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Dispute Boards

Dispute Boards are generally associated with major infrastructure projects.  They come in various forms but will generally comprise of three individuals who will be assigned to a project and who will be retained to follow that project through to completion.  As with other forms of ADR or Early Dispute Resolution, there is the recurring theme of these neutrals being chosen by the parties.

The Dispute Board may consist of, for example, an engineer and architect and lawyer.  As a Standing Dispute Board, they will meet, perhaps quarterly and 'walk the project.'  They will then convene to resolve disputes between the employer and the contractor and between the main contractor and the range of sub-contractors.  They will probably do this by a mix of conciliation, recommendation and ultimately adjudication.

Their decisions may be advisory or contractually binding, pending further adjudication by a court or arbitral tribunal. 

Dispute Boards may also be Ad Hoc and only be constituted as and when a dispute arises.

There are various sets of Dispute Board rules, including those of the ICC.  We are familiar with all the major ones and our Members include Members of the prestigious FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators.

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DISPUTE BOARD MEMBERS


John Wright

John Wright is a Consultant at the Central London firm of Goodman Derrick LLP. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and now sits full time as an Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator ...


Michael Cover

Michael is a Member of ArbDB Chambers. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Barrister and Solicitor, both in private practice and as in-house Counsel.  He is an accredited Mediator with CEDR and ...


John Redmond

John Redmond established and led the construction law team at Osborne Clarke until he left the partnership in 2010 to concentrate on arbitration, adjudication and mediation. In 35 years as a construction ...


Jonathan Tecks

Jonathan is a barrister whose practice has become exclusively associated with arbitration and mediation.A Chartered Arbitrator, Jonathan has arbitrated extensively in commercial and construction cases. ...


Mark Appel

Mark Appel is an independent, international Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant and Trainer. Mr. Appel has nearly 40 years of global arbitration and mediation experience, having served in both executive ...


Wolf Von Kumberg

Wolf von Kumberg brings over 30 years of international legal and business experience to the practise of ADR. Having served as Legal Director and Assistant General counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation ...


Tony Canham

Tony has 35 years of experience as an ADR practitioner and he is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Society of Construction Arbitrators. Tony is widely known in UK and international ...


George Grant

George Grant FRICS ACIArb is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and practising Arbitrator with over 40 years experience in the fields of Development & Project Management, Cost Management, Contract Administration, ...