Let’s Discuss Managing the Adjudication Process will comprise two parts. The first part of the event will include an interactive discussion on how adjudicators manage the process of adjudication, for example, the timetable, the submissions, meetings, etc. The second part will include an interactive discussion on topics including what an adjudicator can do if the responding party does not participate in the adjudication and what options are available to the adjudicator if a party does repeatedly ignore the direction given.
Moderators: Lisa Cattanach, Matt Drake, Niav O Higgins, Simon Yates & Arun Visweswaran.
Let’s Discuss is a new series of virtual events brought to you by Ciarb. The series is free for Ciarb members.
Throughout 2023 we will be running a series of virtual events, hosted by members for members. These will get under the skin of the things that really matter in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) around the world and talk about the issues that matter to you. They will be a great opportunity to learn, discuss and meet new connections.
This years’ Lets Discuss series will be centred around several key areas: adjudication, mediation, technology, and diversity and inclusion.
Each area will have a several events, spread throughout the year, each focusing on a relevant topic. It’s up to you, our members to decide, what those topics will be. Join us for the Let’s Discuss sessions and influence the conversation with your ideas, learn from fellow ADR professionals and shape the future discussion around topics that matter to you.
We will confirm events as we go through the year to ensure they are always based on the most relevant issues of the moment.
Lisa joined Construction Dispute Resolution Ltd in May 2000 as a Contract Consultant and in 2009 became a Director. Prior to this, Lisa worked as a Managing Surveyor on a variety of major projects providing cost, programme and contractual advice to various blue chip companies throughout the UK, Europe, USA, South America and the Far East.
Lisa is a registered Adjudicator with the RICS in Scotland, the RIBA, CIArb (Scottish Branch) and UK Adjudicators and has been appointed to over 80 adjudications to date. She also acts as Party Representative and Adviser in adjudications.
Lisa also provides Expert Witness services and has been appointed on numerous occasions to prepare Expert Witness Reports in the areas of quantum; loss and expense; value and validity of variations in Final Account.
In the dispute resolution field, she is actively involved in providing Parties with advice in various areas of disputes in respect of avenues available to them to bring about resolution of their disputes and assisting them thereafter in reaching a settlement.
Lisa is an experienced negotiator; an Accredited RICS Mediator and a Registered Practitioner with Scottish Mediation. Lisa is also an Accredited RICS Expert Witness and was past Chair of SBCC.
Matt Drake is a qualified quantity surveyor and adjudicator, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Association of Cost Engineers, and he has over 16 years’ experience in the construction industry.
He has extensive technical and management skills gained through his work with large multi-national businesses such as Ultra Electronics Limited and NG Bailey Limited, and large and small sized UK-based businesses such as HT Forrest Limited, Bardsley Construction Limited, Thermatic Maintenance Limited and Frasc Mechanical Services Limited.
Matthew began his career as a heating and ventilation engineer before progressing into project and commercial management roles, most recently holding the position of Managing Director at Frasc Mechanical Services a 100-person building services company.
He has a first-class honours degree in Quantity Surveying, an HNC in Construction and Property Management, a Diploma in Construction Adjudication. He has won numerous awards throughout his career including the Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association National Training Award. He lectures at the University of Salford on the Quantity Surveying undergraduate degree course.
Arun is a partner in the Dubai office of Addleshaw Goddard and is also a qualified engineer. Arun has been practising in the Middle East for over a decade, specialising in complex international and domestic arbitration with a focus on construction, infrastructure and projects disputes. Arun has worked under the arbitration rules of the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC and SIAC and has conducted advocacy before the DIFC Courts, in arbitration and dispute adjudication proceedings. Arun also advises clients on dispute avoidance and claims management and represents clients in dispute adjudication, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. In addition, Arun advises on technology disputes and risk advisory work relating to data protection and cyber security. Arun is an accredited IMI mediator, a member of the working group of the DIFC Courts' Digital Economy Courts and the Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (YMG) in the UAE.