Nathaniel is a member of the commercial dispute resolution team, specialising in contentious construction and resolving construction related disputes. This UK wide work involves a range of disputes in the fields of construction, engineering, and major projects, with a particular focus on private finance projects. Nathaniel has particular experience of construction adjudication, mediation, and the commercial courts process across the UK. Nathaniel’s focus is on service delivery and a commercial approach to dispute management.
Nathaniel’s clients include a tier one contractor, a facilities manager, a major utility provider, and both main and sub-contractors. Nathaniel is a chartered civil engineer who worked for a major international consultancy for seven years before moving into the law. He remains a chartered civil engineer with a wide construction industry network.
In 2020 Legal 500 noted “The individuals (Nathaniel Buckingham and Iain Drummond) are extremely personable and provide first class expertise which is thoroughly thought out & tested internally."
Recent experience has included: a major PFI schools latent defects dispute; an airport tunnel insurance claim; several hospital passive fire protection disputes; a manufacturing facility defect claim; flood defence scheme termination and dispute; and a variety of utilities infrastructure disputes.