Howard has worked with the County Surveyors Society, Institute of Lighting and ASLEC. He has been legal reporter for Construction News and writes regularly for the Institute of Lighting Engineers Journal.
Howard has recently advised on EU public procurement in relation to a new hub airport mega project.
Howard is now advising on new cutting edge ESG and related issues internationally.
He advises on all main Standard Form Contracts and Sub-Contracts – the JCT suite, ICE, NEC and FIDIC. Wide experience of most project procurement routes. Advising developers, funders and contractors and drafting bespoke Building Contracts and Schedules of Amendments to Standard Form Contracts. Drafting collateral warranties, bonds, works contracts, other types of sub-contract, novation agreements, consultants’ appointments and sub-consultants’ appointments.
Acting for a US Power Company in relation to a multi-million-pound professional negligence claim concerning the drafting of EPC Contracts for the construction of Power Plants in China. This entailed forensic analysis of drafting of the EPC contract. The claim was mediated, followed by a short period of litigation. The issues also concerned “no loss” as well as analysis of complex delay and disruption.
Drafting substantive suite of NEC based Alliance Contracts and Specifications for the Water Industry utilising cutting edge risk/reward funds.
Acting for a substantial international aggregate and contracting company in respect of a multi-million-pound dispute on a wind farm project built using NEC Option A. There were highly technically complex geotechnical, structural engineering and ground modelling issues to consider.
Drafting detailed and complex compliance procedures for a global construction consultancy in relation to the Bribery Act 2010 involving cross-jurisdictional issues.
Acting for a civil engineering contractor in relation to one of the largest construction cases listed in the Technology and Construction Court in recent years. The dispute concerned refurbishment of a tunnel. The litigation involved a preliminary issue hearing on the terms of the contract where the client was successful. The case also involved complex technical, delay and quantum issues.
Acting for a Cladding Sub-Contractor on a substantial post Grenfell dispute.
Acting for a major UK contractor in a case that reached the Court of Appeal on the construction of a clause within the FCEC Form of Subcontract for civil engineering works covering a subcontractor’s rights to recovery of benefits under a main contract
Acting for a process engineering contractor in connection with approximately £60m of disputes arising under an EPCM Contract for delay, disruption and extra costs for onshore and offshore construction of an oil rig facility.
Advising a main contractor client in relation to its risk analysis for the purposes of tendering in respect of a proposed nuclear power plant to be let under a NEC form of contract.