Mr Paul Whittle MSc LL.M GDipLaw Dip Adj BSc (Hons) DipSurv MRICS MCIOB FCIArb

Membership Status: Mediator

General Information

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. In addition, Paul receives very regular mediation appointments from the RICS President via the RICS President's Panel of Mediators. In addition, Paul is a RICS President's Panel Construction Adjudicator.

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.

Recent feeback:

"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

2004 - 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.

2017 - RICS Adjudication Diploma


Chartered Quantity Surveyor

Chartered Construction Manager

Fellow - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member - Society of Construction Law

Member - Adjudication Society

Member of ARBRIX

RICS President's Panel of Mediators - Construction Specialist Mediator

RICS President's Panel Construction Adjudicator

UKA Adjudication Panel Construction Adjudicator 

Other information

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 fee's.



Mr Paul Whittle Thumbs up rating

👍 82%

league table position 34 / 155

total mediations undertaken 72

member level Elite Mediator

Paul is a member of phone01823 247 247

Recent History

11 August 2020Did Not Settle
14 July 2020Settled
26 June 2020Did Not Settle
4 March 2020Did Not Settle
21 February 2020Settled
21 January 2020Settled
20 January 2020Settled
28 November 2019Did Not Settle
26 November 2019Settled
22 July 2019Settled
3 April 2019Settled
26 November 2018Did Not Settle
22 October 2018Did Not Settle
8 October 2018Settled
4 September 2018Settled
28 June 2018Partial Settlement
8 November 2017Did Not Settle
20 October 2017Settled
25 July 2017Settled
21 July 2016Settled
3 February 2016Settled after date
13 January 2016Did Not Settle
15 October 2015Settled
30 June 2015Settled
6 March 2015Settled


Insurance Provider:

Royal Sun Alliance plc

Certificate Status:

Certificate on file

Expiry Date:

1 February 2021

Level of Cover:


CPD & Training

Mediation Training Provider:


Date Qualified as Mediator:

2 March 2011

Training Certificate: