The Committee

James Davison  

James is a barrister at 3 Paper buildings who specialises in contract and commercial disputes. He has a particular expertise with construction and engineering matters gained from more than 10 years experience working in-house in the construction and engineering sector when he worked for two of the UK’s leading construction consultancies.

Anne Wright

Anne qualified in 1982 and, having worked at a number of Magic Circle firms, joined Lawrence Stephens in December 2006 to establish the firm’s Construction department. She has wide experience in both residential and commercial developments, construction, infrastructure and health projects, Public Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnership projects. She advises extensively from procurement and tendering, through to the negotiation and settlement of the project documentation both as project manager and player.

Shy Jackson  
Jamie Muir Wood

Jamie studied materials science at the University of Cambridge, joined Jacobs as a Forensic Researcher and left Capita Symonds having worked as a Funder's Agent to complete an intellectual property pupillage at Hogarth Chambers.  He currently practices as an intellectual property barrister at Hogarth Chambers.  He completed the MSc as a non-lawyer in 2009 and now lectures to lawyers on ductility and corrosion.

Membership Secretary
Sarah Collett

Sarah is an associate partner at GBsqd LLP working on the forensic investigation and analysis of construction disputes. Having started as a muddy booted site engineer, a variety of commercial roles led to a focus on quantity surveying and dispute resolution. Sarah is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. When not working, Sarah can be found in the garden.

KCLA Representative
Paul Greenwell

Paul Greenwell is an expert witness for forensic planning and project management matters at Turner & Townsend and has testified in the TCC. He also specialises in the provision of independent expert project review of high profile infrastructure and process projects. Paul has strong programming, legal and contractual skills in relation to pre-construction, construction and disputes.

Jonathan Gold  

Jonathan is a solicitor specialising in construction and engineering law.  He is one of the founding partners of Sheridan Gold LLP, prior to which he was  a partner in Shadbolt LLP.   Jonathan has specialised in construction and engineering law throughout his career, which has also included working in house for Laing O’Rourke and Atkins.  He graduated from King’s College with a MSc in Construction and Arbitration in 1997.  Jonathan is married with three daughters, and his leisure interests include cycling and cricket.

Gary Peters  

Gary is a project director at Blackrock Expert Services. He is a chartered quantity surveyor specialising in quantum expert witness services and dispute resolution on domestic and international construction and engineering projects. He also acts as an adjudicator on the RICS panel of adjudicators.

Suryen C Nullatamby  

Solicitor-Advocate (England & Wales)
Barrister (Mauritius)

Suryen is a dual-qualified lawyer with over 10 years practising in the field of construction and energy law, with a primary focus of dispute resolution and litigation. He is experienced in domestic and international arbitration, adjudication (statutory and non-statutory) and mediation.
Prior to being called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn, Suryen worked in law enforcement including as a Police Prosecutor and in areas of commercial, corporate and regulatory law at a commercial bank in Mauritius. In England & Wales, he clerked for several High Court Judges.
Suryen is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and regularly speaks at seminars and on public courses.

Priscilla Kar

Priscilla is an associate director at DGA Group, specialising in Expert Witness services and dispute resolution. She is a chartered quantity surveyor with considerable international project experience, gained through a plethora of contract management roles in both private and public sectors. Priscilla is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and acts as an APC assessor of the RICS, and provides supervision and training to APC candidates.

David Hearsey

After a successful career as Partner in an international firm of building services consulting engineers, David formed DGA Arbitration in 2001 following completion of his MSc in Construction Law & Arbitration and becoming a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. David has acted for a wide range of construction, property and private clients at home and internationally; not only on an equally wide range of construction law matters but also various associated legal matters flowing from those instructions. David specialises in all forms of Dispute Resolution including Arbitration, Adjudication, Mediation, Negotiation, Litigation and Dispute Boards and is a keen KCCLA Committee member.

Edward Freeman  

Ed Freeman is a solicitor in the construction and engineering team at Eversheds-Sutherland, dividing his time between the bright lights of London and the flat fenland of Cambridge. He specialises in drafting, negotiating and advising on construction and engineering contracts. When not looking after his two boys he enjoys cycling and improving his Spanish.

Vukani Mbatha  

Vukani is a Quantity Surveyor for a Tier 1 construction company, based in London, where he is responsible for all downstream contracting and financial management. He has extensive and wide-ranging experience in the built environment having worked on BSF projects, high-end residential apartments, and mix tenure projects.


Honorary Patron
John Uff CBE QC FREng  
Honorary Members
Prof Phillip Capper  
The Honourable Mr Justice Jackson  
HHJ Anthony Thornton QC  
His Honour Humphrey Lloyd QC  
John Tackaberry QC  
Andrew Burr