Neil is a CEDR accredited mediator, qualified adjudicator, arbitrator, expert determiner, Dispute Board Member and expert witness. He regularly receives appointments to act as an impartial dispute resolver. Neil currently receives appointments from a number of nominating bodies including the LCIA, RICS, CIArb, CIC, CEDR and UKAdjudicators.co.uk.
Neil is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over twenty years’ experience working within top tier UK and international contractors in commercial leadership and management roles. Neil’s project experience includes a wide range of large frameworks, major projects and partnering projects for both blue chip private sector and public sector clients. He has setup, managed and led major projects with values in excess of £250m. With a strong practical knowledge and appreciation of business requirements, Neil is aware how these are translated into project, financial and commercial management activities. This enables him to continuously improve the commercial services being provided to his Clients.
Neil is familiar with a range of standard form and bespoke contract arrangements, including FIDIC, JCT and NEC, and is able to advise on amendments, structure and coordination of contracts to enhance project delivery as well as appropriate approaches to managing conflicts as they arise. Neil has a broad experience of working with cost-reimbursable and open book contracting arrangements, setting up project accounting structures and cost management procedures. Neil is able to draw on his professional contracting experience to quickly understand the technical nature and context of a construction dispute and to focus on the relevant issues. Each dispute resolver role Neil undertakes requires a tailored application of his leadership and management skills to facilitate the most appropriate process and gain the engagement of the parties. Neil is adaptable and proficient in all roles as a dispute resolver and is keen to provide clarity at each stage.
Qualifications, memberships & professional courses: Professional Affiliations:
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, FCIArb – Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors , FRICS – Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, MCInstCES – Associate of the Chartered Institute of Building – CEDR accredited Mediator – Institute of Civil Engineers, Accredited NEC Project Manager – PGDL Law, BPP 2022 – RICS Certificate in Expert Determination, March 2022 – RICS Diploma in Adjudication in the Construction Industry, DipAdj 2018 Awarded by the Royal Society for Public Health & RICS – RICS Civil Commercial Facilitative and Evaluative Mediator, ACRE Mediator training July 2017 – MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (Merit) – 2016 Postgraduate Master of Science Degree – Construction Law & Dispute Resolution; Kings College London. Passed the additional and optional ‘Arbitral Award Writing Examination’ – BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying (1998), Nottingham Trent University – Panel Arbitrator for the London Court of International Arbitration – Panel Adjudicator on the RICS President’s Panel for Construction Adjudicators and Low Value Adjudication – Panel Arbitrator on the CIArb Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS) – Panel Adjudicator on the CIArb President’s panel for Construction Adjudicators – Construction Industry Council (CIC) Panel Adjudicator and Mediator – UKAdjudicators.co.uk, panel construction adjudicator – CEDR Accredited Mediator, Consumer Panel Adjudicator (Aviation, CCHBAS, RICS) & Arbitrator (CIGA) – CMC registered Mediator – Association of Northern Mediators, Panel Mediator – Chair, North East Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Member of the Society of Construction Law – Member of the Adjudication Society – Member of King’s College Construction Law Association – Member of the Arbitration Club, King’s College.