I’m Robert Dean.

Robert Dean
Jun 18, 2020 · 2 min read

I have more than 13 years of experience in dispute resolution working with global multi-disciplinary contractors, clients and consultants on high-profile projects. I have been in the GCC for the past 7 years predominantly preparing and defending extension of time claims, prolongation claims, disruption claims and acceleration claims. I have worked on a series of high-profile arbitrations and adjudications in the Middle East. I have also provided commercial management and contract administration services on a wide range of projects, in a variety of construction and engineering sectors.

With regards to my academic qualifications, I have an LLM in ‘Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication’ from Robert Gordon University and a BSc in ‘Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying’ from Loughborough University.

I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with the RICS and hold fellowship status with the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and Quantity Surveyors International (FQSi). I am also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and the Society of Construction Law. I am currently a Senior Consultant with Driver Trett who supply some of the best construction consultants in Dubai. Driver Trett is part of Driver Group who have provided construction and engineering focused services since 1978.

My core skills and areas in which I can provide service are as follows:

Contract Advice and Administration

On-Site Commercial Management and Reporting

Delay and Financial Claims Consultancy

Dispute Resolution and Avoidance

Risk Management

Arbitration and Adjudication Support

In addition to my core skills and areas in which I provide service I am a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in data management and analytics. I have recently setup and run advanced e-discovery systems that utilise machine learning. These systems have helped clients analyse large volumes of data and vast quantities of project documents, efficiently, in short time periods. I also specialise in providing interactive, visual, delay and disruption analytics to help simplify claims narrative. My data analytics skill set, paired with my experience in dispute resolution has enabled me to assist clients resolve disputes more swiftly, and in instances avoid them all together.

Please contact me at robert.dean@drivertrett.com or on LinkedIn with any queries, for advice or to arrange a meeting.


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