Director of LEADR [1990-1991]
  • Director of LEADR [ 1991-1993]
  • Member of the Specialist Accreditation Committee of the Law Society of NSW [1995-1997]


  • “Building Contracts” title (including 90 pages of text) in Court Forms, Precedents and Pleadings-NSW [1996]
  • Numerous papers and seminars on ADR including “ADR in the Construction Industry” in the Australasian Dispute Resolution Service [1995]

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