Matthew is an experienced dispute resolver and has been appointed in over 900 construction and engineering disputes as either adjudicator, arbitrator, mediator, expert determiner, Conflict or Dispute Avoidance Panel/Board member. These disputes have concerned a number of high profile projects both within the UK and overseas, and have involved complex technical and legal issues in a variety of sectors, including education, private and public housing, offices, hotels and leisure, sports stadia, roads and infrastructure, utilities, energy and process engineering. Matthew is on the RICS, TeCSA, CIArb, CEDR, CIC, CIOB, RIBA and the Irish government panel of construction adjudicators as well as the FIDIC’s President’s List. He is also on the CIArb panel of construction arbitrators, the RICS select panel of construction and engineering arbitrators and has been appointed by the ICC and DIFC-LCIA (now DIAC) in relation to international arbitrations. Matthew is frequently named and agreed by parties and their representatives to act as dispute resolver both before and after disputes have arisen. Matthew’s work as a mediator predominantly concerns construction and property related disputes including multi-party disputes, disputes involving public and private bodies, private individuals and insured professionals.
Matthew is a member of the Society of Construction Law, the Adjudication Society, ARBRIX, the Arbitration Club (Law Courts Branch), the LCIA and the Society of Construction Arbitrators. He is the current Chair of the CIC ADR Management Board and a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. He is also a Course Director/Tutor for the RICS Diploma in Adjudication, acts as moderator and assessor for the RICS Diploma in Arbitration (Domestic and International), External Examiner for the MSc/LLM Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at Leeds Beckett University and also Chairs Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Fellowship and Chartered Arbitrator assessment panels for the RICS and CIArb. Matthew has also acted as Honorary Secretary of CIArb London Branch and has served on and/or chaired the RICS Dispute Resolution Faculty Board, Dispute Resolution Policy Committee and a number of RICS, CIArb and CIOB Working Groups. Matthew regularly conducts training and gives lectures/presentations on construction law and dispute resolution topics and is on the Editorial Consultation board of Practical Law.