Paul is Chartered Quantity Surveyor at Thomas Sands Consulting who specialises in providing construction contract advice and solutions, drafting claims for variations and loss and expense, provides expert witness quantum and liability reports and party representation in adjudication and mediation. Paul is a highly sought after dispute resolver who sits on the RICS President's Panels of Commercial Mediators and Construction Adjudicators. Paul is an very experienced expert witness who is a member of both the Expert Witness Institute and the Academy of Experts. Paul has been appointed as lead commercial mediator in over 75 mediations since 2011.
Paul has spent his entire working life in construction. He began working for a construction business in 1994 working on a range of domestic, commercial and industrial projects. Paul quickly moved into a managerial position supervising small to medium sized sites, organising and controlling labour and plant resources. Paul’s work progressed to managing a number of larger projects, managing many new-build homes, civil engineering and industrial projects including mechanical engineering (M&E) installations. Paul’s work spanned from the creation of tenders and estimates, the management of live projects, the valuation of interim applications and agreement of final accounts.
Through both his quantity surveying practice, management of construction projects and academic and professional education, Paul has gained expert knowledge of construction, standard forms of contract, contract and construction law together in the negotiation and resolution of construction disputes.
"Mr Whittle conducted himself professionally in all respects, and I found him to be an effective mediator. In particular, I recall that he was able to insire trust and confidence in my lay client and was comfortable talking about the technicalities and commercial realities of the underlying construction dispute. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Whittle to act as a mediatoir in any case in which I was a representative." John Jessop, Barrister at 3 Paper Buildings, London."
"I was instructed as advocate at a mediation conducted by Paul. I was impressed by the way in which he quickly established a business-like rapport with both the lay clients and professional advisors. He had evidently prepared well well for the mediation and had a good grasp of the issues. As the day progressed he he made good use of a range of mediation skills and techniques, such as "reality testing" the clients. I would be happy to use Paul as mediator again, partticularly in construction related matters." James Fryer-Spedding, Barrister at 9 St. John Street, Manchester."
Education and Professional Career
2006 - Diploma in Surveying
2005 – Appointed Company Secretary
2008 – Appointed Construction Director
2006 – 2010 BSc (Hons) Construction Management
2011 – RICS & MATA Accredited Commercial Mediator
2012 - 2014 – LLM (Master of Law) Construction Law and Practice
2013 - 2015 – Graduate Diploma in Law
2015 - MSc Quantity Surveying
2015 – 2017 Pupillage under the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators – mentored by Finola O’Farrel QC of Keating Chambers in arbitration and adjudication.
2016 - RICS trained Expert Witness
2017 - RICS Adjudication RICS Diploma
Fellow of the RICS
Member of the CIOB
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of the Society of Construction Law
Member of the Adjudication Society
Member of ARBRIX
RICS President's Panel of Mediators - Construction Specialist Mediator
RICS President's Panel Construction Adjudicator
CIC Panel Commercial Mediator
UKA Adjudication Panel Construction Adjudicator
Paul is married with two young sons. Paul has an interest in many sports but especially golf for which he is a past county champion.
Please contact Lisa Rodger or Felicity Hamilton for Paul's availability and fees.
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|19 November 2020||Partial Settlement|
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|28 November 2019||Did Not Settle|
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|26 November 2018||Did Not Settle|
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|28 June 2018||Partial Settlement|
|8 November 2017||Did Not Settle|
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Certificate on file
3 March 2022
Level of Cover:
Mediation Training Provider:
MATA / RICS
Date Qualified as Mediator:
2 March 2011