Curriculum Vitae

Nigel Grout FCIHT, FCIArb, DipICArb
Worldwide Construction Dispute Resolution
and Avoidance

Personal Details:

Date of Birth: 15 February 1957
Nationality: British
Resides: Bedford, England

Professional Membership:

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
Member of the Society of Construction Law
Corporate Member of the Dispute Board Federation (Geneva)
Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (USA)
Member of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)


Accredited Construction Adjudicator
Panel Arbitrator
Included on the FIDIC President's List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators
Accredited Expert Determiner
Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration – Pepperdine University USA
Diploma in Quantity Surveying - Croydon College of Design and Technology UK

Career Overview:

Nigel Grout is an experienced and impartial construction  professional specialising in the resolution and avoidance of disputes and contentious issues. He has spent over 35 years as a practising Quantity Surveyor working exclusively on civil engineering projects; particularly highways, structures, water, rail and infrastructure. This included 16 years predominantly site based working for national and regional UK contractors, before establishing and running successful QS practices from 1991 until 2006. His QS consultancies provided commercial support services for a number of major construction projects including the M25 road widening, London Underground Jubilee Line Extension, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Patras Ferry Harbour in Greece.

Nigel has specialised in construction dispute resolution and avoidance since 1991, and now acts as an independent practitioner in this field. He has formal training and qualifications in international commercial arbitration, and is a panel or listed arbitrator with various international arbitral organisations. He has acted as party representative in many construction adjudications, and is an accredited adjudicator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and included on the Construction Industry Council Register of Adjudicators. Nigel is also a listed Expert with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and has been appointed as a quantum expert in arbitrations in the UK and Eastern Europe. He possesses detailed knowledge of Dispute Boards practice and procedure, and sits as a member of international dispute adjudication boards including acting as a sole member DAB. He is on the FIDIC President's List of Dispute Adjudicators, and is also approved as a dispute board member by the DB Federation and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Currently an assessor for the Academy of Experts on their expert determination course. Possesses good technical skills and a sound knowledge of contract law. Has written numerous reports for clients outlining findings and reasoning based on facts and contract provisions. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Trained in mediation.

Particular expertise in FIDIC, ICE and NEC contract conditions, and many bespoke conditions.

Fields of Expertise:

Acted and advised in numerous matters as to:

Interim/Final Accounts
Bills of Quantity
Set Off
Extensions of Time
Price Fluctuations
Design Obligations
Suspension and termination
Labour and plant resource allocation
Liquidated Damages
Breach of Contract
Submittals for Adjudication

Interpretation of Contract Documents
Preparation/Defence of Claims
Delay and Disruption
Differing Site Conditions
Evaluation of additional/varied work
Force Majeure
Construction Quality and Defects
Risk and Responsibility
Critical Path Analysis
Payment Provisions
Contractual Advice
Construction Case Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills:

International Dispute Boards
International Commercial Arbitration
Expert Determination

Member or Listed Arbitrator with:

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Danish Arbitration, Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA) and Mauritius Court of Arbitration (MCCI).

Projects Undertaken:

Water/Sewage Treatment Plants
Marine Works
Environmental Works
Reinforced Concrete Structures
Light Railways
Gas Terminals
Sea Defences
Piling and Substructure

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Nigel Grout FCIHT, FCIArb, DipICArb Tel: +44 (0) 7966 165797 © Digital Paint 2007


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