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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

“He has vast experience and is skilfully able to interrogate and interpret complex delay analysis issues”

“David was able to respond quickly and thoroughly in the short time available to him”


David Richards has over 40 years’ experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Arbitrator. The first 15 years of his career was spent on construction projects including; hotels, hospitals and prisons. He has been a member of Council of the Society of Construction Law and is a past chairman of the (UK) Southern Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

David Richards is widely experienced in UK and international engineering and construction claim and dispute resolution. He has been appointed as arbitrator on approximately seventy occasions and adjudicator on thirty-five occasions and has, on many occasions, given expert opinion evidence in the area of delay and disruption assessment and cost evaluation, his main area of occupation. He has also been appointed member of Dispute Resolution Boards and has undertaken expert determinations.

David Richards was on the Society of Construction Law committee for the development of the 2002 Protocol on Delay and Disruption. He has been responsible for the provision of dispute related services to employers, contractors and subcontractors, dealing with structural steelwork, mechanical and electrical work, piling and diaphragm wall work and earthworks as well as the more general areas of building and civil engineering projects. David Richards has particular experience in delay analysis and complex disruption valuation, disentangling global claims to establish the relationship of particular cause and effect. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases that have been featured in the construction press and law reports.

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