Adam has a wealth of knowledge and experience of construction disputes, including adjudication and arbitration, having completed an MSc in Construction Law (King’s) and worked previously in the construction and international arbitration departments of three international law firms. Adam has also had articles published on the topics of both construction and arbitration.
In addition to the advising and representing clients in general construction matters, Adam also has significant experience of advising on insurance backed claims, including the provision of prospects of success and coverage advice to clients and insurers.
Recent instruction include:
- Advising a developer as to the grounds for terminating a JCT contract with the contractor in respect of a development in excess of £2.5m.
- Advising a national developer in respect of multi-million-pound developments on the contractual interpretation and grounds upon which the agreement with the contractor could be terminated (JCT).
- Advising a facilities management company in respect of an agreement with a national developer as to the mechanisms for overhead cost recovery, legal costs and standard of care provisions.
- Providing advice and drafting an amended defence in respect of a claim for damages for breach of contract due to a multitude of alleged defects in a newly constructed property.
- Drafting particulars and reply in a breach of contract claim against a contractor regarding the construction of a river revetment.
- Advising on a claim for various defects in the work undertaken by a contractor on a residential dwelling. Claim in excess of £90,000.
- Advising a contractor as to the likely terms of an agreement/battle of the forms with a sub-contractor regarding the provision of standard terms by both parties. Also advising on pre-action disclosure.