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Who's Who Legal

Global Leader

Construction 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

“Richard has a good strategic knowledge of how both sides play disputes and is well placed to assist from the outset in establishing the best way to achieve the end result”

“He has an unrivalled depth of construction contract dispute knowledge and experience"

"He is able to advise on the types of consultant needed to address a particular issue”


"Richard Bailey is an outstanding tactician and strategist and has the tact and diplomatic skills needed to provide outstanding service to their clients. He is a real pleasure to work with and is peerless in giving sound advice – his knowledge of the legal nuances in his practice areas is at the highest levels."

Richard is experienced in advising on the amendment of standard form contracts including all forms of JCT, NEC3/4, ICE as well as EPC, process engineering and PFI Projects as well as partnering arrangements. He has drafted bespoke forms of main contract and subcontracts.

Richard has considerable experience in both domestic and international disputes and specialises in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes through the courts, arbitration, adjudication and all forms of ADR. Richard regularly acts as advocate on behalf of clients.

Richard has a particular expertise in multi-party litigation acting in a number of high-value, multi-party disputes in the Technology and Construction Court, ICC arbitration, adjudication and in mediations. He has considerable experience in adjudications including applications to enforce adjudicators’ decisions and the effect of insolvency on the enforceability of an adjudicator’s decision.

Richard has also been involved in disputes regarding infrastructure projects, light rail, EPC contracts, contaminated land issues, PFI agreements, modular buildings, hospitals, residential developments and sports stadia.

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