Career & Experience

Dickon is a senior dispute resolution lawyer with experience of leading major litigation for national and international clients. He specialises in project-based litigation of infrastructure, construction and energy disputes. Dickon’s experience extends across disputes arising in sectors including Energy, Retail (including Logistics), Education and Transport.

Dickon frequently advises on business critical and strategic issues, as often helping to avoid disputes as trying to resolve them. Dickon has an deep understanding and knowledge of commercial contract disputes with experience at all levels of the courts system and in arbitration as well as a strong track record in successful mediation. Dickon’s expertise includes adjudication and specialist construction disputes as well as associated high-value professional negligence and civil fraud actions.

Recent highlights have included significant wins, including as to the flawed design/construction of a wastewater treatment plant, the failure of a large logistics and distribution contract and a number of claims as to whether large agricultural machinery installations were fit for purpose. Dickon particularly enjoys the speed and tactics of adjudication and other alternative dispute processes, especially where they include face to face negotiation and persuasion.

Accolades

  • Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law
  • Member of Constructing Excellence South West
  • Contributor to 'International Arbitration; A Practical Guide (Globe Law and Business, 2013)
  • Noted as 'Associate to Watch'/'Notable Practitioner in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 guides

Career & Experience

Dickon is a senior dispute resolution lawyer with experience of leading major litigation for national and international clients. He specialises in project-based litigation of infrastructure, construction and energy disputes. Dickon’s experience extends across disputes arising in sectors including Energy, Retail (including Logistics), Education and Transport.

Dickon frequently advises on business critical and strategic issues, as often helping to avoid disputes as trying to resolve them. Dickon has an deep understanding and knowledge of commercial contract disputes with experience at all levels of the courts system and in arbitration as well as a strong track record in successful mediation. Dickon’s expertise includes adjudication and specialist construction disputes as well as associated high-value professional negligence and civil fraud actions.

Recent highlights have included significant wins, including as to the flawed design/construction of a wastewater treatment plant, the failure of a large logistics and distribution contract and a number of claims as to whether large agricultural machinery installations were fit for purpose. Dickon particularly enjoys the speed and tactics of adjudication and other alternative dispute processes, especially where they include face to face negotiation and persuasion.

Accolades

  • Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law
  • Member of Constructing Excellence South West
  • Contributor to 'International Arbitration; A Practical Guide (Globe Law and Business, 2013)
  • Noted as 'Associate to Watch'/'Notable Practitioner in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 guides

Expertise

  • Construction and engineering disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Adjudication
  • Professional Negligence
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Civil Fraud