Alan has over seven years' experience advising public and private sector clients in respect of major construction, infrastructure and real estate projects. He has acted on projects based in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the United Kingdom. Alan has been based in the Middle East since 2011 advising clients on both front and back end construction related matters.
His experience includes advising on procurement options for complex projects, often involving a multiplicity of parties, contract negotiations and advice, and advising clients on and guiding them through dispute resolution. Alan has extensive experience advising on and drafting amendments to FIDIC, NEC, ICE, JCT and SBCC contracts and drafting bespoke contract conditions for a variety of projects, including engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
Alan advises on all types of construction-related claims, including extensions of time and associated costs claims, delay and variation claims and bond demands. He has represented clients in adjudication and international arbitration and also has experience advising clients in respect of court matters in the Middle East.
Alan also advises clients from a range of sectors on workplace health and safety issues. He regularly provides clients with proactive advice on their safety, health and environmental policies and audits and establishes emergency response processes. He has considerable experience guiding clients through local authority investigations and, should the worst happen, criminal and civil legal proceedings in UAE courts.