I am a Partner in the Construction and Engineering team based in Exeter. I joined in May 2024. I was Articled at Macfarlanes and joined Wragge&Co (now GowlingWLG) on qualification in 1986.

I am experienced in all forms of dispute resolution on all types of construction and engineering contracts.

I have been an Adjudicator on TeCSA’s panel for over 20 years and regularly act as an Adjudicator which helps my clients when presenting their cases.

I  have represented parties in some of the leading cases in construction law  I acted for the successful claimant in Harmon CFEM v House of Commons (the leading procurement case), for Morrison Construction in the first Adjudication enforcement case (Macob), for the JV of contractors building the M6 Toll Road in a series of Adjudications, three TCC cases and one Court of Appeal (a leading case on Equivalent Project Relief in a PFI contract), Hyder on adjudication enforcement versus Carillion (leading authority on what constitutes a decision) and Interserve v Safeway (no greater liability in collateral warranties).

Other notable projects I have acted on include New Sadlers Wells Theatre, Spinnaker Tower, and the Olympic Stadium in London.

I have been ranked in Band 1 for Construction in the Midlands in Chambers for over 20 years and am in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for the West Midlands. Chambers quotes include ” intellectually second to none” and “he demonstrates strong experience and a great client manner”.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, The Society of Construction Law,  and TeCSA

A keen follower of most sports, Bruce Springsteen and jumps horse racing. I am a member of the MCC, Vincents Club and Thurlestone Golf Club.

Recent experience

Acting for a county council in a dispute relating to a Waste to Energy plant which involved a stay of Court proceedings to Arbitration and an Arbitration concerning whether Take Over was properly certified

Acting for the owners of a shopping centre in a long running dispute with its contractor and settlement in respect of the remedying of defects in a car park and the attendant claims from Tenants

Acting for a cable company installing fibre optic cables for a telecoms company in two ” smash and grab adjudications and a true value adjudication involving claims of several millions

Acting for a Pension Fund owner of hotel and residential accommodation in Euston in a TCC case against a contractor and Architect in respect of defects in the cladding following Grenfell

Acting for a developer of an Amazon warehouse in respect of claims relating to delays to completion and compliance with Fire Officer requirements