ADR Partnership

Our Experts

Directors

James B Longbottom

James B Longbottom

BSc(Hons) LLB(Hons) PgD(Law) FRICS FHKIS FCIArb RPS HKIAC - Accredited Mediator
Managing Director

James is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has a degree in law. He has played an integral part in the successful settlement of a number of large projects. He regularly advises some of Hong Kong's leading contractors and developers together with clients in arbitration, High Court actions, adjudication and mediation proceedings.

Patrick J O'Neill

Patrick J O'Neill

BSc(Hons) LLB(Hons) DipArb FRICS MHKIS FCIArb FHKIArb MACostE HKIAC - Accredited Mediator
Director

Patrick is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has a degree in law. He has extensive experience in building, civil engineering, electrical, mechanical and voice & data system works. He regularly acts as expert witness in both arbitration and High Court proceedings and has provided mediation support and independent expert determination services for a range of clients.

David S Longbottom

David S Longbottom

BSc(Hons) PgD(Law) MRICS MCIArb AMInstCES
Director

David is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has a post graduate diploma in law. He has previously held the position of contracts manager with a leading Hong Kong building and civil engineering company focusing on the preparation of contractual claims. He also has extensive experience in assisting lawyers in the preparation of documents for High Court actions, arbitrations and mediation including supporting lawyers and counsel in legal proceedings.

Managing Consultants

Michael Jolly

Michael Jolly

MCIOB FAPM FACostE FQSi MDBF MAACE
Managing Consultant

Michael is a qualified and highly motivated professional with over 30 years’ experience within the global construction industry. He has extensive experience of commercial claims management and construction contract administration. Michael is fully conversant in claim identification, analysis, preparation and settlement and the preparation of dispute, mediation and arbitration particulars, in addition to his highly effective interpersonal skills.

David F Steed

David F Steed

BSc MRICS
Managing Consultant

David is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 20 years experience in the construction industry. David has previously held the position of deputy chief quantity surveyor with a prominent Hong Kong contractor responsible for the trouble shooting, management and resolution of problematic contracts. He has extensive experience working at a senior level in the preparation, defense and negotiation of contractual claims for extensions of time and additional payment.

Kaymond H C Lam

Kaymond H C Lam

BEng(Hons) LLB(Hons) MA(ArbDR) MSc DIC MHKIE MICE CEng FHKIArb PCLL
Managing Consultant

Kaymond is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Law, a master degree in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Post Graduate Certificate in Laws (PCCL) and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. He has extensive experience in the assessment and defence of contractual claims for extensions of time, prolongation and variations and has provided support in adjudication, mediation and arbitration proceedings, working in conjuction with legal advisors.

Senior Consultants

John Koch

John Koch

BEng(Hons) CPEng MIEA
Senior Consultant

John has a proven and extensive commercial track record including expertise in the preparation and assessment of claims for extensions of time and additional payment, the valuation of variations, planning and risk management of projects in order to ensure that they are carried out as part of a sustainable business and in a profitable manner. John has experience of dispute resolution processes on numerous projects and has assisted in the preparation of expert reports for quantum in arbitrations and High Court actions.

Bill Chan

Bill Chan

BEng(Hons)
Senior Consultant

Bill is a Civil Engineer with over 17 years experience in the construction industry working for contractors and an engineering consultancy at senior level. He has experience of delay programming and planning and the drafting of detailed particulars for extensions of time and additional payment. Bill has impeccable English report writing skills, being born and educated in England and is also fluent in spoken Cantonese.

David Robson

David Robson

BSc(Hons) MRICS
Senior Consultant

David is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with extensive experience in the commercial management of construction projects. He has experience in the preparation, assessment and defence of contractual claims for extensions of time, prolongation and variations. David has also assisted in the preparation of documents for an adjudication working closely with legal professionals.

David Wood

David Wood

Senior Consultant

David has over 30 years industry experience in commercial management across a wide spectrum of projects including civil engineering, bridges, highways, drainage and water utilities, infrastructure and building construction. He has specialised in the preparation, defence and management of contractual claims over the last 10 years, specifically in the identification/notification of claims/variations, preparation of interim claim particulars including direct cost substantiation, drafting of consolidated claim documents and claim/variation valuations. He has also assisted in the preparation of documentation for Mediation and Arbitration proceedings and was a member of an independent expert team approved by LAD.

Consultants

Jessica To

Jessica To

BSc
Consultant

Jessica has over 15 years experience in the construction industry working for contractors and as a consultant. She is familiar with all aspects of contract administration including the valuing of variations, claims for additional payment, cost control, subcontractor accounts and final account negotiation. Jessica has assisted the quantum expert in a major final account arbitration which required the research and valuation of variations, missing items, requests for variations and claims for additional payment.

Raja Arumugam

Raja Arumugam

BEng MSc
Consultant

Raja is a result oriented self driven quantity surveyor with over 10 years experience in construction contract and commercial management. He has a solid academic background and experience in a range of major projects including building and infrastructure works. Raja’s expertise includes dealing with all aspects of contract administration including the assistance in a number of expert reports where there have been disputes or differences in the measurement and valuation of variations and claims for additional payment. Raja is an excellent communicator with strong contractual acumen and critical thinking.

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