Andrew Weston Senior Associate

Andrew is a specialist in construction and engineering law including arbitration law and practice, adjudication, DABs, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. Andrew has a wide range of domestic and international experience gained in relation to energy, utilities and infrastructure projects as well as residential and commercial projects.

Andrew has considerable experience in adjudications, including applications to enforce adjudicators’ decisions, where he has represented a large number of developers, contractors and professional advisers.

Andrew originally qualified as a chartered quantity surveyor and worked for a UK main contractor on a variety of civil engineering and building projects before qualifying as a solicitor in March 2007. Andrew’s experience as a former quantity surveyor provides additional expertise that adds a practical level to his work.

Specialist expertise

Andrew specialises in dispute resolution where his experience extends to litigation, arbitration (domestic and international), adjudication, DABs and mediation.

Examples of Andrew’s expertise include:

  • representing a national contractor in relation to a mechanical and electrical works, arising out of a higher education project. Advising in proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court;
  • representing a specialist concrete frame contractor in proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court in relation to a dispute arising out of the construction of a further education project;
  • representing a London-based building contractor in relation to a dispute arising out of construction works to a residential dwelling in London;
  • representing a JV contractor in relation to a dispute arising out of the construction of a US$400m, 230km road in Central Asia. Providing advice in relation to DAB proceedings;
  • representing a US-based supplier of fired heaters in connection with a project to construct a concentrated solar power plant. Providing advice in relation to ICC arbitration proceedings and the resolution of disputes;
  • representing a state entity in relation to a dispute with the EPC contractor concerning the decommissioning of a nuclear power plant;
  • representing a national contractor in relation to disputes arising out of the extension and refurbishment of a UK airport. Advising in relation to a series of adjudications;
  • representing a county council in relation to the resolution of a dispute with a contractor and an architect regarding extensive defects in a leisure complex and involving proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court;
  • representing a national contractor in relation to a dispute with a private developer concerning a scheme involving the renovation and extension of listed buildings in Central London; and
  • representing the administrators of a German EPC contractor in connection with a dispute concerning the upgrading and extension of a power generation plant in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Advising in ICC arbitration.

Other activities

Andrew regularly contributes articles and case notes and has written for Building, Construction News and Construction Manager as well as various Fenwick Elliott publications. Andrew participates in internal and external construction law seminars.

Andrew's memberships/positions

  • fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators;
  • member of the Society of Construction Law.