David is recognised as a national expert in NEC construction contracts. The Department for Transport commissioned David to write the HMEP standard contract for local highway authority maintenance services in 2012. This recognised as the national model for good practice in procurement and delivery of highway services. Since then David has been commissioned to run a number of training courses on this contract
In time I have worked with David he has demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills in liaising with the company's clients. The technical expertise that David has brought to the company has been invaluable. I have always found that David behaved in an exemplary manner and demonstrated complete integrity in delivering the many projects he has undertaken. He is trustworthy and dependable and particularly adept in dealing with construction contract law issues that arise on complex and difficult projects.
Franco CheungBirmingham City University (Associate Professor)
David is an excellent lecturer with good skills in engaging students. He communicates very well and is willing to share a lot of his valuable experience in construction procurement, law, ?contracts and dispute resolution. I have no hesitation to give my recommendation to David regarding any supervisory, training or teaching role in his area of expertise.
Danny Stupple ABS
I have found David to be very legally and academically qualified and able to articulate well in public presentation. He has a comprehensive working knowledge of construction contract formation and procurement methods and experience of ADR. Therefore, I can thoroughly recommend David.
Konrad Lansdown & Ashley BeightonBath and North East Somerset Council & North Somerset Council
David's experience and passion has shone through...he has also gone the extra mile by introducing us to other Authorities that he's worked with, providing adhoc specialist advice and generally acting as a sounding board and critical friend.
Graeme Fitton (Head of Transport & Highways ) Warwickshire Country Council
David resolved the disputes that existed and avoided further escalation by bringing the two parties together to work towards a resolution in line with the contract. David quickly earned the respect of both client and contractor as his commercial management skills and knowledge were recognised.?Once the pre existing disputes were resolved we were able to keep the contract on track through to completion with David's continued support. The fact that the final account was settled within four months of contract completion is a testament to David's skill and tenacity.
Dr Micha JazzBowring and Jazz
David is an effective trainer and a creative mediator..He exhibits a warm yet professional approach, is competitively priced and delivers excellent outcomes.
Nick DeasHP Contracts Limited
Davids role is crucial. His help with contract risk review, in particular for JCT contracts, has been especially useful and imperative. The many benefits of having David as part of our team include understanding risk mitigation, protecting our tight margins and improving staff contractual awareness. The biggest plus is the time saved for me as a Director; having David in the office has taken pressure of the business and my reduced my workload enormously and has meant the whole office runs far more efficiently.