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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
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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 has recently spent time working with a firm in Singapore and has acted in disputes in the Philippines, Taiwan and Korea.
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, as well as project phase advisory and pre-action work. David has recently appeared successfully as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal and is currently acting as sole counsel in multiple international arbitration proceedings in the Middle East with hearings in 2018, 2019 and 2020. 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:
Advising on the construction of a supply agreement relation to charges incurred under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Bennett (Construction) Ltd v. CIMC MBS Ltd (formerly Verbus Systems Ltd)  EWCA Civ 1515
Clancy Docwra Ltd v. E.ON Energy Solutions Ltd  EWHC 3509 (TCC)
Portsmouth City Council v. Ensign Highways Ltd  EWHC 1969 (TCC)
Vivergo Fuels Ltd v. Redhall Engineering Solutions Ltd  EHWC 4030 (TCC)
Walter Lilly & Company Ltd v. (1) Giles Mackay & (2) DMW Developments Ltd  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 edits a regular column in Building magazine with Sir Robert Akenhead, former Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court.
David also gives talks and seminars at solicitors’ firms and to lay clients. He has recently given talks in Madrid, Seoul, Singapore and Dubai on subjects of contractual interpretation, 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.