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The lecture will provide an overview of the dispute resolution mechanism in construction, in two parts:
Part 1 – A basic introduction to adjudication
Part 2 – Explaining the process leading to a decision
Refreshments and networking from 17:30 with the presentation starting at 18.30.
This is a joint event with the Institution of Structural Engineers.
Michael has more than 40 years’ experience in the construction industry both in civil engineering and in building. He started his career training with Taylor Woodrow in the North of England as a site engineer in the early 1970s. He then quickly moved on to become senior site engineer with Pochin Contractors . During these years he gained valuable experience in leading a team of engineers as well as much hands-on experience in concrete technology, site programming and construction management. His career with Pochin’s was interspersed with overseas experience in construction engineering in South Africa working on the SASOL 2 multi-billion pound oil-from-coal project.
In the late 80s he became involved in Manchester’s ambitious city centre developments programme representing clients in procuring sites and advising and negotiating contract terms and conditions. In the nineties he was contracted to HBOS Commercial Developments Division as UK Special Projects Manager procuring and co-ordinating contractors and managing the interface between client and developer.
Since 2001 he has been Sole Principal of Pye Associates often representing contractors as claims consultant in both arbitration and adjudication proceedings. During this time he has been appointed as adjudicator in domestic, commercial and industrial related construction and manufacturing disputes throughout the UK including, most recently, a major infrastructure works dispute concerning the new £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel Project.
Professional Qualifications: Solicitor (England and Wales), admitted 1973
Solicitor Republic of Ireland (non practising), admitted 2005
CIArb Accredited Mediator and CIArb and CMC panel member accredited 2007, MCIArb
Role: Consultant Solicitor to Slater Heelis LLP
Department: Construction, Engineering and Projects/ Litigation
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