FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Lindy  Patterson

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: British


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Caribbean

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
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 2 Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication

Technical expertise

  • Construction law
  • Other I have a detailed understanding of a number of the disciplines identified above
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects

Short summary experiences

My role as dispute board chair and single dispute board member on both standing and ad hoc boards has required a number of skills beyond simply knowing the law or the contract. Gaining the trust of both parties is key to the board starting off on the right foot and being accepted by both parties. This requires flexibility; being willing to listen and being firm when needed.Working well with other board members is essential . I work very hard at this I have been on many site visits; held meetings on and off site; run hearings.I am very experienced in FIDIC ; NEC; JCT and ICC as well as a huge number of bespoke contacts

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions:


  • Dispute Board Chair for 5 years on a contract based on FIDIC for civils work involved in construction of a power plant in Scandinavia including dealing with a major dispute.
  • Dispute Board Chair on an EPC Contract for a nuclear power plant.
  • Past Member (and legal adviser) of Adjudicators’ Panel for CERN’s HiLumi civil engineering works at the Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
  • Chair in LCIA Arbitration re claims and counterclaims for extensions of time; prolongation costs and delay damages arising from EPC contract for construction of Bulk Liquid Terminal and Jet Fuel Pip
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration between government body and contractor subject to Romanian law re extension of time and monetary claims from road project
  • seated in Paris


  • ICC;
  • Immediate past president of DRBF ( Region 2)
  • LCIA Member
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Civil enginering Surveyors
  • Chair of arbitral appointments committee ( domestic) of Scottish Arbitration Centre

Panel listings

  • TecSA adjudicators panel
  • RICS Adjudicators panel
  • RICS Arbitrators Panel
  • RIBA Adjudicators Panel
  • RICS administered Conflict aAvoidance Panel for TfL

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Barrister; England- law - qualified English and Scots law
  • Queen's Counsel