Expert Determination

Brian’s ADR practice also includes expert determination, a procedure that allows the parties to jointly instruct him to make an expert decision that is final and binding.

Widely used in the energy and construction sectors, expert determination is securing a place in the maritime sector, particularly concerning issues relating to seamanship, cargo stowage, navigation and ship performance, effectively de- escalating many charterparty disputes and avoiding the souring of otherwise good relationships.

Brian is accredited as an expert determiner by the Academy of Experts and employs an inquisitorial method and this has proven to be the more productive and cost effective method of alternative dispute resolution.