Scott Hewlett is an admitted attorney, and a qualified solicitor of England and Wales. He joined Kingsbourne in 2004, and became a director of the company in 2009. Scott specialises in construction law and has represented numerous contractors in a number of mediations, adjudications and arbitrations. Scott has extensive experience on all the standard forms of contract. He also provides in-house training to Kingsbourne’s clients, in particular on the law of contract and the JBCC.
Dirk’s interest in construction and problem solving has always been a driving aspect in all his ventures. After graduating from the University of Pretoria, Dirk started his career in the civil engineering industry where he gained the practical know-how of construction. His experience spans across airport runway rehabilitation, roads and pass construction, dam and bridge construction, bulk earthworks and concrete structures. As a planning consultant, Dirk has compiled method statements, tender programmes, baseline programmes and updated programmes for major South African and international projects. He has also been responsible for conducting retrospective delay analysis for proving extension of time claims for various contracts, including the drafting and delivering of construction delay analysis reports. Dirk’s on-site experience, together with his passion for project planning, gives him the advantage of taking a practical approach to projects and time related matters.
Marc is a claims expert and highly experienced quantity surveyor and has been in the Southern African construction industry for 35 years. He is widely regarded as the leading dispute resolution practitioner in South Africa and is one of the directors of Kingsbourne (Pty) Ltd. Marc has served on numerous DABs both locally and internationally, boasting vast knowledge of road- works and heavy civil engineering in particular.
Tanya spent the early part of her career as a legal consultant where she was primarily involved in the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of complex construction contracts as well as a number of disputes. Tanya joined the Johannesburg Bar thereafter and was involved in mainly construction and engineering masters as counsel, both in the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Appeal. She spent recent years advising clients in the construction and engineering industry on the drafting of specialist and highly complex contracts and contracting strategy, claims advice, as well as on a number of major disputes. Tanya provides advice relating to, and active involvement in, the review and drafting of commercial and contractual strategy (including preparing the documents relating thereto) prior to or at the feasibility phase, through tender stage and up to project completion. This include the examination of and advising on legal and commercial risks, the management of those risks not only in the conditions offered through invitations to tender and enquiry documents, but also throughout a project. Clients include major South African and international mining, engineering and construction companies, on various projects ranging in size from small to ‘mega’ international projects. She has in-depth knowledge of the standard forms of contract, including FIDIC, NEC, GCC and JBCC. This includes lecturing on, drafting of contracts, negotiating contracts, necessary sub-contracts, supply agreements, and any other ancillary or related agreements such as joint venture agreements and guarantees). She advises management and represents clients in various dispute resolution procedures (adjudication, arbitration and court litigation), including drafting of statements of claim/defence, opinions, preparation of all documentation required and management of negotiation with the view of amicable settlement, where required. Tanya is routinely called upon to act as an adjudicator in construction and engineering disputes, she specialises in Construction Law for CSSI.
Kevin is a registered Professional Engineer, Mediator, Adjudicator and Arbitrator with over 40 years’ experience in the Construction Industry. His experience spans across Freeway Construction, Airport Runway Rehabilitation, Dams and Water Retaining Structures, Pipelines, Civil and Building Construction, Concrete Structures, Asphalt and Concrete Road Surfacing and most recently Claims Preparation and Defence. Throughout Kevin’s professional career he has managed various business units of one of the largest construction companies in South Africa, owned a Road Surfacing Company which was later sold to a listed company before moving into dispute resolution and claims consulting. Kevin completed the Fellowship of Arbitrators Qualification and currently specialises in large scale Construction Claims and Dispute Resolution. Over the last 10 years Kevin has been involved as Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator and expert witness on approximately 60 dispute matters. He is presently appointed on Dispute Adjudication Boards (DAB) in South Africa and Africa in numerous matters. Kevin is an admitted member of the FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators. Kevin is considered an expert on the FIDIC suite of contract documentation as well as the other three forms of contract prescribed by the CIDB. He facilitates regularly on all the four types of contract documentation both locally and internationally. He is the only FIDIC Accredited Trainer in South Africa.