John Hughes-D’Aeth – Chairman

Partner, Engineering, Construction and Procurement, Berwin Leighton Paisner

John is a senior partner in the commercial team within Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP’s Engineering, Construction and Procurement group.  He has over 30 years’ experience of advising developers, funders, utilities and public bodies on procurement strategy and drafting and negotiating construction documentation for major building and engineering projects, both in the UK and overseas, with a particular focus on NEC3 contracts.  He is recognised in the legal directories as a leader in his field and is the Deputy Chairman of the City of London Law Society’s Construction Law Practice Committee.

John is a regular conference speaker and his articles often appear in the legal and trade press.  He was the only lawyer on the advisory board appointed by the ICE to oversee the development of the NEC4 suite of contracts.  He has authored, and now maintains, the tendering and procurement section of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors isurv website.  He has also been a regular contributor to Practical Law Construction’s blog since its inception in 2008 and is a member of its consultation board.