FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Paul  Taggart

  Country of residence: Italy

  Citizenship: British



Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • North America
  • East Asia
  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Other languages spoken: Understanding of French, Italian, German

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • 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)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Model Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement 2ND Edition (2017)

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

Other contract experience

  • FIDIC 4the Edition. FIDIC 3rd Edition.

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness
  • Councillor
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - other
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - water
  • Building services - Communications
  • Building services - other
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Defence
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Metals and Mining
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Cons
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Other Quantum

Short summary experiences

Determination of extensions of time entitlements and of time related costs arising from delay events on civil infrastructure, bridges, tunnelling , building and marine projects. Also analysis of entitlement to delay damages and entitlement to calling of performance guarantees. Similarly, determination of acceleration costs in relation to constructive acceleration and agreed acceleration costs. Determination of delay and disruption in relation to design programmes on design and construct/EPC infrastructure and marine projects arising from the design approval and comment process and/or introduction of variations. Determination of changed ground conditions and events which are operations of the force of nature (including rain, flooding, landslides) including time and cost effects in tunnelling projects using either TBM(hard rock, soft rock and mixed ground and in aggressive groundwater conditions) or NATM methods and various ground indexing systems and in open areas. Determination force majeure entitlements.Determination of extension of defects periods. Determination of suspension and termination costs. Determination of project interface arrangement disputes.Provision of informal advice on multiple minor disputed items/simple disagreement/erroneous contract provision interpretation in order to prevent dispute escalation.Determination of challenges on contractor's representative.Determination of time and cost impact arising from variations, determination of scope change entitlements, determination of interpretation of specification/ER requirements. Determination of disputed rates and prices. Determination of disputed indirect cost and overheads.Determination of specification/ER compliance on materials. Determination of design, material and workanship fitness for purpose. Determination of conflicting contract documents (ambiguities and discrepancies). Determination of concrete design life compliance with ER's. Determination of embankment materials compliance wi

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Managing Partner Construction Contract Services LLP (2006 - )
Previous positions: Head of Contracts Dept. Zueblin International GmbH (2001-2006), Manager Contract Dept, CGIC JV (1994-2000), Director, ELTA Ltd Contracts Commercial Service (1993 -1994), Managing Consultant, HighPoint Schaer PLC (1989 1993), Project Commercial Manager, Shanks & McEwan PLC (1987-1989), Division Manager, GIMOD JV (1983-1987), Monklands District Counsel, Quantity Surveyor (1979-1983), , ,


  • Informal advice/opinions and dispute resolver in the following:
  • Delay (EOT) and disruption
  • acceleration
  • design
  • Differing geological conditions
  • variations (scope)
  • defects
  • quality
  • Material non-compliance
  • conflicting specification interpretation
  • Conflicting documentation
  • claim valuation
  • variation valuation
  • Methods of measurement
  • changes in legislation
  • escalation
  • taxes
  • Contract formation
  • jurisdiction
  • temination
  • liquidated damage
  • Provision of infomal advice/opinions


  • Member RICS
  • Fellow CIArb
  • Member Society of Construction Law

Panel listings

  • AIAC Adjudicator
  • AIAC Arbitrator
  • Milan Chamber of Commerce
  • Adjudicator

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • B.Sc in Quantity Surveying
  • Post Grad Diploma: Business Administration
  • SGBS
  • Post Grad Diploma: International Commercial Abitration
  • QMUL
  • LLM Construction Law (Pending)