Chartered Engineer & Chartered Arbitrator
BA BAI LLB(Hons) CEng Dipl.Arb FCIArb MIEI MICE FConsEI
Gold Coast Road
Member type: Arbitrator
Expertise: CIArb Accredited Mediator, CIArb Accredited Adjudicator (Ireland), FIDIC Accredited International Trainer, Member of FIDIC President's List of Approved Adjudicators. Thirty years experience in the construction industry, specialising in contractual/legal aspects of construction projects since 1995. Independent professional consultant since 2004:- – acting as Arbitrator, Conciliator, Adjudicator, Dispute Board Member and Mediator in numerous cases of construction and commercial disputes – advising clients from different engineering, legal and cultural backgrounds on construction contracts, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution – training in contracts and dispute resolution. Strong interpersonal skills and extensive experience in dealing positively with individuals from different cultural backgrounds and from both legal and engineering backgrounds. An aptitude for getting to the heart of a problem in order to give practical and constructive input on contractual matters and complex legal issues. Skilled in writing concise and articulate reports, decisions, recommendations, determinations and awards. Specific expertise in the Fédération International des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) forms of contract, and UK & Irish standard forms of construction contracts. Member of the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators. On the panels of Arbitrators, Conciliator and Adjudicators held by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Engineers Ireland. On the panel of Mediators held by CIArb. Very frequent speaker at FIDIC international conferences around the world, at FIDIC/International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) conferences, and at training workshops and seminars run by Engineers Ireland, the Adjudication Society, and CIArb. FIDIC International Accredited Trainer and experienced trainer in Irish construction contracts. 2018 – present: Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR 2015 – present: Chair of the Dispute Resolution Board of Engineers Ireland 2012 – present: Committee Member of the FIDIC Contracts Committee and Principal Drafter of the FIDIC forms of contract 2017 2015 – 2017: Chair of the FIDIC task group for updated Dispute Adjudication Board rules 2011 – present: Chair of the FIDIC task group for a new Subcontract for Design-Build contracts. 2009 – 2015: Committee Member of the Dispute Resolution Board of Engineers Ireland. 2014 – 2015: Leader of the FIDIC working group for the revised ICC Dispute Board Rules. 2007 – 2011: Member of the FIDIC task group for the FIDIC Construction Subcontract 2011.
Languages: English - full fluency. German - elementary