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Over 100 projects to draw from

Contract Dispute Avoidance

There is an enhanced chance of coming out on the right side of a dispute if the contract that you rely on has been suitably drafted: and you had a hand in the drafting!

Delay and Quantum

Delays are common in construction. There is a cost attached. Know what the cost is and how to recover it.

Contract Law

I am not a lawyer. There is a time for that. Many issues are simple contract law with commercial issues at the heart

Quantity Surveying

Traditional quantity surveying techniques add value to most construction projects. Yours too!


“It is still what you know, just ask!”

No rocket science going on, construction help requires experience in the industry : and that takes time – 20 years minimum.



– 1982, Construction Contracting Commences!

Work life starts. As a trainee QS in the early eighties the harsh reality that construction firms work for low margins (or no margins) hits home. Margins need protecting.

– 1991, 9 years experience in Construction Contracting

Sector margins are different! Experience is the lifeblood that makes advice a valuable commodity.

– 1994, In Asia to build an international airport!

Contract and commercial matters on a USD 1 billion international airport for Macau. Yet only 1/12th the price paid for Chek Lap Kok in Hong Kong!

– 2000, In Africa procuring works packages for the Luanda Government’s new 22 storey office building in Angola

As part of a large Portuguese and South African JV I worked out the procurement process to fit the budgetary constraints even inviting Korean suppliers to help come in with innovative solutions improving life-cycle costings.

– 2006, UK with a top 10 contractor and services provider working with government agencies

Champion of commercial best practice for Defence Estates demonstrating to the MOD the achievement of value for money on its build programme in the South East of England. Prime Contracting advisor and facilitation of the tendering process (Maximum Price Target Cost).

– 2008, Netherlands to join the renewable energy giants and advise in the contracting solutions

Netherlands: writing contracts for Solar & Wind Energy Energy Projects. Drafting Exclusivity Agreements for projects in Czech Republic. Sale and Purchase Agreements for the transfer of pre-construction solar projects. Supply Contract for the construction of a 3MW Solar Farm in Belgium. Reviewing Crossover and Proximity Agreements for affected assets in Belgian waters (Belwind 55No. 3MW turbines).

– 2010, Back in the Midlands advising on all contractual matters that are important to a medium sized player in the automation solutions industry working with FTSE 100 blue chip customers

UK Materials Automation and ‘sweeper’ for all things contractual in the projects area of the business. Contract Renewals oversight for 100’s of maintenance support service contracts. Training Sales Team / Project Managers on contract / legal issues surrounding bid submissions.

– 2015, Claims and dispute work for one of the world leaders in construction dispute services

Middle East claims work with focus on quantum calculations and delay narratives to support world class contractors received their contractual entitlement on major time overruns and cost escalations. Full correspondence review to protect American turnkey provider of electronic installations. Claim documentation preparation for state owned Chinese Civil Engineering Contractor building 1,280 dwellings for Saudi customer.

– 2016, Gas Powered Turbines producing electricity for the Nigerian State of Edo with Siemens and Julius Berger PLC

Africa, contracts manager tasked with Joint Venture oversight for the largest civil engineering contractor in Nigeria that had teamed up with the leading German global engineering and technology services company to build an USD 800 million Gas Fired Turbine Power Station.

– 2017/18, Commercial negotiation and advice on 40+ contracts for a leading electrical player based in Ashby de la Zouch

– 2017-21, Part of Owner’s Representative Team on £160m residential builds in Birmingham

– 2019/21, Employer’s Advisor on a £1.5m Student Accommodation project in Coventry including adjudication

– 2020, Pricing bills of quantities for a civil engineering sub-contractor – residential scheme in Wolverhampton

– 2020, Defence of main contractor in a dispute with the Employer concerning the value of works carried out – Coventry

– 2020-21, Margin protection and contractual interventions for specialist sub-contractor on a complex £1.6m cladding project – new residential centre and school in Rugby

– 2021, Quantum advice in residential building dispute for a small private building contractor – Birmingham

– 2022, Contract and commercial services on multiple projects in cladding sector for specialist sub-contractor as part of Building Safety Fund remediation works – Leicestershire

– 2023, Negotiation of dozens of works contracts for sub-contractors operating in the supply and installation of major pre-cast elements and cladding remediation works – Nationwide

Ongoing strategic commercial policing of sub-contracts to help assure success.


Delayed Projects
EOT Claim & Disruption Costs
Delay Analysis
Drafting Contracts
Insurance & Bonding Reviews
Quantity Surveying

  • How we can help you?

    Extension of time narratives to prove your entitlement

  • How we can help you?

    Delay Analysis at a price you can justify

  • How we can help you?

    Documentation reviews to ensure you are on the right track

  • How we can help you?

    Variations managed to ensure the full impact is recovered


  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS).
  • Studied at (then) Birmingham Polytechnic for a first degree followed by a year attached to Loughborough and Coventry Universities for a second degree in European Construction Engineering.
  • Majored on the acquisition thinking of the top five UK civil engineering contractors and published “UK contractors’ acquisitions strategy for Central and Eastern Europe (Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Volume 7 Number 3, September 2000 – Blackwell Science).
  • A strong pedigree in UK contracting in the late 80’s and early 90’s has been complimented with work placements in the UK’s top professional practices.
  • Over 10 years exposure to international markets and co-operation with the world’s leading contractors and clients of the built environment.
  • Core skill set is founded on British quantity surveying basics but for the last 15 years or so focus has shifted to a full understanding of the many contractual mechanisms together with forensic research of project matters to understand where an entitlement might exist in order to provide solutions for recovery.
  • Wide sector experiences covering International Airports, Power Plants, High Rise offices, Solar & Wind Energy, Materials Handling Automation, Electrical and Electronic Installations, Clean Room Construction, Large Scale Residential Housing (new build and refurbishment).
  • Married and living in the Midlands.



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