FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Murray  Armes

  Country of residence: England

  Citizenship: United Kingdom


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (2019 Emerald book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, 2019

Other contract experience

  • 1999 Red and Yellow Books

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Technical expert
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - other
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Failure investigations
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

An established Chartered Architect, Arbitrator and Expert Witness, Murray has worked on major global projects in sectors such as residential, commercial, aviation, power, healthcare, and retail, engineering projects and commercial interiors.Murray is a FIDIC President’s List international adjudicator, on the adjudication panels of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CEDR and the Royal Institute of British Architects, on the CIArb DB panel and both the A and B lists of international dispute board adjudicators for the RICS and a Member of the Dispute Board Panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is an accredited mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the RIBA and on the CEDR panel of mediators. He is listed as an arbitrator by the CIArb, CEDR and the RIBA. He has been instructed on cases involving some of the most complex projects and highest value disputes in the world, covering almost every aspect of the design and construction of building projects and professional negligence for contracts in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. In 2014, Murray was appointed by F4E, and currently sits on the Panel of Adjudicators for the €17 billion European Undertaking for “ITER’ an international joint venture established under the European Atomic Energy Community Treaty and the reputedly the largest energy project in the world. Murray also currently sits on a dispute board for CERN, in relation to the new High Luminosity Project and major building projects. Both projects involve extensive civil engineering, below ground and tunnelling works, as well as above ground road and infrastructure and vertical construction. More recently he has been appointed to the DAB for a large nuclear project and another project in Africa. Murray has also been nominated and appointed for other dispute boards for power, road, water and construction projects.As arbitrator, Murray has decided disputes concerning latent defects insurance, coal mining

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Director and founder of Sense Studio Ltd (2012-present)
Previous positions: Director of Probyn Miers Ltd (2007-12), Director of Armes Associates Ltd (1991-2007), , , , , , , ,


  • Chartered Arbitrator (approx 50 awards)
  • Listed UK Adjudicator (approx 70 decisions)
  • Dispute Board Member (currently on three stabding DABs)
  • Accredited Mediator (approx 20 mediations)
  • Experts Witness (instructed on about 300 cases)


  • CEDR
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
  • London
  • ICC
  • ACE
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • Adjudication Society
  • Civil Mediation Council (CMC)
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
  • Freeman na Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitartors

Panel listings

  • FIDIC President's List
  • Adjudication panels of the RIBA
  • CiArb
  • CEDR
  • Arbitration panels of the RIBA
  • CiArb
  • CEDR
  • Mediation panels of the CIArb
  • CEDR
  • RICS Dispute Board Panel (A and B listing)
  • Ci Arb Dispute Board Panel

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • BA
  • Sheffield University UK
  • DipArch
  • Sheffield University UK
  • MA(Arch)
  • Sheffield University UK
  • MSc(ConstrLaw)
  • King's College
  • London
  • RIBA
  • Royal Institute of Architects
  • London
  • FCIArb
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • London
  • MAE
  • Academy of Experts
  • London