This is a joint seminar by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators East Midlands Branch, and the Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham branch of the Society of Construction Law.
Matt will be discussing the role of expert witnesses in ADR, covering adjudication, mediation, expert determination and arbitration. Matthew will look at the obligations of experts, differentiating features between the different forums, the types of experts and discuss the question of whether the involvement of experts is helpful and how they can be effectively used.
Matt is an experienced dispute resolver and has been appointed in over 900 construction and engineering disputes as either adjudicator, arbitrator, mediator, expert determiner, Conflict or Dispute Avoidance Panel/Board member. These disputes have concerned a number of high profile projects both within the UK and overseas, and have involved complex technical and legal issues in a variety of sectors, including education, private and public housing, offices, hotels and leisure, sports stadia, roads and infrastructure, utilities, energy and process engineering.
Matt is on the RICS, TeCSA, CIArb, CEDR, CIC, CIOB and RIBA panels of adjudicators as well as the Irish government panel of construction adjudicators and the FIDIC President's List. He is also on the CIArb panel of construction arbitrators, the RICS select panel of construction and engineering arbitrators and has been appointed by the ICC and DIFC-LCIA in relation to international arbitrations. Matt is frequently named and agreed by parties and their representatives to act as dispute resolver both before and after disputes have arisen. Matt’s work as a mediator predominantly concerns construction and property related disputes including multi-party disputes, disputes involving public and private bodies, private individuals and insured professionals.
In February 2021 Matt was appointed Chair of the ADR Management Board of the CIC