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