Ian Radford

Ian Radford

Mobile: 07776 447799

Problem-solving on major construction and engineering projects, including civil infrastructure, oil & gas, water, and energy schemes; finding ways to avoid or resolve disputes efficiently and economically, and ideally without litigation; running contractual negotiations and dispute resolution processes – mediation, adjudication, arbitration, court proceedings – in ways aimed at achieving the optimum relationship between cost incurred and value derived – and, wherever possible, preserving valuable business relationships.

Who he works for:

  • Contractors and Specialist Sub-Contractors, particularly those operating internationally
  • Consultants – Engineers, Architects, Claims Specialists and others involved in high-value Engineering-led projects
  • PPP Project Procurers and Stakeholders

Expertise in:

Key achievements:

Ian has been a team leader and/or a key player in the legal aspects of many projects and disputes in the UK and world-wide, including:

  • Project support and dispute resolution for multi-billion $ infrastructure projects in the Middle East, including (for example): Hamad International Airport, Qatar: Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi; Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia; Al Seeb Waste Water Project, Oman.
  • High value CCGT Power and Hydro-Electric Projects in the Philippines and the U.K.
  • Oil and gas projects in the U.K., Bangladesh, and offshore Malaysia
  • LCIA, ICC and other institutional international arbitration proceedings
  • PPP Projects in the UK, including dispute resolution for projects perceived to be failing

Previous law firms:

  • Pinsent Masons (Manchester, Hong Kong, London)
  • Nabarro LLP (Sheffield, London)
  • Allens (Brisbane)

Previous businesses:

  • International Bechtel Co. Ltd. (Abu Dhabi)


  • Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (B.A. and M.A. - Law)

Recent awards