This webinar will focus on providing a comparative overview on the expansion of construction adjudication as a dispute resolution process throughout different global jurisdictions. Our esteemed panellists, with vast experience from a variety of locations, will demonstrate adjudication is not “just a UK thing” anymore and provide you with the fundamentals of local particularities and distinctions that have emerged within the different regional approaches to construction adjudication. The webinar intends to provide you with thought provoking content and takeaways to consider how adjudication processes may be expanded further. The panellists will be asked to explore and guide you through topics such as:
The scope of disputes referrable under statutory adjudication processes
The role of the Adjudicator Nominating Body
Key benefits and differences in the regional procedural aspects of the process
Is there a benefit of using expert witnesses in your adjudication
How can you enforce an adjudicator's decision?
The panel will draw conclusions at the end of this event by answering the key question on this hot topic; is construction adjudication here to stay as a mainstream dispute resolution process?
Please note, times listed are BST (GMT+1). This event is virtual only.
This webinar is part of a range of learning opportunities designed to help you deepen your knowledge and skills, and keep you informed and up to date. Look out for more information about Ongoing Learning in the coming months. Attendees will receive an Ongoing Learning certificate as part of this webinar, which counts towards 1.5 hours of CPD/CLE. Recordings will be available after the event. If you are unable to attend the live event, buying a ticket will still give you access to the recording. This webinar will be moderated by Tom Hawkins.
* Valid for High-income and Upper-middle income economies as per World Bank classification.
** Valid for Low-income and Lower-middle-income economies as per World Bank classification.
Mr. Hawkins is a Director in FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment based in Toronto, Canada. As a member of the Construction Solutions practice, Mr. Hawkins is a Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager who has over 14 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industry who has been appointed as the lead quantum expert witness on multiple occasions. He initially obtained his experience working for a national UK main contractor prior to moving into consultancy where he currently acts as a quantum expert witness and provides dispute resolution services.
He regularly provides quantum and commercial management strategy and advice on a variety of matters. His service offerings include advising on quantum matters for the valuation of construction accounts / prolongation / loss and expense / disruption / thickening and complex large-scale data analysis.
Mr. Hawkins has experience in litigation and numerous ADR methods including arbitration, adjudication and mediation proceedings across a wide range of sectors providing expert witness services and quantum analysis for organisations throughout the supply chain on high value/high profile disputes.
He is able to embed with clients, contractors, and project stakeholders to critically analyse & quickly understand issues in order to determine a strategy and seek a solution. Mr. Hawkins’ experience and skill set has led him to be seconded into organisations, in numerous jurisdictions, on multiple occasions to provide quantum and dispute resolution advice.’
Alexander is a construction lawyer with over a dozen years' experience in project delivery and dispute resolution and is admitted to practice in both Australia and England & Wales. He supports project teams and advises executives throughout the life cycle of major infrastructure, oil & gas and commercial projects in Australia, England, Europe and Dubai.
Alexander regularly represents organisations during negotiations, in international arbitrations (utilising the ICC, LCIA, ACICA and UNCITRAL arbitration rules), in litigation proceedings and in contractual and statutory adjudications. Alexander's work in construction arbitration has been recognised in the Legal 500.
Alexander is currently Director Legal for the Sydney Metro, with oversight of the Public Private Partnerships for delivering the City & Southwest lines and operating the Northwest line. His work in this role has been recognised through his inclusion in the GC Powerlist: Australia 2023 and his being named as a finalist for Government Lawyer of the Year at the 2023 Corporate Counsel Awards.
Ms. Lena Wang is a Partner with Glaholt Bowles LLP. Lena is certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Ontario. Lena has experience working on a variety of disputes related to large infrastructure, industrial and commercial projects. Lena has represented owners, general contractors and architects in proceedings involving liens, trust claims, delay claims and professional negligence claims. Lena has represented claimants in several adjudications and is a co-author of the Annotated Ontario Construction Act.
Thomas has over 12 years’ experience advising developer and contractor clients in ADR proceedings across major international projects in the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors. He regularly advises in relation to claims for extensions of time, additional payment, defects and other issues arising under FIDIC, NEC, JCT and other bespoke forms of contract, brought by way of Adjudication, Dispute Adjudication Board and Arbitration proceedings subject to the ICC and LCIA rules, as well as the rules of African institutions, such as the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa and the Association of Arbitrations. His international experience is backed by an extensive resume of domestic UK adjudications.
Thomas is especially active in the renewables sector where he has acted for developers of large scale domestic UK and international offshore windfarm projects, undertaken a successful long-term secondment at a European offshore windfarm developer, and regularly advises EPC and O&M Contractor teams in relation to independent expert, adjudication and arbitration proceedings arising out of the construction and operation of major solar PV and CSP plants on the African continent. Thomas has also acted in 10+ DAB and arbitration proceedings concerning claims arising out of South Africa’s largest conventional power stations, and is currently acting for the Contractor JV in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a major infrastructure project in Botswana.
Lindy Patterson KC is a full time independent arbitrator and adjudicator with 39 Essex Chambers.
She is recognised as a “go to" arbitrator and adjudicator for complex energy, infrastructure and construction disputes in both civil and common law systems.
She also arbitrates in general commercial contracts and real estate disputes. She operates in many jurisdictions, both civil and common law, and with a variety of governing laws with appointments from ICC; LCIA; DIAC; NAI and ADCCAC.
She is a chartered arbitrator and honorary fellow of RICS ( Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and CICES ( Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors).
In 2021 she was appointed to the Standing Committee of the International Centre for ADR of ICC.
She is a member of the FCL Certification Board and Chair of its Adjudication Programme Committee which certifies dispute board members for inclusion on the FIDIC List of International Adjudicators.
She is on the following UK lists of adjudicators:-TeCSA; RICS and RIBA.