Sean joined our Dispute Resolution team in autumn 2021. Sean is an Advocate and an Arbitrator and has won several awards for his work both in the UK and overseas.
Before coming to law Sean was a Chartered Surveyor and spent 20 years working in the construction, infrastructure, and defence sectors. Sean remains a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Sean’s clients include national house builders, developers, main and sub-contractors. Typically matters concern disputes relating to payments and contractual entitlements, building defects, and professional negligence claims against Architects and Engineers.
Sean trained as a lawyer in both England and Scotland and received his LLM in Advocacy with Distinction from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. As Approved Faculty for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Sean teaches dispute resolution to other lawyers on behalf of the institute.
In 2017 Sean was awarded Advocate of the Year in the Corporate Livewire Legal awards.
At Arbitration – Sean recently won a high value dispute for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club concerning a long running dispute over the service charge due on a major mixed-use development in Bristol.
At Adjudication – Sean recently won an adjudication for APS Pool Contracting Limited from Glastonbury, where issues concerned a dispute over the descoping of work, and payment of the final account
• The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
• The Law Society
• The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
• The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
• The Adjudication Society
• The Society of Construction Law
• The International Bar Association
• The American Bar Association
• The New York City Bar Association
• Technology and Construction Court’s Users Group