The Committee

Chairman
James Davison   james.davison@kccla.org.uk

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.

Secretary
Anne Wright   anne.wright@kccla.org.uk

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.

Treasurer
Jamie Muir Wood   jamie.muir.wood@kccla.org.uk

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.l.collett@kccla.org.uk

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.r.greenwell@gmail.com

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.

Members
Shy Jackson   shy.jackson@kccla.org.uk

Shy is a partner with Pinsent Masons LLP, specialising in construction and engineering projects. He has acted on domestic and international disputes using all forms of construction contracts and has advised on major building and infrastructure projects. Before working in London, Shy worked in Israel and Singapore. Shy has written various articles and regularly lectures at King’s College and at industry events for bodies such as the RICS and CICES. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Annette Collins   annette.collins@kccla.org.uk

Annette received her MSc from King’s in 2008, she is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Director of AFC Consulting (Uk) LImited.

David Hearsey   david.hearsey@kccla.org.uk

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.

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  

LLB(Hons) PGDip(BVC) MSc FCIArb
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.

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.

Priscilla Kar   priscilla.kar@base-quantum.co.uk

Priscilla is an associate director at Base Quantum Ltd, 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.

Michael Craik  

Michael is a construction lawyer advising on both non-contentious and contentious matters, with public and private sector clients including funders, developers, contractors and consultants. He has extensive experience of drafting and negotiating construction contracts for new build and refurbishment projects in the energy, health, educational and R&D sectors, including PFI/PPP and LIFT projects. Michael has significant experience of resolving disputes in court proceedings and all types of ADR, including international Arbitration, professional negligence and claims arising from insolvency during construction projects.

 

Damla Erensoy Satilmaz  

Now based in London, Damla commenced her career at Pinsent Masons' Istanbul office.Specialising in international construction dispute resolution, Damla has experience working on large-scale infrastructure and commercial projects, from project support to dispute resolution. With a focus on commercial and investment treaty arbitration, she has represented clients in international arbitrations including under ICC, ICSID, SCC and UNCITRAL rules.

 

Student Representative
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.

Vukain is currently in his second year of the MSc.

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