Russell Thirgood is a chartered arbitrator, expert determiner, mediator and dispute board practitioner based in Brisbane, with an office in London and Washington DC. He is a member of Arbitra International having previously spent 23 years at McCullough Robertson Lawyers where he was a senior construction law partner and head of arbitration.
As arbitrator, he takes a modern and robust approach throughout the arbitration process. He is responsive to the needs of parties and their counsel to ensure that the proceedings are conducted swiftly, efficiently and effectively. He is considered, collaborative and concise.
Russell is experienced in resolving complex and high value construction and infrastructure, energy and natural resources and commercial disputes. He has conducted cases throughout Australia, Asia, US, UK, Middle East, Africa and Europe under some of the key international and domestic institutional arbitral rules.
Russell is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and Fellow of Resolution Institute.
He is the Current Chair of Resolution Institute, and has recently been named as 2021 Best Lawyers – International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year: Brisbane.