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Patrick Waterhouse – new role as Chair of Contracts & Dispute Resolution Panel for CICES

Mediatelegal panel mediator Patrick Waterhouse has become the new chair of the Contracts and Dispute Resolution Panel for the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineer Surveyors (CICES).

Mr Waterhouse, a director of Bowdon Consulting, is an accredited mediator and panel member of Mediatelegal. He is also a construction adjudicator with a career in civil engineering spanning over 30 years. He is a fellow of CICES and also a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chartered Management Institute.

Patrick has acted as mediator in a range of commercial disputes including those in the construction industry where he gained his first experience of mediation.

CICES CEO Bill Pryke said: “I am delighted that Patrick has taken on the role of chair of this panel. It plays an important role monitoring developments in industry and ensuring members are supported in this area. Steven Williams (past Chair) has placed the panel in a strong position and Patrick’s experience and knowledge will ensure this vital work continues.”

We at Mediatelegal know Patrick well and are absolutely certain he’ll be an asset to CICES in this role. His industry knowledge, calm demeanour and excellent mediation and adjudication skills will enable him to succeed as Chair of the Contracts and Dispute Resolution Panel for the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineer Surveyors (CICES). Congratulations Patrick!


Patrick has written several articles focussing on the construction sector. To read them visit our Blog section where they are listed. Patrick is available for civil, commercial, and construction mediation appointments. To download his CV visit the Our Mediators section and click on his name. If you would like to instruct Patrick as mediator, contact us and we will talk you through the process.

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