Dr Hamish Lal is ranked in Band 1 for both construction and international construction arbitration in Chambers UK, and in the top tier in the The Legal 500: UK. He is an adjunct professor at University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fulbright Scholar and author of the Manual of Construction Agreements published by LexisNexis.
Dr Lal is a specialist in international construction arbitration and deals with prospective and retrospective delay analysis, disruption, cumulative impact claims, FEED errors, non-conformance reports, design codes (such as DNV-OS-J101), pipeline weld defects, bad-weather windows, vessel-standby, unforeseen ground conditions, professional negligence, taking over and completion, liquidated damages, incentive payments, variations, bond calls (based on URDG758) and termination under various forms of contract under the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), CRINE/LOGIC and NEC3/4.
The Construction Disputes Law Review is a useful guide to the most consequential aspects of international construction disputes, highlighting the practical implications of the relevant case law, statutes and procedures. Topics covered include time bars as condition precedent to entitlement; right to payment for variations; concurrent delay; suspension and termination; penalties and liquidated damages; defects correction and liabilities; overall liability caps; and much more.