Neil Boothroyd

Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Mediator

Gateley Vinden


Neil specialises in construction conflict avoidance, dispute management and dispute resolution. 

With over 20 years of contracting experience in the construction industry, acting as a commercial leader and managing projects up to £265m, Neil applies his wealth of practical construction and commercial experience to acting as a construction Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Expert Determiner, and Expert Witness. 

Neil sits on a number of the major professional panels including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Construction Industry Council and UK Adjudicators.

How do you help clients?

I help those involved in construction projects at all levels to avoid and resolve disputes.  

In my role as an independent Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Expert Determiner, I provide binding decisions on disputed matters, and as a Mediator I facilitate binding resolutions to be reached by agreement between the parties in dispute.  As a dispute board member or conflict avoidance panel member I use my industry experience to identify early warning signs of potential issues and provide the necessary input to avoid or resolve disputes.

I help clients to identify potential conflicts before they arise and to manage projects in a manner that avoids disputes arising. As an Expert Witness and Chartered Quantity Surveyor, I assist clients to clearly identify sums that may be due upstream and downstream in a supply chain. I have considerable experience of project reporting processes and requirements and help clients to review and critically assess the performance of a project and its likely financial outcome.


  1. Acting as adjudicator – Framework contract payment dispute for £450k.
  2. Acting as Arbitrator – Property dispute for poor workmanship.
  3. Acting as Mediator – Tenancy and dilapidations dispute, resolved on the day.
  4. Acting as Expert Witness – Cross examined by counsel in county court.
  5. Party Representative for Responding Party in adjudication for interim valuation of drylining and ceilings account, £1.8m.