Andrew specialises in construction and engineering dispute resolution.

He advises on a wide range of disputes including:

  • Transport and rail infrastructure projects
  • Major chemical and petrochemical processing plants
  • Off-shore and energy projects
  • School, hospital and defence public sector projects
  • Utilities
  • Housing Association schemes
  • A variety of commercial developments.

Andrew regularly advises on professional negligence issues, on the major standard form contract suites including NEC3, JCT, FIDIC and IChemE, as well as PFI/PPP contracts and bespoke terms. He has a particular interest in insolvency related matters having acted in liquidations, bankruptcies and administrations.

Typically, his work involves litigation in the UK Technology and Construction Court, arbitration (international and domestic), expert determination and adjudication. He also has experience of the enforcement and challenge of adjudicators’ awards. He also advises on strategic dispute avoidance, as well as representing parties in mediation.

    Experience

    Examples of experience include advising:

    • Train Operating Company in adjudication on a complex final account dispute where the amount in dispute exceeded £11 million
    • A Danish client concerning a dispute at a pharmaceutical plant, Kalundborg, Denmark
    • A major design and build contractor at a trial in the Technology and Construction Court concerning a geotechnical engineering professional negligence and significant quantum dispute relating to rail infrastructure works. Carillion JM Ltd v Phi Group Ltd [2011] EWHC 1379 (TCC)
    • An international chemicals business in Technology and Construction Court and Court of Appeal in proceedings over the termination of an EPC contract for a petrochemical processing plant. The dispute included significant engineering, delay and quantum issues. Sabic UK Petrochemicals Ltd v Punj Lloyd Ltd [2013] EWHC 2916 (TCC)
    • An adjudication claim for loss and expense arising from delay and disruption on a Defence project across various sites.

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