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Consultants

Bill Marshall, who founded the Practice, remains closely involved with its work. The partners can also call on the experience of Robin Blois-Brooke, Richard Barter and Alex Fleming, all former partners, and Nick Buenfeld, an authority on concrete durability based at Imperial College, London. Brief details of the qualifications and experience of the consultants can be seen by clicking on the relevant links on the left.

Leading authorities and specialists are frequently retained to provide deeper insights into specific problems. The firm has close contacts with researchers in key areas at Universities and other specialist organisations.

  • Robin Blois-Brooke

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    University of Oxford, Engineering Science, Open Scholar, MA, 1973
    Chartered Engineer, 1977
    Chartered Arbitrator, 1999

    Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Panel of Arbitrators

    Robin Blois-Brooke has over forty years’ experience in the construction industry in the United Kingdom and abroad on projects ranging from commercial and residential developments to large infrastructure schemes, with particular emphasis on geotechnics, ground treatment, foundations and structures, together with roofing, glazing, curtain walling and cladding.

    Robin has acted as an Expert in a wide range of disputes, dealing with issues that have included design and workmanship defects, professional negligence, delay and disruption claims. He has given evidence and has been subjected to cross examination on several occasions in the Technology & Construction Court, in the Court of Session, and at Arbitrations.

    Robin has been appointed as the sole Arbitrator in over twenty disputes involving various aspects of building and civil engineering, almost all of which have led to published Awards. He has also acted as a party-appointed Arbitrator and as the Chairman of the Tribunal in DIAC arbitrations.

    Robin has written and contributed to Reports on soils, fenestration and cladding published by the Building Research Establishment, CWCT and CIRIA.

  • Richard Barter

    Richard Barter

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    King's College London, BSc(Eng), 1977
    Chartered Engineer, 1982
    Chartered Arbitrator, 1999

    Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Panel of Arbitrators

    Richard Barter has worked on a wide range of structural and civil engineering projects in the United Kingdom and overseas. His interests and experience include contract administration, airfield and blast resistant construction, the external envelopes of buildings (including roofs, glazing, curtain walling and masonry) and reinforced concrete. He has handled many complex disputes and is on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Panel of Arbitrators.

  • Alex Fleming

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    University of Cambridge, Diploma in Architecture, 1978
    University of Cambridge, MA (Hons), 1979
    Chartered Architect, 1980

    President, RIBA Central London Branch, 2006-2007
    Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    Member, Architects Law Forum

    Alex Fleming has some 40 years experience of designing and detailing many different building types and specifying their construction, including responsibilities for directing large and small teams of architects and technicians. He has overseen the establishment of studios abroad and in the United Kingdom, negotiated permissions and approvals, and administered contracts ranging from domestic alterations to major town centre redevelopments. Alongside his keen interest in design and construction, he has been instructed as an independent Expert to assist with complex disputes resolved in mediations, arbitrations, and English, Scottish, European and Middle Eastern Courts.

  • Nick Buenfeld

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    Nick Buenfeld is Head of Department and Professor of Concrete Structures in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College. His research involves laboratory testing, site measurements and mathematical modelling and aims to improve methods for durability design, assessment and repair of concrete structures.

    He has a particular interest in service life prediction and has been a consultant on major tunnel, bridge, offshore platform, maritime and building projects in the United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, Norway, Dubai and Lebanon.

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