Edward is the managing director of Corbett & Co. He is acknowledged as one of the world’s most experienced international construction lawyers with an unsurpassed reputation as a FIDIC expert.
After reading law at Oxford University, he qualified as a barrister and practised for a short while before joining Masons in 1984. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1988.
He has an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has conducted advocacy both in arbitration and DAB proceedings. He also has experience as an arbitrator and adjudicator on both UK and international disputes. He is an accredited mediator. He is on FIDIC’s lists of mediators and adjudicators and is trained as a TeCSA adjudicator. He has experience in all forms of construction contract.
Edward is the author of FIDIC 4th – A Practical Legal Guide and many articles and papers dealing with aspects of international construction contracts. He is also editor-in-chief of Construction Law International (CLInt). He has lectured extensively on construction law and in particular on FIDIC’s standard forms of contract.
Andrew joined Corbett & Co in 2005 as a solicitor. He is one of the foremost arbitration and ADR specialists and his practice focuses on construction dispute resolution both domestically and internationally.
Andrew qualified with an LLB honours degree in law from Reading University before being called to the bar in 1992. He practised as a barrister for a short while in London before joining Corbett & Co in 1995 as a solicitor. In 1999 he moved to Norton Rose before returning to Corbett & Co in 2005.
He has an MSc in Construction and Property Law, receiving a distinction, and was awarded the Titmus, Seiner, Dechert prize for excellence. He has Diplomas in international commercial arbitration and domestic arbitration. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has conducted advocacy both in arbitration and DAB proceedings. He has experience in FIDIC, ICE, JCT, NEC and bespoke forms of construction contract.
He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, International Bar Association (IBA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Society of Construction Law (SCL), and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
Andrew is the author of A Practical Approach to Arbitration Law and Arbitration of Commercial Disputes – International and English Law and Practice. He has lectured on construction law at South Bank University and written numerous articles on arbitration, adjudication and other forms of ADR.
Steve joined Corbett & Co in 2000 as a solicitor. He has particular expertise in the use of FIDIC forms of contract. His practice involves acting for clients in both international construction arbitrations and DAB proceedings. He has also dealt with disputes in the UK including proceedings before the Technology and Construction Court and in adjudication.
Steve graduated with a BA at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Following a career in public housing, he qualified as a solicitor with Warner Cranston where he then joined its Construction Litigation department. During his six and a half years with Warner Cranston, Steve worked on a variety of large-value construction disputes and professional indemnity claims against construction professionals. Steve has an MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London, and has conducted advocacy in DAB proceedings, and written on construction law. He has experience in FIDIC, ICE, JCT, MF1 and bespoke forms of construction contract.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Adjudication Society (AS), the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the International Bar Association (IBA), King’s College Construction Law Association (KCCLA), and the Society of Construction Law (SCL). Steve was born in New Zealand and has dual New Zealand and Irish nationality. He is a Spanish speaker.
Victoria joined Corbett & Co in 2003, and is a solicitor qualified to practise in England and Wales and Hong Kong. She has extensive international experience in all forms of construction and engineering dispute resolution, with particular expertise in complex international arbitration and the FIDIC forms of contract.
Victoria qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Building Management (in which she was awarded the Tolent Construction prize for economics and finance) and spent a year working for an architectural practice before embarking on her legal training which she completed with Masons in London and Hong Kong. She spent a total of four years with Masons before joining the Construction Group of Herbert Smith’s Litigation and Arbitration Department.
Victoria has an MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King’s College, London, and has completed the Society of Construction Law advocacy training course. She has conducted advocacy both in arbitration and DAB proceedings, and written articles on international construction law. She has experience in FIDIC, ICE, JCT, HKIA and bespoke forms of construction contract.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), the International Bar Association (IBA),and the Society of Construction Law (SCL).
Taner Dedezade is an English barrister, with over 15 years experience, specialising in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings concerning international construction and engineering projects, mostly under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books. He represents both international Contractors and Employers involved in projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, undertaking advocacy as necessary in both DAB and arbitration proceedings. He has developed a particular expertise in the enforcement of DAB decisions having acted as sole counsel in arbitration proceedings concerning the same and having written various articles on this complex subject.
After reading law he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996 and practised as a barrister for just over 10 years, appearing in numerous cases in the courts and tribunals of England and Wales including the Court of Appeal. He was also appointed to one of the UK Government’s Treasury Counsel Panels. He joined Corbett & Co in 2007.
Taner has an MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London (in which he was awarded the Bickerdike Allen prize), and a diploma (Merit) in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary College, London (achieving a distinction in his dissertation). He also lectures and acts as a tutor and dissertation supervisor on the King’s MSc course. Since 2010 Taner has presented many FIDIC seminars in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America on both FIDIC Contracts and FIDIC Claims on behalf of Cornerstone Seminars. Taner is a published author in International Construction and Arbitration Law.
