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Regarded as a leading textbook on all aspects of the law relating to infrastructure and building projects, the 14th edition […]
22nd Jan 2020
Darryl Royce advises upon, and acts for parties involved in, construction projects, including regular appearances before the Technology and Construction Court, lay arbitrators and mediators. He specialises in work in the construction, engineering and infrastructure, energy, natural resources and utilities, and shipbuilding fields and deals with related professional negligence matters.
Darryl has experience as an arbitrator and as a mediator and he is also qualified to undertake Public Access work. He also frequently advises parties involved in the adjudication process. In addition, he sits on the Western Circuit, is a member of TECBAR (the Technology and Construction Bar Association) and is a founder member of the SCL (Society for Construction Law).
Darryl is the author of ‘Adjudication in Construction Law’ (Informa Law from Routledge) which brings together all the relevant material on the process of adjudication in construction. He is also a contributing editor to the publication ‘Costs Law: A practitioner’s Guide’ (ARK Group), ‘The Legal Obligations of the Architect’ (OUP: Oxford University Press) and ‘Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts’ 14th edition (Sweet & Maxwell).
Darryl is instructed in small, medium and large building cases concerning defects and loss and expense claims. Forms of contract dealt with include most JCT forms. Examples of his work include:
Darryl is instructed in civil engineering cases concerning defects, unforeseen physical circumstances (Clause 12) and extra costs claims. Forms of contract dealt with include ICE. and NEC forms. Examples of matters involved include:
Darryl acts on a variety of professional negligence cases and has experience of matters concerning architects, engineers, solicitors and surveyors. Example of work, include:
Darryl acts in cases concerning defects and extra costs claims. Example of work include:
Preparing technical case on defects in refinery in North America with assistance of experts. Advising on potential claims arising out of commissioning dispute.
Qualified mediator with experience.
Midland Expressway Ltd. v. Carillion Construction Ltd. (No.3)  B.L.R.325; (2006) 107 Con. L.R. 205 (restraint of adjudication).
Midland Expressway Ltd. v. Carillion Construction Ltd.  107 Con. L.R. 235, CA (meaning of ‘provisional sums’).
Midland Expressway Ltd. v. Carillion Construction Ltd.  106 Con. L.R. 49 (various claims on M6 toll road contract).
Midland Expressway Ltd. v. Carillion Construction Ltd. (No.2)  106 Con. L.R. 154 (withdrawal of adjudication claim).
Holding & Management (Solitaire) Ltd. v. Ideal Homes North West Ltd.  96 Con. L.R. 114 (whether implied terms in lease re quality of materials, workmanship and fitness for habitation).
Cantrell v. Wright & Fuller Ltd.  91 Con. L.R. 97 (procedure leading to issue of valid final certificate under JCT form).
Fastrack Contractors Ltd. v. Morrison Construction Ltd.  B.L.R. 168;  75 Con.L.R.33.
Grovedeck Ltd. v. Capital Demolition Ltd.  B.L.R.181.
Author, Adjudication in Construction Law. Informa Law from Routledge 2015
Contributor, Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts 12th & 14th Ed
Atkin’s Court Forms, Titles: Building Contracts 1981, 1990, 1994 & 1997; Construction Contracts 2002, 2006; Construction Courts 1998; Technology and Construction Court 2001, 2005
Contributor, The Legal Obligations of the Architect (editor: A. Burns) 1994
Editor, Technology & Construction Law Reports
Inn of Court School of Law
BA History, University of Bristol
Darryl is a member of the Western Circuit, TECBAR and was a founding member of the SCL.
“A lovely guy and a real expert on adjudications”
Construction, The Legal 500
“He has experience as an arbitrator and a mediator”
Construction, The Legal 500