Barrister, MBA, PG Dip Project Management, FRICS, FCIOB, MCIArb, Accredited Mediator and Adjudicator
Trevor is owner and Managing Director of Morecraft Drury. He is a Barrister, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager, Project Manager, Expert Witness, Mediator and Registered Panel Adjudicator with over 35 years construction industry experience, having worked for contractors and consultancies. He is also a practicing barrister at 12 Old Square Chambers in London.
He is a member of the Society of Construction Law, Adjudication Society, and is Chairman of the Consultant Quantity Surveyors Association. He is also Chairman of the CIOB Bristol Hub and committee member of the Western Counties branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Trevor is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers of the City of London.
Trevor established the company in 2003 and specialises in providing project solutions by advising on procurement, commercial management, project risks, dispute avoidance, construction contract, claims and dispute resolution. He has been appointed as a quantum and project management expert witness, represents clients in adjudications,is an accredited mediator and panel adjudicator. Trevor has been appointed expert witness by a number of international law firms and energy companies and has advised and acted on behalf of a number of large public bodies, corporate clients and contractors.
Sector experience includes energy, road, rail and airport infrastructure, office, industrial, healthcare, education, prison, defence, Olympic and other sports venues, food, retail, municipal, hotel, social and private residential development
A Barrister conducting Adjudications with Morecraft Drury
In conducting Construction Adjudications for Contractors he has been described as " a winner of Titanic battles".
He was in-house Legal Counsel with Bovis Lend Lease a multi-national project management and construction company for eleven years.
He holds a BA Hons Law Degree and the MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from King's College University of London and he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Society of Construction Law.
Anthony has practiced as both a Solicitor and Barrister, was Called to the Bar in 1987 and now practices exclusively as a Barrister.
Anthony has a number of published legal articles to his name including articles published in the In House Counsel Journal and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has also written a number of articles on Construction Adjudication based on his extensive experience of conducting Adjudications on behalf of Contractors. In one case he took on and succeeded against one of the largest Construction Law firms in the UK, winning an Adjudication that resulted in the Contractor being saved from financial ruin.
Anthony's client said: " We wish to stress that we found ourselves in a David and Goliath situation with the client selecting a law firm who are more familiar with sorting out multi-million pound claims and the size of the task should not be underestimated and nor should the task facing Anthony Philpott, just one man against, believe it or not, no less than three solicitors including one partner and an eminent QC known for his books on construction law and at times dedicated in fighting a truly titanic battle which has evolved into epic proportions....Not withstanding this, Anthony has come through with flying colours and has also been a stalwart in supporting us during some very stressful times which was a rollercoaster ride of emotion of highs and lows and believe you and me, I am not in any way over-dramatising this situation....He has shown phenomenal resilience and an amazing knowledge of construction law and without his help and guile, I very much doubt we woudl have succeeded..."
Mark is Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Registered Adjudicator and Expert Witness with over 30 years experience within the construction industry working for both consultancies and construction companies. He is also an Associate of the Confederation of Construction Specialists.
Mark specialises in procurement, preparation of bills of quantities both traditional and builders quantities, tender and contract documentation, post contract commercial management, contract advice, claims and quantum expert evidence.
Sector experience includes energy, infrastructure, healthcare, education, hotel, Olympic sports venues, municipal, leisure, commercial office, retail, warehouse and residential projects
B.Eng. (Hons) Civil, M.Sc (Construction Law), MCIArb, FCIOB.
Alan has over 17 years’ experience in the construction sector, predominantly in the fields of planning, controls and delay analysis in both Singapore and London. He chaired the development of the CIOB’s guide to professional standards for the Management of Time on complex construction projects with the then President. He sits on the expert panel for the United States Government Accountability Office (the US GAO ) in relation to their cost and schedule management guide. He is also is a member of the Cabinet Offices’ Major Projects Authority risk review panel.
Alan has worked for some of the UK’s largest contractors as well as several of the UK’s top consultancies. He has worked on projects for and provided services to well recognised clients including Native Land, St James properties, ExxonMobil and RBS.
Sector experience includes infrastructure, Olympic sports stadia, high rise office, oil and gas, retail shopping centre, hotel resorts, media and communications, banking and residential
BSc (Hons), FCIOB, MRICS
Rob specialises in project management, time management including project planning/scheduling, training, IT, and business/financial consultancy services and has over 30 years construction industry experience.
He has experience in a wide range of work including project and construction management, expert witness, contract and implementation supervision, business planning, time and financial modelling, budget costing/appraisals.
Rob is an expert in time management and a core member and contributor to the CIOB publication “Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects”.
Rob is highly computer literate and has designed applications to deal with many aspects of construction e.g. ISO 9001 QA and Project management systems, SAP rating, interstitial condensation risk analysis, energy demand calculations, soakaway design, costing analysis, cash flow, business costing analysis and cost/quality models. He is an expert with AutoCAD, IMSI TurboCAD, Serif DTP, 'SNAP' survey/marketing software, MapInfo & GGP mapping software, MPI X-Pert project planning/scheduling software and familiar with Microsoft Project, Asta Powerproject, Primavera and Spider project planning and scheduling software.
Sector experience includes nuclear de-commissioning, rail infrastructure, highways,factory, commercial and residential projects with extensive experience in managing substantial public sector multi project investment programmes.
Dip Surv, BSc (Hons) Construction Management
Director & Company Secretary
Dawn is the practice manager and is responsible for customer care and management of the financial and administrative aspects of the business. She has years of experience working within the construction industry and is an expert in dealing with its highly complex paperwork and other administrative complexities. She has experience of working within a solicitors practice and has been a Registrar’s clerk in the County Court. Dawn is accustomed to the high-speed turnaround of information often necessary within the industry.