First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, North America, South Asia
Country Residence
United Kingdom
Educational Qualifications
Visiting Professor, King’s College London (2014, Visiting Senior Lecturer 2005, Visiting Senior Researcher 1999)
Dispute Resolution Board Foundation’s DRB/DAB practices and procedures training and the advanced chairing workshop (October 2004, San Francisco).
LLM. Masters Degree in Laws, University College London (1996/97).
LPC. Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law, Store Street, London (1995/96). Awarded a Commendation
Dip Law. Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster (1993-95) Part-time student representative.
BSc (Hons). First class Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying (1990-92). Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Prize for best student. KPMG Faculty Award for major project cost planning.
Professional qualifications
FRICS: Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered discipline Surveyors (1994).
FCIARB: Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb 2007, MCIArb since 2003).
Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
Member, International Bar Association (IBA).
Member, Technology and Construction Solicitor’s Association (TeCSA).
Past Chairman, Society of Construction Law (SCL).
Past President, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF 2003).
Past President, Adjudication Society.
Member, Chartered Institute of Building (1996 MCIOB, Associate since 1990).
Freeman, Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (2007).
Current employment status
Solicitor / Senior Partners of Fenwick Elliott LLP
Particular technical expertise
Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Geotechnics and foundations, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Irrigation and Land Reclamation, Manufacturing and Process Plant, Marine Civil Engineering, Metro railway and stations, Natural gas and LNG Facilities, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Tunnels and Shafts, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
Present position
Partner Fenwick Elliott LLP
Positions held
Solicitor, Forsters LLP (Sept 1999 – Feb 2002)
Trainee Solicitor, Masons Solicitors (Sept 1997 – Sept 1999)
Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster (Aug 1994-Sept 1997)
Quantity surveyor (Freelance) (Sept 1991 Aug 1994)
PQS, Goyne Adams, London (Sept 1990 – Sept 1991)
Senior QS, Wyncon Construction Ltd (Sept 1988 – Sept 1990)
Surveyor, Toggle Mouldings (Sept 1987 – Sept 1988)
Draftsman, James Chandler ltd (Sept 1985 – Sept 1987)
Dispute resolution experience
Extensive as counsel (day job), adjudicator (100 plus), arbitrator and mediator (70 plus) in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa
Chair, ICC’s International Sub-Committee for Expertise.

Adjudicator (TeCSA, RIBA, CEDR, and CIArb, registered), dispute board (DAB/DRB) member (FIDIC adjudicator, registered with DRBF) arbitrator (ICC, LCIA, DIAC, DIFC, ad-hoc UNCITRAL).

Trains mediators, adjudicators, arbitrators and dispute board members for CEDR, CIArb, ICE, RICS, DRBF and the IFC (World Bank).

Regularly acts as a mediator (in more than 70 mediations) in construction, engineering, insurance, property and commercial disputes (CEDR Chambers, LCIA, Clerksroom) including high value complex multi-party mediations.
Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, Virgin Islands, British, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Yemen
Other panel listings
Nicholas has published widely in the areas of construction law and dispute resolution. Some main examples include:
Books, Chapters, Reports, Guidance Notes, Contracts
Gould, N. Chairman of drafting committee et al (2012) Guidance
Note: Conflict Avoidance and Dispute Resolution, RICS Black Book.
Gould, N, King, C, and Lockwood, C. (2011) Cost Management Pilot Research; Interim report, King’s College London, February.
Gould, N. King, C. and Britton P. (2010) Mediating Construction Disputes: An evaluation of Existing Practice, King’s College London. Preface by Rt Hon the Lord Woolf, foreword by Rt Hon Rupert Jackson.
Gould, N. and Ors (2009) The Use of Mediation in Construction Disputes: Summary Report of the Final Results, King’s College London and HMCS, 7 May 2009.
Gould, N. and Russell, V. (2007) Chapter 11 Claims and Dispute Resolution, in Pickavance, K. Practical Construction Guides: Construction Law and Management, Informa. Preface written by Russell, V. and Gould, N.
Gould, N. and Hudson Tyreman, A. (2007) Mediation in Construction; and Interim Report, Kings College, London.
Gould, N. and Russell, V. (2005) Module 10: Dispute Resolution, part of Self Study Construction Law Course, Informa.
Gould, N, Pickavance, K and Dr Critchlow, J. (2003/04) PFE Change Management Supplements and Guidance Notes for use with the JCT, ICE and NEC contracts.
Gould, N. Capper, P. Dixon, G. & Cohen, M. (1999) Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry, Thomas Telford, London. Foreword by the Rt Hon Lord Justice Otton FCIA. On 2 March 2001 Nicholas received a Silver Medal in the Chartered Institute of Building's Literary Awards for this book.
Gould, N. Capper, P. Dixon, G. & Cohen, M. (1998) An Evaluation of the Dispute Resolution Techniques in the British Construction Industry: A Survey and Series of Case Studies of British Practice, DETR Partners in Technology Report.
Gould, N. (1998) “Dispute Resolution in Estonia” in Fenn, P et al (Eds) Dispute Resolution and conflict in construction: An International Perspective, E & FN Spons