John Allison is an experienced commercial mediator and adjudicator, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He provides mediation, adjudication and contract advisory services, and facilitates negotiations to assist the resolution of contract and business-related problems and disputes. He specialises in construction and has extensive experience as a consulting civil engineer.
Before specialising in dispute resolution, he was a director of Bullen Consultants Ltd and managing director of Environmental Management Consultants Ltd - both now part of the AECOM Technology Corporation. His construction design and management experience includes tunnels, roads, railways, bridges, buildings, river engineering, geo-technical engineering and land reclamation schemes, both in the UK and overseas. He has also acted as an expert witness and given evidence at public inquiries. He has also designed and implemented quality and safety management systems for large-scale construction and industrial manufacturing sites.
His environmental management experience includes environmental impact assessments, environmental protection schemes and rehabilitation of derelict and contaminated land. He has experience in dealing with multi-party as well as bi-party disputes. In addition to disagreements concerning commercial, civil construction, building projects and boundary disputes he has mediated disputes concerning professional negligence, employment, business succession-planning and management dysfunction. He is also an experienced community mediator and is Chair of Bromley Community Mediation Service and the London Community Mediation Council.
His aim is to assist parties in dispute to find simple, pragmatic and sometimes creative solutions that avoid risks, high costs and prolonged disruption that are often associated with litigation. By helping to identify and focus on key issues, he enables parties to agree a satisfactory and conclusive resolution that avoids unnecessary damage to business, professional and personal relationships.
BEng MSc PhD CEng FICE FCIArb FGS