Richard Silver


Richard is Consultant at Silver Shemmings, he is multi qualified as a Barrister, Solicitor & Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the Construction Industry

Aside from his work globally as a legal advisor, his main focus is dispute resolution, encompassing the Construction, Building, Rail & Civil Engineering sectors. Having acted as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Lead Representative and Expert Witness on quantum, programme & planning he is widely experienced, as Lead Representative & Advocate, in all forms of Dispute Resolution.


Adjudication, Advocate, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Contractual Advice, Dispute Resolution, Lead Representative, Seminars & Training, Expert Witness, Mediation

Publications & Articles:

Notification Of Compensation Events Under The NEC3 Contract

Limitation Periods – Have You Waited Too Long?

Common Questions From Construction Clients

Assessing Extensions Of Time

Failure To Serve – A Change Of Approach?

Cross Contract Set-Off – Why Is It Important?

Signed Sealed & Delivered – Are You Actually In Contract?

Liquidated Damages

Payment Notices & Payless Notices

Concurrent Delay Under Construction Contracts


Adjudication – Lead Representative & Advocate

  • Matthew Harding v Paice and Springhall [2015] EWCA Civ 1231
  • Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc [2013] EWCA Civ 1541
  • Glendalough Associated SA v Harris Calnan Construction Co. Ltd [2013] (TCC)
  • Thameside Construction Company Ltd v Stevens & Anor [2013] EWHC 2071 (TCC)
  • Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc [2013] EWHC 1322 (TCC)
  • Thameside Construction Company Ltd v Arthenella Ltd [2011] EWHC 2695 (TCC)
  • Fileturn Ltd v Royal Garden Hotel Ltd [2010] EWHC 1736 (TCC)
  • Geoffrey Osborne Ltd v Atkins Rail Ltd [2009] EWHC 2425 (TCC)
  • Harris Calnan Construction Co. Ltd v Ridgewood (Kensington) Ltd [2007] EWHC 2738 (TCC)
  • Bloor Construction (UK) Limited v Bowmer & Kirkland (London) Limited [2000] EWHC 183 (TCC)

Appointment as Adjudicator, Arbitrator or Mediator

  • JG Walker Groundworks Ltd v Priory Homes (East) Ltd [2013] EWHC 3723 (TCC) (6 December 2013)
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive v Healthy Buildings Ltd [2013] NIQB (24 October 2013)
  • CG Group Ltd v Breyer Group Plc [2013] EWHC 2722 (TCC) (05 September 2013)


“A problem solver. Whatever the problem Richard takes ownership and then leads from the front with tenacity and drive. Providing confidence, clarity and ultimately a successful outcome”