isurv authors - Whittle, Paul

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Paul Whittle
Job title and company
Quantity Surveyor, Thomas Sands Consulting and Commercial Mediator, Paul Whittle Mediation
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Paul Whittle, MSc LL.M GDipLaw BSc(Hons) DipSurv MCIOB MCIArb, has spent his entire working life in construction. He began working for a construction business in 1994 working on a range of domestic, commercial and industrial projects. Paul quickly moved into a managerial position supervising small to medium sized sites, organising and controlling labour and plant resources. Paul’s work progressed to managing a number of larger domestic, commercial and industrial sites. His management successfully covered many new-build homes (many with very high quality specifications), civil engineering and industrial projects including mechanical engineering (M&E) installations.

Paul’s work spanned from the creation of tenders and estimates on a range of projects, the management of live projects, the valuation of interim applications and negotiation of final accounts pursuant to those projects. Paul was appointed as Company Secretary in 2004 and Construction Director in 2008 before leaving contracting in 2014 to concentrate on quantity surveying, commercial management and dispute resolution.

Through both his management of projects and high levels of academic and professional education, Paul has gained expert knowledge of standard forms of contract (JCT and ECC), contract and construction law and the negotiation and resolution of construction, engineering and property disputes.

Paul is a Quantity Surveyor at Thomas Sands Consulting and a Commercial Mediator at Paul Whittle Mediation.

Company biography

Since being founded as a firm of quantity surveys in 1983, Thomas Sands has established itself as a specialist firm of construction consultants in the fields of quantity surveying, project management and dispute services.

Thomas Sands specialises in providing high-quality procurement, contract and dispute management services to the construction industry.

Thomas Sands has been providing construction contract advice to the construction industry's 'key' organisations including employers, property developers, consultants, contractors, suppliers and subcontractors for more than 20 years’ experience.

The prime resources that Thomas Sands can provide in their legal services department are:

  • forensic quantity surveying and expert witness;
  • building procurement and contract advice.

Representing parties in:

  • adjudication;
  • arbitration;
  • alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Paul Whittle Mediation

Paul Whittle Mediation specialises in the resolution of construction, engineering and property disputes including those with boundary and party wall issues via mediation. To date, Paul has completed 47 commercial mediations via private and panel appointments.