Robert J Shawyer

Managing Director: ROBERT JOHN SHAWYER

LLB (Hons), PGd Legal Practice, Dip ADR, International Bar Association Fellow in International  Legal Practice, FRICS, FCIOB, FCIArb, FCInstCES, FPD.

Panel Accredited Mediator (UK andUS), Adjudicator, Arbitrator, DRB, RICS CAP Ambassador, FPD Certified Educator, CIArb AFL, RICS DRS Mentor, RICS APC/SP Assessor, non-practising solicitor

Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales in Mediation, Adjudication and Arbitration


EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS                                     

  • Post Graduate Diploma Legal Practice – De Montfort University
  • International Bar Association Fellow in International Legal Practice – 6 International Practice Diplomas – College of Law
  • RICS Advocacy Course
  • RICS – Middle East North East Africa Arbitrators Familiarisation Course
  • RICS – APC Assessor
  • RICS – Senior Professional
  • CInstCes – Professional Examiner
  • National Mediation Academy – Mediator and Neutral
  • Fellowship of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Builders
  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
  • PSC – College of Law
  • non-practising Solicitor
  • RICS Dispute Review Board Panel Member
  • Panel Registered Mediator, Conciliator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator
  • Degree (Hons) University of London


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, Fellow of the Nationwide Academy of Dispute Resolution, Fellow of the International Bar Association, Fellow of Prime Dispute.

Law Degree with Honours from the University of London, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from De Montfort University, Six International Practice Diplomas in International Legal Practice from the College of Law, Certified Mediator and Neutral of the Courts of the State of Texas and the Courts of the United States of America.

Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Builder, Solicitor Advocate non-practising, Panel Registered and Practising Mediator (UK and US) with the NADR and NMA, Panel Registered and Practising Adjudicator with the RICS, CIArb, CIOB, CIC, RIBA, UK Adjudicators. Panel Registered and Practising CIC LVD Adjudicator with the RICS and RIBA, CIARB Property Dispute Panel member, CIArb Panel Arbitrator Business Arbitration Scheme, RICS Dispute Review Board trained and assessed, Prime Dispute Certified Educator, Panel Member of Dispute Avoidance and Resolution with Prime Dispute.

Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Wales); Member of the Legal and Dispute Review Committee of the Chartered Institute of Building; Past Member of the RICS Wales Board, CIOB Wales Branch Committee Member, Member of the CICES Contract dispute resolution panel, Past CICES panel representative to the Construction Industry Council, Registered Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Building; ATC/APC Assessor, Fellowship Assessor and Senior Professional UK and International Assessor for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.



Robert Shawyer has been in the Construction Industry from leaving School at 18 being sponsored by a Main Contractor. Roberts time in the Construction Industry spans 36 years and in that period Robert has worked with organisations in most sectors of the industry including building, civil engineering, timber frame, mechanical  and electrical engineering, etc.,. Robert was born in 1967 and educated in London sponsored by a Main Contractor, thereby attaining practical training whist studying. Robert is  appointed by clients both within the United Kingdom and  international locations  providing training and  the giving  of seminars and in respect of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Robert specialises in Construction Law and disputes including, vetting and drafting contracts, collateral warranty and administration systems, providing contract and contract law advice, including procedural, management of representations for the Referring or Responding party in Adjudication, management of representations for the Claimant or Defendant in Arbitration, Mediation, Expert Determination, etc.

Robert advises in respect of Partnering and Frameworks Contracts and Agreements presenting training courses on Partnering arrangements plus a wide range of topics related to Contentious and non-Contentious matters such as Standard Forms of Contract, ADR forums and procedure, Design Liability, Programming and Planning, Management and Quantity Surveying techniques, Contract and Construction Law, etc.

Robert’s time is also dedicated to receiving nominations to act as Adjudicator via several professional nominating bodies and by party agreement; acting as privately appointed or Court appointed Mediator and having also received requests and appointments to act as Arbitrator, Conciliator and as Expert Determinator in the United Kingdom and Internationally.

Robert’s strength and reason why he retains and attracts so many clients comes from his years of practical experience married with his great depth of both vocational and legal qualifications plus wealth of experience in all aspects of a Construction Contract and/or dispute including training, advising, drafting, negotiation, representation, determination and decision making.

For the avoidance of doubt Robert Shawyer does not provide the service of a Practising Solicitor. All references to Robert Shawyer’s qualifications as a Solicitor and a Solicitor Advocate are only in regard to setting out Robert’s qualifications. Reference to Robert’s qualifications is in no way to be construed as an offer or agreement to provide the services of a Solicitor or a Solicitor Advocate. For the avoidance of any doubt Robert J Shawyer Limited is not  Solicitors.