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RAINE SELLES

Managing Director CMC Asia Pacific Australia and New Zealand

Memberships and Associations
MSc Construction Law & Arb.
LLB(Hons)
FFAVE(Master)
AAMINZ
MCIArb
FQSi Assoc.
RICS.

To Enquire please contact president@afave.org.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Adjudicator, Mediator, ADR Consultant, Negotiator, Expert Witness
  • Expert Witness on several arbitration and TCC cases
  • 25 years’ experience within the construction industry in both project/commercial management and dispute resolution.
  • She has lectured nationally and internationally on most Forms of Contract including NEC, FIDIC and NZS3910.
  • Produce, deliver and train commercial staff in commercial procedures on major projects

SUMMARY

Raine is regularly engaged on complex issues related to delay and quantum and  has acted as Expert Witness on several arbitration and TCC cases and provides Expert Determinations on Engineers Decisions.  Raine has also prepared Expert Witness Reports including Critical Delay Analysis, Quantum, Defects and the Price to be paid for Variations and is experienced with High Court/TCC Litigation and Arbitration proceedings.  She has written several papers on concurrent delay, constructive acceleration, time at large and other specialist subjects.

Raine has more than 25 years’ experience within the construction industry in both project/commercial management and dispute resolution.  Sectors of expertise include Civils, Commercial and Residential Building, M&E, Rail, Road, Underground, Process and Water Industries and Heavy Industry. She has many years experience working with both contractors and consultants administering contracts from procurement to final account up to a value of $2b.

She has lectured nationally and internationally on most Forms of Contract including NEC, FIDIC and NZS3910. Her experience includes the production of contract documents, procurement strategy, management and delivery of Major Construction Projects, as well as the production, negotiation and settlement of contractual claims, drafting of adjudication claims and participating in all forms of dispute resolution. She has achieved an enviable success rate in adjudication proceedings in all jurisdictions for which she has produced both Referral and Defence documentation.

Raine continues to produce, deliver and train commercial staff in commercial procedures on major projects. Being dual qualified in law and quantity surveying she understands the complexities of construction.

She has a wealth of experience in all forms of dispute resolution starting with the preparation and negotiation of claims for extension of time and loss and expense, through to the preparation of referral and defence documentation in adjudication, litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Since setting up CMC Asia Pacific in 2013, she has assisted both Principals and Contractors in New Zealand and Australia to resolve contractual issues and disputes amicably.  She regularly provides Expert Determinations under various forms of contract on behalf of the parties in matters such as variations, quantum and delay.

She has appeared in a number of publications in the UK and New Zealand and regularly gets invited to speak at Construction Conferences in NZ on subjects such as “Variations – Getting them Paid” and “Good Commercial Management Practice”.  She has spoken at the NEC Users Conference in Christchurch 2013, The Master Builders Conference in Taupo 2014 and Steel NZ in Hamilton NZ.

Raine provides training to both Consultants and Contractors throughout NZ and Australia on subjects including NEC3, FIDIC, the Construction Contracts Act, Commercial Procedures, Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time.

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