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John Dowse


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Legal; contract interpretation; quantum; delay analysis. Practitioner in arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

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Thirty-three (33) years experience in building and construction, at all levels both within contracting and consulting organisations. Practising arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator. Faculty approved trainer for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Lecturer on construction contract forms and dispute resolution practices.


Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Institute of Directors Society of Construction Arbitrators


Various UK and International construction and legal publications.


LLB (Hons), Pg Dip (Legal Practice), MCInstCES MCIArb MIOD Barrister

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2016-11-27 Interim Payment Certificate:

Dear Dilum,    Thank you for this question.    As I am sure you are aware, the FIDIC contract form requires that the Contractor submits supporting details with his Statement. If the format of the Statement

2016-11-18 S & HO Overheads:

Dear Sudantha,    Thank you for this question.    To answer this you need to understand that an extension of time claim accrues only when the event causes a delay to the date for completion. If there is

2016-11-08 Inconsistents between CESMM3 & Preamble to BOQ:

Dear Shantha,    Thank you for this question.     I have been struggling to find a simple answer. It seems as though whoever has drafted the preambles is attempting to hide inadequacies in the Bill of

2016-11-06 FIDIC 1999/1987:

Dear Sudantha,      Thank you for this question.    You will not find any reference within the FIDIC contracts to a mobilisation period as being separate or apart from the contract period/Time for Completion

2016-10-29 FIDIC 1999 MOS:

Dear Sudantha,    Thank you for this question.    I assume that you intended to refer to sub-0clause 14.5 rather than 13.5. Whilst the determination is for the Engineer to make it is commonly made by reference


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