“Patrick has a depth of procedural knowledge that is unmatched”. The Legal 500
Prior to being called to the Bar in 1977, Patrick served his articles of clerkship at a leading Johannesburg firm of attorneys during which time he passed the attorney’s admission examinations and qualified and was admitted as an attorney.
Patrick has received numerous appointments to act as arbitrator in relation to arbitrations both in South Africa and abroad and has chaired and been a member of a number of dispute adjudication boards. He has been counsel in and a member of the tribunal under EU, ICC, DIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules. He is presently chairing numerous adjudications and arbitrations as well as being a member of a number of dispute resolution boards.
He has published a number of articles in The International Construction Law Review, Construction Law Journal, DIAC Journal and Arbitration and has given papers at numerous conferences at the invitation of, among others, the ICC, the CIArb, LCIA, DIAC, Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) and AFSA. He has also tutored in construction and arbitration law at the invitation of King’s College London, CIArb and AFSA.
He has lectured on arbitration and the FIDIC suite of documents for the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and King’s College, London and runs a course on construction arbitration for the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa. He chairs the AFSA International Committee and Construction Committee.
Patrick has been a commentator on the FIDIC Gold Book and the FIDIC Yellow Book.
Areas of expertise
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Patrick has received numerous appointments to act as arbitrator in relation to arbitrations both in South Africa and abroad and has chaired and been a member of a number of dispute adjudication boards. He has been counsel in and a member of the tribunal under EU, ICC, DIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules. He is presently chairing numerous adjudications as well as being a member of a number of dispute resolution boards.
- Costs Mediation
- Dispute Boards
Energy and Natural Resources
• Oil and Gas
A specialisation in construction law has involved all aspects of construction claims and contracts for both employers and contractors including disputes in relation to dams, roads, power stations, alternative energy, airports, air force bases, harbours, pipelines (offshore and onshore), buildings, the cladding of buildings, bridges, aluminium refractories, hospitals, railway lines, cement filtration plants, sports stadiums, hotels, conveyors, heap leach pads, electrical installations, acid plants, crushing plants, paving, tunnelling, water reticulation, water proofing, geotechnical and geological issues, mechanical engineering contracts, sulphuric acid plants, trains, dredging, issues relating to concrete, piping and instrumentation, elevators, reinforcement, post-tension slabs, foundations, factories, multi project terminals and design.
- Construction professionals’ liability
- Construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes
- Delay and disruption
- International arbitration
- Property damage