PG Dip, Construction Law
PG Dip, Surveying
BA (Hons) Economics and Politics
Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
James has extensive experience in undertaking significant roles in providing both contentious and non-contentious commercial services to the construction, engineering and outsourcing sectors.
With over 20 years’ experience, gained from projects in the UK, Russia, South Africa and EMEA regions, James is a knowledgeable and versatile member of the Blake Newport team. Commissions undertaken in the contentious sector include numerous adjudications and providing quantum support to Expert Witnesses in Arbitration. In the non-contentious sector, James has provided commercial and contract management support across the spectrum of clients, contractors and subcontractors.
During his career, James has been involved in numerous major construction and engineering projects, these include infrastructure, power, pharmaceutical, offshore projects as well as a number of EPC projects.
In addition, he has also provided commercial support to an Insolvency Practice following the liquidation of a multi-national structural engineering company and assisted one of the Big Four accounting organisations in providing audit services to one of the largest construction contractors in the UK.