This paper was originally presented at a legal symposium hosted by Atkin Chambers on 7 November 2016. Contractual interpretation is […]
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David has experience of both project phase advisory and pre-action work, as well as all other stages of the litigation, arbitration and adjudication processes. He is instructed either as junior counsel or as sole acting counsel. David has also worked on-site with clients around the world where extensive on-the-ground support has been required.
David is experienced in dealing with all major standard form building contracts (JCT, FIDIC, NEC3, ICE) and has appeared in numerous interim and final hearings. David has recently acted as junior counsel in international arbitration proceedings in the Middle East and as junior counsel in relation to £700m information technology arbitration proceedings. David is also an accredited adjudicator.
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David has experience of a number of cases involving issues of private international law. Recent examples include:
In addition to all major standard contract forms, David has experience of numerous bespoke contracts in the construction, shipping and energy industries.
Portsmouth City Council v. Ensign Highways Limited  EWHC 1969 (TCC)
Vivergo Fuels Limited v. Redhall Engineering Solutions Limited  EHWC 4030 (TCC)
Walter Lilly & Company Limited v. (1) Giles Mackay & (2) DMW Developments Limited  EWHC 1773 (TCC)
“Contractual Interpretation After Arnold v. Britton: What Does It All Mean?” ADR Digest, Issue 21, Autumn 2016
“Looking in the Right Direction? The Philosophy of NEC3” ADR Digest, Issue 19, Winter 2016
Contributing editor to ‘Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts’, 13th Edition (2015)
“Security of Payment and Adjudication in Hong Kong” ADR Digest, Issue 18, Spring 2015
“Defective Premises Law: Time for Remedial Works?” published by the Society of Construction Law, June 2011; (2012) 2 Construction Law Journal 131
David also gives talks and seminars at solicitors’ firms and to lay clients. He has recently given talks in Madrid, Doha and Dubai on subjects of concurrent delay, remoteness, liquidated damages, global claims and arbitration procedure. He has also given talks on topics including contractual and common law termination, adjudication enforcement, costs budgeting, design liability in construction contracts and legal professional privilege.