BEng LLB CEng FICE FIEI FCIArb FCInstCES MRICS
James has over 30 years’ experience working with major consultants and contractors throughout the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Middle East. He has extremely strong practical and theoretical knowledge on all the standard forms of building contracts used in the UK and Ireland and has provided advice to central governments, local governments and contracting organisations on contractual and disputed issues. He regularly represents parties in ADR forums, including adjudication, conciliation, mediation and arbitration.
James is experienced in all aspects of dispute resolution and large-scale project management. Always commercially minded, he has a reputation of grasping the key issues quickly and thoroughly and an ability to explain them to decision makers and clients alike.
He is a practising adjudicator: a member of a number of appointing body panels including the Institution of Civil Engineers, TeCSA and the ministerial panel in Ireland.
James’ experience includes acting as an Expert Witness in arbitration and litigation. He has acted as an expert on programming and commercial matters in litigation and arbitration.
James is an active member of a range of organisations including the ICE, the Society of Construction Law, the Adjudication Society, the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, the NEC users group and also serves as Chair of the ICE DRP committee.
James is also a training tutor on the NEC forms of contract for the Institution of Civil Engineers.
*Holds the degree of barrister but does not hold a practising certificate from, and is not fully regulated by, the Bar Standards Board and cannot appear as a barrister in court. The BSB can consider a complaint but cannot require a payment of compensation.