FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Stephen Pratt

First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
Country Residence
United Kingdom
Educational Qualifications
Master of Science degree in Construction Management (1988)
Bachelor of Laws Honours degree (1995) Class 2:1
Professional qualifications
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (1994)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (1994)
Current employment status
Executive Director
Particular technical expertise
Present position
James R Knowles (Europe) Ltd
Positions held
Executive Director James R. Knowles Ltd (appointed 1995).
Divisional Executive, Bovis Construction Ltd, 1987 -2000
Quantity Surveyor, John Laing Construction Ltd, 1979-1987
Dispute resolution experience
Employed by James R Knowles Limited since October 1990 and involved in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes on major international projects in the Caribbean, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Turkey, United Kingdomraine and Zimbabwe.

2000: named Adjudicator in sub-contracts for R G Carter Limited (a large building and civil engineering contractor in the east of England).

Five appointments as Adjudicator.

1999: passed the Competence Assessment examination of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (first attempt) and accepted onto the Panel. Twelve appointments as Adjudicator (with a number of appointments declined as they were in conflict with subsisting commitments on overseas references).

1997: passed the Competence Assessment examination of the Academy of Construction Adjudicators (first attempt) and accepted onto the Panel as a Registered Adjudicator (now the Association of Independent Construction Adjudicators). Six appointments as Adjudicator.

1996: Three appointments as Arbitrator in adhoc Arbitrations (referred by Solicitors) since 1996.
Other panel listings
The Enforcement of ADR Clauses, Knowles Quarterly Review, 1998.
The Role of the Expert Witness, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Quarterly Journal, 1998.