Dominic, is a solicitor who joined Corbett & Co as a consultant in February 2010, is recognised in the legal directories as in the top category of leading individuals specialising in construction law, and has been involved in many high profile disputes such as the Heathrow Tunnel collapse and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
He left Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in History and, having worked as a staff writer on Management Today and Engineering Today, he returned to Cambridge to study law. Having trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters & Paines, he moved to Lovell White & King in Hong Kong and then London. In 1996 he joined specialist construction law practice Shadbolt & Co as a partner in the Construction and Engineering Unit where he remained until February 2010.
He has conducted advocacy both in arbitration and DAB proceedings, and is a TeCSA accredited adjudicator and a CEDR and TeCSA trained mediator. He is Social Secretary of TeCSA (the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association) and Chairman of the Law Courts Branch of the Arbitration Club. He represented TeCSA on the Latham Working Party tasked with advising the Government on the review of the Construction Act and currently represents TeCSA on the Construction Umbrella Bodies Adjudication Task Group on the implementation of the changes to the primary and secondary legislation. He is a regular contributor to Building Magazine and contributes to Construction Law Journal of which he is a co-editor. He is a regular speaker at in-house and external courses and conferences.
Elizabeth is a solicitor who joined Corbett & Co in 2006 as a consultant. She has considerable experience in statutory adjudications arising from contracts under the HGCRA 1996 and was involved in some of the earliest and most significant High Court judgements on the enforcement of adjudications.
After obtaining an LLB (Honours) in Law at Kings College, University of London, Elizabeth completed her training at Beale & Company and continued her career there for several years, becoming a Partner in 1992. While there she acted on behalf of construction professionals and their insurers. She then joined the legal group at Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd in 1995 and was responsible for the establishment of an in-house dispute resolution service for the company where her work predominantly involved disputes arising under the ICE 5th and 6th contracts and the NEC, as well as assistance to the in-house team drafting and negotiating contracts for the company.
Elizabeth joined construction specialist Shadbolt & Co in 1999, becoming an Associate in 2006. While there she acted on behalf of clients in the UK, Europe and East Africa in domestic High Court litigation and UK and International arbitrations involving the ICE, JCT and FIDIC forms of contract.
She is a member of the Society of Construction Law and since 2010 has been a member of the editorial panel of the IBA publication Construction Law International (‘CLInt’) for whom she regularly contributes articles and case updates.
Martin joined Corbett & Co in 2011 as a consultant.
After reading law at Oriel College, Oxford, he was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1976 and in Hong Kong in 1978. He returned to England in 1980 and joined Nabarro Nathanson, initially in their corporate team, but soon developing a specialist practice in the then new field of non-contentious construction law. He headed Nabarro’s Construction Department for 10 years from its formation until he left in 1997 to spend 7 years as a partner at Norton Rose, followed by a further 7 years as a full-time consultant at Herbert Smith.
Martin’s nearly 30 years’ experience as a non-contentious construction lawyer has included advising sponsors, developers, funders, contractors and suppliers on numerous energy (including oil, gas, nuclear and renewables), infrastructure, PFI and real estate development projects and related major equipment supply contracts. He is familiar with FIDIC and most other international standard forms of contract as well as the UK standard building contract forms.
He has been a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a regular speaker at the International Bar Association, and for over 10 years he was the UK correspondent for the International Construction Law Review.
Natalie joined Corbett & Co in 2008 as a solicitor. She assists in dealing with large and complex international disputes in adjudication, arbitration and litigation.
After qualifying with a BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Science from King’s College London and a Diploma in Law from The College of Law, Natalie trained at a niche London firm in the property, insurance and construction group where she was involved in a wide range of contentious work in the English Courts (the Mercantile Court, the Technology and Construction Court and the Court of Appeal) and at mediation as well as non-contentious work. She was admitted as a solicitor in 2007. She has experience in FIDIC, JCT and bespoke forms of construction contract.
Natalie has an MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London, and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Adjudication Society (AS), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Society of Construction Law (SCL) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Natasha Nguyen joined Corbett & Co. in 2012. She assists in dealing with large international construction and engineering projects and disputes.
Since joining the firm, Natasha has been involved in complex multi-million pound international arbitration and litigation proceedings concerning projects in Europe. She has experience working with both JCT and FIDIC forms of construction contract.
Natasha holds Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degrees from the University of Melbourne and is an Australian qualified lawyer. While studying, she served on the editorial board of her university’s flagship peer-reviewed academic law journal, the Melbourne University Law Review.
She moved to London in 2009 to undertake her training contract at Linklaters LLP where she completed seats in the construction, competition/antitrust, corporate and financial regulation practice groups. Whilst at Linklaters, Natasha worked on several high profile UK construction and real estate matters. Natasha has also worked for the Law Commission for England and Wales where she was primarily involved in insurance contract law reform. She contributed to the Law Commission’s 2012 consultation paper on the business insured’s duty of disclosure and the law of warranties.