|Personal Details||Irish national; married, 4 children|
MSc, Construction Law & Arbitration, King’s College, London
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CEDR Panel Mediator and member of CEDR Ireland Mediator Group and CEDR Ireland panel of Arbitrators; member of CIArb panel of Mediators; member of Resolex Construction Mediation Panel “Resolex CCMG”; member of Musicians’ Union DRS Mediation Panel.
Accredited Adjudicator and member of RICS, TeCSA, CIArb, CEDR and CPA panels of Construction Adjudicators, and of the RICS Panel of JCT Home Owner/Occupier Contract Adjudicators.
|Qualifications and Past Experience||
Over 40 years’ varied experience in construction, and over 25 years’ specialised experience in construction dispute resolution related consultancy.
1974 – 1989: Quantity Surveyor in private practice from Trainee to Associate with G.D. Walford and Partners, Chartered Quantity Surveyors (with seven months in 1983 at EC Harris & Partners).
1989 – 1991: Director of Ergon Design Group Ltd., an architectural and property development consultancy.
1991 – 2007: Initially Consultant, in August 1995 Director, and from July 2003 to August 2007 Managing Director, Northcrofts Management Services Limited, a practice specialising in analysis of construction claims and disputes and advice on construction contracts.
2007 – 2012: Partner/Director in Legal Support Group, Davis Langdon LLP, since October 2010 an AECOM Company.
|Current Occupation||2012 – present: Director of Time | Quantum Expert Forensics Ltd. (“TQEF”).|
|Expertise||Expert, Adjudicator, Mediator and Arbitrator and established “name” amongst construction dispute resolution specialists|
|Current Matters||Appointments as expert witness in international arbitrations in Brazil, USA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East countries and Europe on infrastructure, energy and construction projects.|
“Claims for Extensions of Time and Compensation under the FIDIC Red Book: Civil Law and Common Law Approaches Compared”, Paper D162, Society of Construction Law, November 2013 – joint paper with Dr Wolfgang Breyer, Breyer Rechtsanwälte, Stuttgart, and also (2014) Const L.J. 30.
“Experts: When They Should Be Brought in and How They Can Best Save Time and Cost”, (2013) 79 Arbitration 80.
“Arbitration of Disputes in UK Construction Projects: What is Left After Adjudication?” (2012) Const L.J. 8.
“Evaluating Disruption Costs on Major Construction Projects”, Paper D125, Society of Construction Law, July 2011.
Vice-Chairman, Anglo-German Construction Law Platform and International Construction Law Association.
Frequent seminars and lectures at various conferences, including King’s College 25th Anniversary conference, TECBAR conference, SCL, RICS and CIArb branch events, client in-house events and webinars for Butterworths and their clients