Peter John McNamara

Solicitor and chartered civil engineer with fourteen years construction industry experience before qualifying as a lawyer in 1996. Self employed dispute resolver and contracts consultant.

Accredited mediator (CIArb, TeCSA, ADR Group, Clerksroom) and adjudicator (CIOB), named adjudicator in a series of contracts based on the ICE Conditions of Contract and pupil arbitrator. Formerly member for four years of the Complaints and Conduct Commission of the British Judo Association, dealing with a range of disputes and disciplinary matters.

Mediation experience:

Involved in mediations dealing with a wide range of issues such as personal guarantees by company directors, prototype sports cars, adverse possession of land, alleged professional negligence by a surveyor, a contract for website provision, a £2million dispute over termination of a commercial contract and a final account dispute between a building contractor and steelwork subcontractor.

Career summary:

The Berkeley Group plc 2005-2007 In-house Solicitor

Hextalls 2004-2005 Secondment to Berkeley Homes

Canary Wharf Contractors Limited 2001-2004 Assistant Group Legal Counsel

Hammonds 1996-2001 Assistant / Associate

Rowe & Maw 1994-1996 Trainee Solicitor

College of Law 1992-1994 Full time study

Waterman Partnership 1982-1992 Designer / Group Engineer

John Laing Construction Limited 1978-1982 Site Engineer / Section Engineer


  • Sheffield University BEng Civil & Structural Engineering
  • College of Law, London CPE/LPC Law Society examinations
  • King’s College, London MSc Construction Law & Arbitration

Professional Qualifications And Memberships:

  • Solicitor
  • Member of Institution of Civil Engineers MICE
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators FCIArb

Other memberships:

  • Civil Mediation Council
  • Middlesex & Thames Valley Mediators
  • Adjudication Society
  • Association of Independent Construction Adjudicators (AICA)
  • Society of Construction Law


Sub-aqua, photography.

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