Chartered arbitrator and chartered quantity surveyor with 40 years experience of building and civil engineering contracts.
More than 200 personal appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator, independent expert and mediator.
Visiting lecturer and examiner in arbitration for MSc Course in Construction Law at Leeds Metropolitan University; tutor on adjudication, School of Law, University of Salford.
Quantity surveying background in private practice, local authority and contracting.
In-depth knowledge of JCT suite of contracts, ICC (formerly ICE), FIDIC, GC/Works/1, I.Chem.E., NEC and related standard forms of sub-contract or works contract.
Types of work include public sector buildings and offices; defence establishments; scientific research establishments; housing schemes (public and private sectors
- low-rise, medium rise and high-rise); industrial and commercial schemes including offices, factories and warehousing; retail and leisure schemes including shops, hotels and sports arenas; mechanical and electrical services installations; road and sewer works, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants.
Contract values to and in excess of £100 million.
Disputes concerning value of work carried out, variations, direct loss and expense, claims for damages, compensation events, extensions of time, interpretation of contract provisions, defective work, determination of contract, set-off.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Arbitrator Panels: CIArb, RICS, RICS MENEA, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC
Adjudicator Panels: AICA, CIArb, RICS, CEDR, CIC
Past Chairman, NW Branch CIArb
Past Member of Council, CIArb
Past Chairman, Southern Branch, CIArb
Former Head of Turner Chambers
Member of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, ARBRIX, Adjudication Society, Society of Construction Law
Member of RICS working party drafting new revision of Practice Statement for Chartered Surveyors Acting as Arbitrator