Over 40 years of solid experience in the field of Development & Project Management, Cost Management, Contract Administration, Claims Consultancy, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration using all internationally recognised forms of contract. Twenty-two of those years have been spent in the Middle East (7yrs in Oman, 15 in the UAE). During this time many assignments have been undertaken throughout the region as well as India and Africa.
Extensive experience of Contracts Management work both in a civil and infrastructure environment. Pre and Post Contracts experience (the drafting of contracts, tender documentation, contract formulation, negotiating terms of conditions of contract).
Successfully pursued and defended multiple multimillion dollar claims. Solid experience of tender process, variations to contracts, extension of time, variations and risk, RFPs, evaluation of tender submissions and awarding contracts, contracts administration, drafting of contracts etc.
Practising Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert Witness and dispute resolution expert.
ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 40 years experience, the vast majority of which has been spent in Consultancy, I have practiced in the Middle East Region for the past 20 years. I have acted on behalf of many clients over the years resolving contractual and commercial disputes in both informal and formal dispute resolution environments. In the last few years I have acted as sole arbitrator on three separate occasions in disputes involving Main Contractor/Sub Contractor, Architect/Client and multi unit property purchase. I have also served as a member of three-man tribunals. I have acted as expert witness (Quantum) on a number of construction industry disputes which have been the subject of arbitration proceedings. I have extensive knowledge of all of the main forms of contract commonly used in the Region and have a good understanding and appreciation of the many cultural issues which can impact the dispute resolution process.
Awards, Honors & Memberships
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
Registered with Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
Registered with The Mediation Centre Dubai
Registered with Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)
Registered with Scottish Arbitration Centre
Member of ArbDB Chambers (London)