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14th Feb 2019
He has extensive experience in arbitration both domestically and internationally. He is regularly involved in arbitrations in foreign jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Middle East, and in long running London arbitrations between non UK parties.
He is familiar with all forms of dispute resolution, including mediations (he is an accredited mediator) and expert determinations. He regularly acts in construction adjudications, both before adjudicators and in enforcement and other court proceedings. His practice has included numerous and frequent adjudications since the statute requiring adjudication first came into force.
Robert is recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession as a leading junior in the field of construction.
He is one of the general editors of the 12th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts.
Robert has conducted many complex, long running or high value international commercial disputes for clients in the UK and all over the world, including in Asia and the Middle East. Cases include:
He has broad experience acting for a wide range of clients in disputes arising out of the design and construction of a variety off shore installations all over the world. Examples include acting for:
Robert’s construction practice requires detailed knowledge of the law relating to professional liability and he regularly acts in cases in the High Court and in arbitration where all issues are essentially issues of professional negligence. In addition to many of the cases mentioned above he acted in the following cases where professional negligence and related areas of the law formed the subject matter of the main claims:
In addition to the specialist areas above Robert is regularly instructed on other commercial disputes (often international arbitrations). He also has a well established practice advising and acting for both contractors and public authorities in the area of public procurement. Examples of his work in these areas include: