BSc LLB(Hons) DipIntArb FCIArb FRSA
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- Qualified and trained as a dispute board member
- Robert undertakes dispute work
- Adjudicator and mediator in over 300 disputes
- Chair of the CIArb Thames Valley Branch
- Six years as a solicitor specialising in engineering, construction and commercial disputes
- Professional member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
As a practicing barrister, chartered surveyor and amongst the leading private dispute resolvers working from the UK today, Robert has over 30 years’ experience of the engineering and construction industries with particular emphasis on all forms of private dispute resolution. He also spent six years as a solicitor specialising in engineering, construction and commercial disputes as the client’s representative whilst continuing to act as the dispute resolver. Robert is a chartered arbitrator, accredited mediator, adjudicator and dispute board member on a wide range of UK and overseas panels.
Robert is qualified and trained as a dispute board member and has a thorough knowledge of the FIDIC and ICC provisions. He is a professional member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation and a Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation. Robert has been appointed by FIDIC and is able to undertake dispute board appointments throughout the world in the areas of civil engineering, construction, waste water and process engineering.
As an arbitrator Robert undertakes dispute work involving professional negligence, delay analysis, costs, defects interpretation of contract, termination and all other aspect of contract in the areas of civil engineering, construction, mechanical & electrical and waste water process engineering. With a Diploma in International Arbitration from University of London and being a member of the New York State Bar Association Robert has a unique view of the worldwide dispute resolution arena today.
Robert has acted as the adjudicator and mediator in over 300 disputes referred to him by the numerous panels that he is a member of as well as private appointments covering a wide range of engineering and construction related matters. He is also a member of the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators.
Memberships include Fellowship of AFAVE at Master level, Senior Partner at Kochhar & Co Inc. Legal Consultants (Dubai), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Bar of England and Wales, New York State Bar, American Bar Association, Society of Construction Law, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Dispute Board Federation, The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, CIArb, CIC, AICA and CEDR and Accredited Mediator of CEDR, CIArb, and the Arbitrator lists of CIArb, DIAC, KLRCA, LCIA and ICC.
Robert is also the current chair of the CIArb Thames Valley Branch, a Court Assistance of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and a member of the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service.