Senior Associate, Clyde & Co.


David is a senior associate in the projects and construction team, specialising in dispute resolution. David has considerable experience of resolving disputes in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors, and has acted for employers, contractors and consultants ranging in size from small companies to major multinationals.

He has experience of working with most of the major suites of contracts, including JCT, NEC, GC Works and FIDIC. He has assisted clients with international disputes in Africa and the Middle East, as well as a number of high-value UK-based disputes. He has a strong track record of assisting clients in both referring disputes to and defending adjudications brought under the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996.

In addition, David has considerable experience resolving PFI disputes, particularly during the operational phase of a project. David has also been involved in a number of recent successful (and high-value) disputes involving an energy from waste plant in the UK, a desalination plant in the Middle East and a liquefied natural gas plant in the Middle East.

David frequently advises in relation to arbitration, litigation, adjudication and disputes involving dispute boards. He has a masters degree in astrophysics and, prior to qualifying as a solicitor, had a successful career as an IT consultant, working for BP Oil (amongst others).

The following articles written by David are available in LexisLibrary:

  • When is appointing an arbitrator discriminatory? - (2011) 22 2 Cons.Law 32
  • Unwritten rules - (2010) 21 9 Cons.Law 32
  • Enough already! - (2010) 21 4 Cons.Law 32
  • International arbitration settlements - (2010) 21 2 Cons.Law 32
  • Challenging an adjudicator's jurisdiction - (2009) 20 4 Cons.Law 9
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  • Education

    University College, London: BSc (Hons) (Mathematics & Astronomy)
    Queen Mary, University of London: MSc (Astrophysics)