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John Cock

Director Architecture & ADR

Discipline

Architecture, Building, Contracts, Dispute Resolution

Qualifications

  • Dip Arb BArch
  • BArch
  • GradDiplndDes
  • BAppSc (BltEnv)
  • Fellow (CIArb
  • Fellow FRAIA
  • Fellow FDIA
  • Practising Member MAE
  • Member PRIMed
  • Member HKIA
  • Member APM

Specialisms / Skills

  • Expert Advisory / Witness
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

John is an architect and a Whos Who Legal recognized expert witness with over 40 years experience in practice.  He has extensive experience in Asia and Australasia with expertise in construction, architectural and design consultancy practice, technical specifications, building code interpretation and compliance, project management, interior design, industrial design, printing and graphics, signage and wayfinding. With over 30 years’ experience in Asia John is held in high regard by lawyers, consultants and contractors.

John also regularly sits as an Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator.

He is actively involved with construction law institutes and organizations including the Society of Construction Law (HK), HKIAC and the CIARB East Asia Branch having held various officer positions including Chairman at different times. John also delivers training for organizations including the Academy of Experts, HKIAC, CIARB.

Favorable comments on John’s expert evidence by Hong Kong High Court Judges are common.

Party-appointed arbitrator (panel of 2 plus Umpire) for construction arbitration seated in Macau.

Sole arbitrator in 17 construction, commercial disputes and consumer, Hong Kong and UK.

2009 – 2010 Presiding Arbitrator in international commercial arbitration seated in Hong Kong.

2012 – 2013 Mediator in construction consultancy dispute, Hong Kong.

2006 – Dispute Resolution Advisor for 6 Hong Kong Government building and civil works contracts

Expert witness / advisor over 30 matters in Hong Kong relating to construction and consultancy disputes, including pre-action and in Hong Kong High Court and arbitration.

2006 Mediator in small claims court case in re dispute over truck repairs, San Diego, CA, USA.

2005 – 2006 Assistant to expert witness: 2 High Court and 2 arbitration construction cases, Hong Kong.

1999 – 2003 Expert witness / advisor / evaluator in 6 construction-related cases in Australia, including pre-action and in Victoria County Court, Queensland Supreme Court, NSW Supreme Court (Official Referee).

Fellow (FCIArb), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) [former Chairman, East Asia Branch (2007-09)]

Fellow (FRAIA), Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)

Fellow (FDIA), Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

Practising Member (MAE): The Academy of Experts (TAE)

Member (PRIMed), The Resolution Institute (RI), Australia and New Zealand (formerly IAMA)

Member (HKIA), The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)

Member (MAPM), Association for Project Management (APM)

Member, The Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC) and HKIAC Users’ Council

Dispute Resolution:

  • Chartered Arbitrator (CArb): CIArb
  • Panel Arbitrator: CIArb, HKIAC, HKIA-HKIS, ICC-HK, CIETAC, SCIA, KLRCA, KCAB, IIAM
  • Panel Adjudicator: HKIAC, KLRCA, HKIA (pending formal empanelment)
  • Accredited General Mediator: HKIAC
  • Accredited Mediator: HKMAAL, RI
  • Panel Mediator: HKIA-HKIS, KLRCA, IIAM
  • Accredited Expert Determiner: TAE

Other:

  • Registered Architect, Architects’ Registration Board, Hong Kong
  • Registered Architect, Board of Architects, Queensland, Australia
  • APM Project Management Professional (APMP)
  • DIA Accredited Designer