Defending an Extension of Time

Defending an Extension of Time

In a matter, I was acting as delay expert for a homeowner. The claim was against the contractor. They were appointed to build a new home for the homeowner. I provided evidence that the contractor should not be entitled to an extension of time. The reason being that...
Spotlight on Arbitration

Spotlight on Arbitration

On the 9th February, Damian joined James Banda and Kort Egan for Spotlight on Arbitration. James Banda is a managing partner from AMW & Co and Kort Egan is a barrister at Gatehouse Chambers. In this session, Damian and the experts discuss how arbitration has...
Cross Examined Like a Criminal

Cross Examined Like a Criminal

‘Cross examined like a criminal’ In an extremely tense and fraught matter I acted as Delay expert for the government in defence of a delay claim by a Contractor. I was cross examined on my opinion evidence in arbitration as a part of the process. The details of the...
The Cleveland Way

The Cleveland Way

In December we took a little time out to walk the Cleveland Way. This time the ‘we’ included myself, Chantelle, Thomas Hardy and Emily Bronte. Thomas has been our companion for the last 6 years and we always promised to bring him home to England, he is of course, our...
All Change: Arbitration at the DIAC and DIFC

All Change: Arbitration at the DIAC and DIFC

Anyone who’s been following the news in the world of arbitration and construction law lately cannot have missed the goings-on at the DIAC and DIFC in Dubai. In an unexpected move, on 14th September, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al-Maktoum issued a decree abolishing the...
Cross Examined Like a Criminal

Adjudication is a Lottery…

In this new series from Damian James, Damian shares some of his experiences and war stories from as a consultant and expert witness over the past twenty years or more. The series starts with a look at adjudication and the confusing decision of an adjudicator:...