Specialists in Commercial Dispute
Avoidance & Dispute Resolution

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Summary of experience

Experience includes involvement in one capacity or another in connection with actual or potential disputes arising out of the following projects. The list is not exhaustive.

Construction cases have included a hotel project in the Gambia; the construction of Fantasy Land in Paris*; a substantial glass walling contract in London; a lift installation contract in Hong Kong; prefabricated housing in Saudi Arabia; the Mercury Court office development in Liverpool; the Westminster and Chelsea Hospital building; local authority housing rehabilitation schemes; a major building dispute in HK re the construction of a tertiary education campus; well drilling for the Great Man-Made River in Libya*; a hospital in Tobago; hotel cases in the Caribbean; copyright issues concerning architects' designs; a multi million dollar housing dispute in the Caribbean; a major tunnelling project in the Far East.

Engineering Work has included, a gypsum plant in Jordan*; the mechanical and electrical contract for the King Saud University*; a steel mill in Egypt; a major gas storage and pumping station in Poland*; an LPG plant in Malaysia; underground storage of LPG in Australia; a dispute about a cat cracker (refinery  equipment) in Australia; a mining collapse dispute; an undersea cable dispute (North Sea)*; a barge mounted generating plant in Bangladesh; a shipping dispute in India; an industrial boiler and water treatment installation plant in England; a major offshore fabrication dispute in the gulf; Connah's Quay and other combined cycle gas turbine power stations; a coastal defence project;  the British Library mechanical and engineering contract;  the conversion contract for the Solitaire - the world's largest dynamically positioned pipelaying vessel; a pipeline contract in Turkey; a pipeline contract in the Gulf; sea protection works in the UK; a road contract in Africa*; foundation disputes in Hong Kong and in Continental Europe*.

Commercial work has included a taxi franchise in the High Court; a bus contract in Turkey*; a share dealing dispute in HK; a commission dispute arising out of Westland v Saudi Arabia (a major case in the 90s); a follow on dispute to the CME television rights dispute; aircraft servicing and leasing disputes in Africa - one involving serious corruption issues; cases arising out of privatisations in the Czech Republic*..

Work at the UNCC involved five years of intensive dispute resolution on a paper only basis utilising a locally based legal team. 196 construction claims were addressed. The total value of the claims exceeded $3 billion.

*Cases subject to a civil law jurisdiction. All other cases listed were common law cases, save for one which was ex aequo et bono.