Nicholas GouldPartner at Fenwick Elliott
Nicholas conducts a mix of contract drafting, strategic project advice and dispute resolution work. He acts in a wide range of construction sectors in the UK and internationally, including general construction, transport, communications, industrial, process plant, petrochemical, and energy. A solicitor advocate and chartered surveyor, his dual qualifications provide a layer of expertise that adds a practical level to his work. Nicholas has considerable experience dealing with contracts and subcontracts of various forms but has a particular expertise in dispute resolution where his experience spans litigation, arbitration (domestic and international), adjudication, DAB/DRB,mediation, early neutral evaluation and expert determination. He has conducted Government funded research into construction dispute resolution. He also regularly acts as a mediator in construction, engineering and commercial disputes, and sits as adjudicator on international Dispute Adjudication Boards and as arbitrator. Nicholas has been listed and quoted by clients in The Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners UK, independent directories which rank law firms as “very energetic,” “a very charismatic lawyer” and “an academic”; he is also noted for his “ability to pre-empt potential problems and provide advice in a clear manner that maintains the individual needs of clients”. He has published widely in the area of construction law and dispute resolution.