Simon Dunkling - Director

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Summary of Faculties

Director - Arbicon ADR Ltd, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager, Contract Administrator, Construction Adjudicator, Expert Witness/Reports/Determination, Delay and Loss Analyst, Authority on Construction Contracts/Law, Commercial Construction Contract Solutions and Dispute Resolution.

  • Masters degree in Construction Law and Practice
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Adjudication Society
  • Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (LETAPAEWE) - Edexcel Level 7 BTEC (Masters)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building

Simon is a professional Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Construction Claims Consultant with over 10 years of experience. Simon is an expert in the management, measurement and valuation of all aspects of construction works with particular expertise in windows, doors, curtain walling contracts, groundworks and specialist roofing. Simon advises and works with Employers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, Contractors, Subcontractors, Solicitors and Barristers; familiar with all aspects of ADR and the Technology & Construction Court.  

Simon started his career as a contractors QS, then developed his career joining Arbicon to work as a project QS, forensic QS and claims consultant obtaining a Masters degree in Construction Law and Practice and achieving Chartered Surveyor status. Simon has acted as Contract Administrator for Clients and managed numerous construction projects for contractors. In addition to the delivery of major construction projects, Simon has also prosecuted and defended many claims by negotiation, adjudication and dispute resolution.

Simon adds a further dimension to the Arbicon team in respect of the evaluation of legal construction problems and is very knowledgeable and experienced in the application of adjudication including the "Construction Acts", namely the Housing, Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1998 and the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 and the associated Schemes for Construction Contracts that go with those Statutes. Simon has expert knowledge on adjudication enforcement case law and has witnessed important cases heard in the TCC. Simon has acted for and against some of the biggest construction firms in the UK including Main Contractors, Subcontractors and Employer.

Simon is an expert on construction contracts and construction contract law, advising on JCT and NEC contract forms. Simon is an authority on the interpretation of contracts including the understanding and application of Construction Statutes; Simon is also an advisor, negotiator and an expert on contract procurement including writing contract amendments, Employers Requirements and Contractors Proposals.

Simon is a specialist in all aspects of Construction Contract ADR. Simon is available to be appointed as an Expert Witness assisting the parties or the Court/Tribunal in getting to a resolution in disputes. 

Simon has worked on numerous cases and projects here is a partial sample of some notable ones:

  • Groundworks Subcontract - Adjudication, Termination and Repudiation, and Pre-Action Protocol
  • Electrical Subcontract - Default Payment Adjudication
  • Cladding Subcontract - Interim Payment Adjudication
  • Roofing Subcontract -Adjudication and Final Account settlement
  • Fire Systems Subcontract - Adjudication and Final Account settlement
  • Glazing Subcontract - Resolve scope of works dispute
  • Roofing Subcontract - Loss and Expense and Extension of Time claim
  • Residential Refurbishment Main Contract - Extension of Time Claim and Final Account negotiation
  • Residential Project - Professional Negligence Claim - Advocate/Expert
  • New Build Apartments, Central London - Subcontractors QS/Commercial Manager
  • New Build Homes, Cambridge - Subcontractors QS/Commercial Manager
  • Private Residential Mansion Refurbishment, Central London - Subcontractors QS
  • Royal Residence - Specialist Roof Subcontractors QS
  • Chatsworth House Refurbishment - Specialist Roof Subcontractors QS
  • Syon House Refurbishment - Specialist Roof Subcontractors QS
  • Hampton Court Palace - Main Contractors QS
  • Lambeth Palace - Main Contractors QS
  • Numerous Parish Church Restoration Projects- Main Contractors QS
  • St Paul's Cathedral - Specialist Roof Subcontractors QS
  • Westminster Cathedral - Specialist Roof Subcontractors QS
  • Canterbury Cathedral - Specialist Roof Subcontractors QS
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst - Subcontractors QS
  • Government Offices Window Refurbishment, London- Subcontractors QS
  • National Museum of Wales Refurbishment - Subcontractors QS
  • Conversion of office building into hotel, Central London - Subcontractors QS
  • 'The Balancing Barn', Norfolk as featured on 'George Clarke's Amazing Spaces' - Subcontractors QS
  • Art gallery extension, Coventry - Subcontractors QS
  • Private Hospital, Cambridge- Subcontractors QS
  • Private Care Home, Norwich- Subcontractors QS
  • University of Cambridge, numerous restoration projects - Subcontractors QS
  • University of Oxford restoration project - Subcontractors QS
  • New Build Primary and Secondary Schools, London - Subcontractors QS
  • New Build Primary School, Derbyshire- Subcontractors QS
  • Extra Service Stations Peterborough and Cambridge - Main Contractors QS
  • New Build Primark, Peterborough - Subcontractors QS
  • Private Residence, West London - Contract Administrator
  • Reporting on Onerous Clauses - QS
  • Glazing/Curtain Walling Contractors - QS Project Management, adjudications
  • Repudiation cases - Claims for restitution and damages
  • Numerous cases of contract evaluation/negotiation, default payment adjudication
  • Value Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Insolvency


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