Curriculum Vitae 
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Academic and professional qualifications 
 
BA (Hons) (Law) University of Kent 1974 
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales 1976 
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1993 
Arbitrator Member, Society of Construction Arbitrators  
Member of the London Court of International Arbitration 
 
Member of Adjudicator Panels of: 
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 
Construction Industry Council Technology and Construction Solicitors Association Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 
Royal Institution of British Architects 
The Law Society 
CEDRSolve 
Irish Government Panel of Construction Adjudicators 
 
Professional Experience 
 
1974 – 1976 Cobbetts, Solicitors, Manchester 
Trainee Solicitor 
 
1976 – 1978 Clyde & Co, Solicitors, Guildford and London 
Assistant Solicitor  
 
1978 – 2000 Laytons, Solicitors, Bristol and London 
Assistant Solicitor, Associate and Partner  
 
2000 – 2010 Osborne Clarke, Solicitors, Bristol and London 
Partner 
 
2010 continuing Osborne Clarke, Solicitors, Bristol and London 
Consultant 
 
2011 continuing ArbDB 
The International Arbitration & Dispute Board Chambers 
 
 
Professional societies 
 
Society of Construction Law - National Chairman (1996–7) 
European Society of Construction Law 
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Chartered Arbitrator 
Society of Construction Arbitrators - Arbitrator Member, Committee Member and Past Hon Secretary 
London Court of International Arbitration 
Adjudication Society 
Arbrix 
 
 
Recent appointments as Arbitrator and similar include 
 
Sole arbitrator in dispute about commercial refrigeration unit used in agricultural production 
Sole arbitrator in property development dispute (value c £90million) 
Sole arbitrator, dispute about international distributorship agreement, footwear industry (parties in UK and Spain) 
Sole arbitrator (ICC appointment) in international shareholder dispute re professional football club (parties in UK and Japan). 
Sole Arbitrator in an Irish Civil Engineering dispute involving road construction 
Sole arbitrator (ICC appointment) in dispute relating to international distributorship agreement for medical equipment (parties in Belgium and Austria). 
Sole arbitrator in several construction and engineering disputes in UK 
Expert for expert determination proceedings involving IT software escrow account dispute between major Irish public authority and software provider 
Arbitrator in dispute re professional fees in international ship building dispute (parties in UK and Turkey) 
Chairman of FIDIC Dispute Adjudication Board, dam construction project, Sudan (parties Chinese Contractor and Sudanese Government) (2 references) 
Sole member ICC Dispute Board, photo-voltaic plant in France 
Expert (ICC appointment) to determine dispute re disputed termination of road construction contract in Nigeria (parties Nigerian contractor and Nigerian State Government) 
Arbitrator in dispute between local authority and care provider 
 
 
Recent appointments as Mediator have related to a wide range of disputes such as: 
 
Main Contractor v Employer: claim for extension of time and loss and expense re 3 social housing projects (claim value circa £500,000) 
Main Contractor v Local Authority Employer re costs of Japanese Knotweed clearance from major development site (claim value circa £9 million) 
Architect v Local Authority for professional fees (claim value circa £150,000) 
Employer v Contractor re defective building works in residential property (claim value circa £200,000) 
Contractor v Employer re final account for building work to residential premises (claim value circa £350,000) 
Owner of residential property v Building Surveyor re negligent survey (claim value circa £250,000) 
 
As Solicitor, a specialist in construction contract disputes since 1980. Head of Construction Law for Laytons and subsequently Osborne Clarke nationally. Extensive experience of construction litigation and arbitration in civil engineering and conventional building projects and related fields. 
 
Indicative reported UK cases include Birse Construction v St David (recognised as the leading case on disputes arising out of partnering relationships), Tesco v Costain (limitation issues in negligence) and Birse  
 
Construction v Eastern Telegraph (measure of damage in defects claims). Regularly acting for employers, contractors and subcontractors in a wide range of projects and disputes, including the collapse of a port complex, power plant construction, sports stadia and several underground railway and road tunnel projects (eg the Jubilee Line Extension, Docklands Light Railway and Channel Tunnel Rail Link). 
 
International cases include disputes relating to the refurbishment of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the construction of Dublin Port Tunnel, a highway project in Ghana, commercial and diplomatic buildings in Moscow, a residential development in Budapest, a sports stadium in Korea, an international hotel in the Ukraine, process plant projects in Fujeirah and South Africa and pipeline projects in Brazil and Saudi Arabia. 
 
National Chairman, Society of Construction Law, 1996 - 1998 
Author of Adjudication in Construction Contracts and Civil Engineering Claims (with Douglas Stephenson) (third edition) 
 
Regular contributor to publications such as Building and speaker on construction law and dispute resolution topics in UK and Europe. 
 
 
Construction Industry Disputes 
Other Commercial Disputes 
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