Adjudication & Arbitration

Registered adjudicator and panel member with experience of both domestic and international arbitration.

Registered Adjudicator for construction and engineering cases. Panel member of both TeCSA and CIC panels. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Adjudication

  • I am accredited with the Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association on the panels of both TeCSA and of the Construction Industry Council. I practise typically in areas of contract interpretation, professional negligence, defects, delay and extension, repudiation, withholding, breach of duty.
  • My approach is based on fairness, accurate analysis, courtesy, speed and value for money.
  • Recent cases have included claim for wrongful deduction by a subcontractor on works to Lords’ Cricket Ground; wrongful withholding alleged on major international subsea cabling works; wrongful withholding and counter-claimed breach of contractual performance in respect of a large framework contract for specialised building works

Arbitration

As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators I have acted as Arbitrator on a number of matters, including:

  • Very complex valuation and defects dispute on a large private dwelling, directions to plead in Scott Schedule format, backed up by escorted site inspection rendered the case manageable with a minimum of oral evidence, using the procedural powers of the Arbitration Act, 1996.
  • Dispute between Bulgarian hotel operator, Panamanian business partner and UK package holiday company.
  • Final account dispute involving contested valuation and defects counterclaim on the conversion of a stately home into a luxury resort hotel, parties requested a non-binding “Conciliation” approach, successfully resolved.

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