construction contract specialist

David Bowen


I am a construction contracts specialist and dual legal qualified chartered Quantity Surveyor with a Masters in construction law and commercial dispute resolution. With over 35 years experience in construction and civil engineering and have worked with most construction contracts including NEC, JCT and FIDIC.

I left school at 16 to start working in construction and have never looked back. I am a highly motivated individual, a good communicator, extremely capable and commercial person. What sets me apart is that I am passionate about construction and construction contracts . This is contract specialistwhy I have also set up Surveying Pathways which provides early opportunities for students of school age to work with local employers, gain an additional qualification and help address the construction skills shortage in surveying.

As a construction contract specialist I work across most sectors including

  • infrastructure,
  • highways,
  • rail,
  • air,
  • energy,
  • renewable,
  • housing,
  • retail,
  • commercial,
  • leisure and
  • education.

Contract risk mitigation is at the heart of what I do and I am experienced working with all construction contracts, particularly the NEC construction contract and recognised nationally as an expert but please don’t just take my word for it please read my testimonials.

As a construction contracts specialist I enjoy helping construction businesses mitigate risk and avoid dispute escalation and unlike some other consultants, I really do appreciate that conflict is costly!

“Prevention is better than cure”

I enjoy working with small to medium size enterprises helping them with construction risk mitigation tackling risk within their businesses. Contract risk mitigation service includes providing construction contract advice on NEC and JCT construction contracts.

I guest lecture in procurement, construction law, construction contracts and dispute resolution at Oxford Brookes and Portsmouth university and provide mentoring support to students. Contracts section provides students with learning about contract options and duties when using JCT, NEC or FIDIC standard forms of contract.

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“In the 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.”

Nigel Barr

Some of our clients