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Project and contract disputes - from avoidance to adjudication

Resolution Institute and the Australian Institute of Project Management hosted a discussion led by registered adjudicator, expert determiner, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, David Court.

This contract administration & commercial awareness session considered from pre-contract through to final account; providing invaluable tips and advice on how to avoid disputes and maximise profits and discussing dispute resolution options if they’re needed, particularly focusing on Adjudication.

David drew from real life examples to explain the importance of establishing strong contractual dispute resolution processes at the outset of projects and how to minimise risk through disciplined administration and management.

About David Court

David is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Registered Adjudicator, with extensive experience in preparing and defending quantum and time related claims and in providing contractual advice and training in a broad range of construction sectors, including civil engineering, marine, oil and gas (LNG), mining, semi-conductor, building, mechanical and electrical sectors.

David has over two decades of international experience gained when working with or on behalf of owners, operators, contractors, lawyers and consulting organisations, on numerous projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, UK and USA, acting in various capacities, including advocate in pursuit and defence of claims, as an independ-ent expert and/or as the appointed adjudicator of disputes.

David specialises in provision of dispute avoidance and resolution services in project, contract, claim, dispute and commercial management and regularly conducts training and workshops.