Chris is an expert contentious construction lawyer who regularly advises clients on complex and high value construction disputes and has particular experience conducting arbitration, adjudication and court proceedings arising from energy from waste projects and offshore wind farms.
Chris has very broad experience advising contractors, subcontractors, employers and other construction professionals on disputes arising from major engineering and infrastructure projects, including residential and commercial developments. These claims often involve disputes concerning delay and disruption, variations and defects.
Chris recently represented a major UK contractor in separate arbitration and court proceedings involving three energy from waste plants in the UK which were intended to process Refuse Derived Fuel. These claims were collectively worth in the region of £500 million and involved complex parallel claims of fraudulent misrepresentation and repudiatory breaches of contract.
Chris also recently represented a major international contractor in a 2 year adjudication concerning the construction of one of the UK's largest offshore wind farms by turbine size. These claims involved delay and disruption in the turbine manufacturing process as well as the offshore installation phase, and resulted in claims valued in excess of £150 million.
Chris regularly conducts arbitration, court proceedings, adjudications and mediations on behalf of clients and frequently performs the role of advocate.