Board Members

Prof. David Mosey, PhD London, UK

Education University of Wales (LLB), King’s College London (PhD)
Qualifications and Past Experience Professor David Mosey PhD is Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at the Dickson Poon School of Law. He joined the Centre in May 2013 after spending 33 years as a specialist construction lawyer, including over 20 years as Head of Projects and Construction at solicitors Trowers & Hamlins LLP where he headed a national team of over 30 lawyers. During his career in private practice Professor Mosey advised on a wide variety of construction and engineering projects in the UK and internationally, with a particular focus on improving procurement and contractual techniques for project delivery.
Professor Mosey started his career as a legal adviser seconded to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain from 1980 to 1984, serving firstly in the Ministry of Housing and then in the Ministry of Finance and National Economy. He spent a further period in the Arabian Gulf from 1998 to 1991 as resident partner of the Trowers & Hamlins office in the Sultanate of Oman. During that period he was also honorary legal adviser to H.M. British Ambassador and Chairman of the British Scholarships for Oman charity.
Professor Mosey authored and pioneered the innovative PPC2000 suite of partnering contracts, based on work with the Construction Industry Council and Association of Consultant Architects. Its success led to his team at Trowers & Hamlins winning the Legal Business "Construction Team of the Year" award in 2001 and to him winning the Constructing Excellence "Achiever of the Year" award in 2009.
In 2005 Professor Mosey was appointed joint head of the UK Government's National Change Agent initiative, established to achieve savings and improvements in the procurement of social housing. An initial four year term was extended to 2011, by which time the initiative had helped to secure savings in excess of 14% on a £1.8 billion programme and had supported over 500 apprenticeships.
In 2011 Professor Mosey was principal author of the CITB "Client-Based Approach" to improving employment and skills outputs in the construction industry.
In 2012 Professor Mosey was invited to join the Cabinet Office/Infrastructure UK Trial Project Trial Project Delivery Group, as “Lead Mentor” in order to trial new procurement models for early contractor involvement, collaborative working and BIM
Current Occupation Professor, Director of the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution King’s College London
Expertise Procurement, alliancing and frameworks, contract formation, team integration, joint risk management, dispute avoidance, integrated asset management, BIM
Current Matters Appointed as Critical Friend on several major UK Government procurements
Selected Publications July 2014; Sir Vince Cable launched guidance based on the Trial Projects results , which can be downloaded at
July 2016: “Enabling BIM Through Procurement and Contracts” which follows two years’ work with Society of Construction Law grant funding and which can be downloaded at
June 2016: the “FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract”, after a year of industry consultation and published by the Association of Consultant Architects . FAC-1 fulfils the role of a multi-party framework and agreement and /or BIM protocol and acts as the “glue” between two party consultant appointments and building contracts in any jurisdiction. We are monitoring early trials and already have requests for licences to adapt the form in four other jurisdictions .Further information is available at the ACA/King’s website
Academic Activities see above
My ICLA-Philosophy Dispute avoidance and the successful procurement and delivery of projects and programmes of work can be achieved in any jurisdiction. They depend on careful planning, timing and integration of the roles of the client, the consultants, the main contractor and key sub-contractors and manufacturers, plus clearer links to the operator, maintainer and user of each project . The key to these achievements is a bolder approach to the use of contracts and technology.