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Alternative dispute resolution

Event organised by ICE

09 February 2022

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The ICE’s Alternative Dispute Resolution workshop is a definitive event, designed for those working in the construction sector.

You should attend this event if you:

  • Are a member of the ICE Dispute Resolution Registers?
  • Are applying for admission to an ICE Dispute Resolution Register
  • Have an interest in, or work in dispute resolution
  • Would like to hear interesting presentations on engineering dispute resolution
  • Would like to take part in the interactive workshops
  • Have an interest in construction law and dispute resolution
  • Need to maintain your CPD as a member of the ICE’s ADR Registers


William Edwards BSc Dip Arb FICE, FCIHT, MCICES, FCIArb

William Edwards BSc Dip Arb FICE, FCIHT, MCICES, FCIArb

W J Edwards & Associates Ltd


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William Edwards BSc Dip Arb FICE, FCIHT, MCICES, FCIArb

Over forty years’ experience in the construction industry, working primarily in the highway sector. He is a chartered civil engineer and chartered arbitrator. He has worked for Contractor, Local Authority, Central Government and Civil Engineering Consultant. Retired from fulltime employment at the end of April 2020.

Bill is on the ICE list of Arbitrators and has acted as arbitrator and arbiter on disputes ranging in value from £30 million to £500K. As a civil engineering adjudicator on the ICE and CIC lists, Bill has been involved in over fifty adjudications covering issues such as extension of time, valuation of final accounts and quality matters. He has also undertaken two expert determinations for disputes connected to a major highway DBFO contract. He has acted as an expert witness and given evidence in court.

Claire Packman KC

Claire Packman KC

4 Pump Court


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Claire Packman KC

Claire is an experienced commercial barrister with over 25 years of experience practising at 4 Pump Court and became a KC in 2021. She has an exceptional reputation in the fields of construction, engineering, professional negligence and international arbitration.

Claire’s practice is split between domestic work and large-scale international cases in the Middle Eastern and elsewhere. Recent cases have involved airports, roads, hospitals, housing developments, shopping centres, government ministries, dredging and commercial property.

As a fluent Spanish speaker, she also has a keen interest in Spanish and Latin American arbitration. She is recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for construction disputes, professional negligence work and international construction/engineering arbitrations.

Claire was formerly an elected SCL Council member. She is a contributing author of the Architect’s Handbook, LexisNexis online Adjudication KnowHow and is a former editor of the Adjudication Society newsletter.

Ian Heaphy

Ian Heaphy

IN Construction Consulting

nec4 contract board and director

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Ian Heaphy

Ian has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including aviation, oil & gas, rail, water, highways and building. He has worked with clients in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East, North America and Australia including government bodies, private sector employers and contractors. Ian specialises in the development of innovative procurement strategies with particular expertise around partnering, alliancing and target cost contracts.

Ian is a member of the NEC4 Contract Board has been directly involved in drafting and shaping the fourth generation of NEC contracts.

In addition to his NEC and procurement work Ian also acts as adjudicator, dispute resolver and quantum Expert Witness.

For more information please contact:

Samantha Wood