FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Derek Ross

First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa
Country Residence
United Kingdom
Educational Qualifications
BA, BAI (Civil Engineering (Honours), Trinity College Dublin 1969)
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Examinations in Accountancy (1991), English Business Law (1991) and UK Taxation (1992);

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Examinations in Contract Law, Evidence, Tort, Arbitration Procedure and Award Writing (1993); and Institution of Civil Engineers Arbitration Endorsement Examination (1993)
MSc (Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London 2000)
PhD (Shifting Bed Models, Trinity College Dublin 1976)
Professional qualifications
CEng (Chartered Civil Engineer, Institution of Engineers of Ireland 1980)
CArb (Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2005)
DipICArb (Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2010)
Accredited Mediator (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2003)
FDBF (Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation 2012)
FIEI (Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland 1993)
FCIArb (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1993)
Current employment status
Senior Partner
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Geotechnics and foundations, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Irrigation and Land Reclamation, Marine Civil Engineering, Metro railway and stations, Pipelines, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Rock Anchors & grouting
Present position
Senior Partner
Positions held
Senior Consultant, James R Knowles Limited, Construction Contracts Consultants, United Kingdom (May 1994 to January 1997)

Freelance Consultant, Layng Ross, Construction Contracts Consultants, United Kingdom (May 1990 to April 1994)

Director & General Manager, Thew (United Kingdom) Limited, Civil Engineering Contractors, United Kingdom (April 1988 to April 1990)

Project Manager, Saudi Consulting Services, Consulting Engineers, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (February 1985 to February 1988)

Freelance Consulting Civil Engineer, Ross & Company, Consulting Engineers, Ireland (August 1980 to February 1985)

Site Manager, IrishEnco Limited, Civil Engineering Contractors, Ireland (January 1979 to July 1980)

Section Engineer & Site Manager, Public Works Limited, Civil Engineering Contractors, Ireland (December 1975 to December 1978)

Writing PhD Thesis (April 1975 to September 1975)

Resident Engineer, McCabe, Delaney & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Ireland (January 1974 to March 1975)

Contracts Engineer, Irish Industrial Tanks Limited, Tank Erection Contractors, Ireland (October 1972 to December 1973)

Resident Engineer, Roadstone Limited, Stone, Concrete & Asphalt Suppliers, Ireland (January 1972 to October 1972)

Research Engineer, McCabe, Delaney & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Ireland (September 1969 to January 1972)
Dispute resolution experience
Conciliator of several roads disputes; values €5.5m to €115m. (currently 17 no. Recommendations issued). All disputes settled within 2 months of final recommendations.

Construction Adjudicator of numerous disputes concerning contract interpretation, building and civil engineering technical issues, quantum, time delay, piling and subsidence (currently 23 no. adjudication decisions issued).

Arbitrator of Construction, Motor Industry and Holiday Travel disputes (currently 16 no. scheme arbitration awards, and 1 no. ad-hoc construction arbitration award, issued)

Mediator of 3 no. construction disputes, of which 2 no. settled on the day of the hearing.

Early Neutral Evaluator of a multi-million euro sewerage scheme dispute (1 no. multi-issue recommendation issued).

Lead Mediator and/or Co-Mediator of numerous neighbour disputes on pro-bono basis.
Other panel listings
Layng Ross Monthly Newsletters: May 2010 to date
Several articles in Quarterly ‘QSi’: 2010 to date; ‘A Matter of Dissatisfaction’, article in ‘Construction & Engineering Law’, Vol. 6, Issue 1, March 2001