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C D Associates (UK) Ltd
Suite 7, 3rd Floor
Bulman House
Regent Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel No:
0191 232 2737

Dispute Resolution & Claim Services - Key Personnel

CD Associates (UK) has assembled a highly experienced and qualified team of experts so that it can supply individually, or as part of a team, a flexible competitive and quality approach to commercial problems based on the individuals many years of experience.

Key personnel range of experience:

  • Offshore Oil & Gas Engineering

  • Marine Engineering and Shipbuilding
  • Building Construction and Services
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Pipeline Installations
  • Process Engineering
  • Petrochemical Installations
  • Pharmaceuticals.
  • Shipbuilding / FPSO’s.
  • Nuclear

Specific skills include legal documentation, joint ventures, contract and sub-contract preparation and analysis, cost analysis and enhancement of recovery in loss making or marginal profit projects, claims preparation and rebuttal, quantum analysis and expert witness work.

John Cook MRICS

Managing Director of CD Associates (UK)

https://www.cd-associates.com/images/pic2.jpgJohn has over 40 years experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in private practice and local government as well as a period in industry as Contract Director, Press Offshore (part of the AMEC Group) and Commercial Director, AMEC Process and Energy International. Experience of all construction disciplines including claims and arbitration work in a variety of countries world-wide.


Peter Douglass BA (Hons)

Managing Director of CD Group

https://www.cd-associates.com/images/pic16.jpgPeter gained a degree in Law from Sheffield University before joining a P.Q.S. firm specialising in claims preparation and negotiation in 1984. He now has over thirty years commercial experience within the offshore and marine construction industry, including a six year period as a Senior Project Quantity Surveyor for AMEC. He joined the CD Group as Commercial Director in 1995 and has been Group Managing Director since the start of 2006.

Connor Phillips BSc (Hons)

Assistant Manager of CD Associates

Connor joined CD Associates in July 2012 after graduating from Northumbria University with 2.1 Hons in Quantity Surveying. He manages the running of the office on a daily basis and supports John in providing an 'in house' quantity surveying service, while also helping to generate further sales through marketing strategies and engaging with new clients. He is currently working his way through his second year towards his RICS chartership and has recently completed a certificate in Export Sales.


Dirk Fitzhugh


https://www.cd-associates.com/images/pic13.jpgDirk has over 30 years experience in the construction industry, having been a legal advisor in the Tarmac (Group Legal Advisor 1992-1999) and Cavillion Group (Company Secretary / Head of Legal 1999-2001) for some 28 years with involvement in projects in the UK and abroad. He now acts as a consultant to industry providing commercial and contract advisory services.



Philip Peeke-Vout


https://www.cd-associates.com/images/pic14.jpgPhilip has over 40 years experience in a broad based spectrum of construction and engineering disciplines ranging from major government projects, civils, power generation, de-commissioning, pharmaceuticals and oil/gas covering all aspects from pre contract documentation through to contract administration to claims preparation and dispute resolution.


David Mills FRICS, PrQS, PMAQS, RQS, MCost Eng


https://www.cd-associates.com/images/pic7.jpgDavid is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and commercial adviser with more than 35 years broad experience at senior level in major international engineering and construction companies, professional quantity surveying, project management, multi disciplinary and construction dispute consultancies. David has held equity directorships, country manager, commercial contract management, senior claim consultant and client’s representative positions. His experience has been gained in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle and Far East covering pre and post contract as well as claims and witness roles. Project sectors have included road, bridges, airports, rail, mass transit, nuclear, power, gold mining, process, industrial, high rise offices, retail, leisure, housing, health, pharmaceutical, convention centre, education, foreign embassies, palaces, religious, utilities, communications, marine and defense, up to US$2 Billions capex.


Dave Nixon


https://www.cd-associates.com/images/pic8.jpgDave has extensive experience in offshore construction and heavy engineering industries, this includes involvement and engagement with every major oil company whilst dealing with tender compilation, contract, commercial and financial control requirements. Employment has progressed and evolved from a tender and proposals environment to company chief quantity surveyor, commercial manager of a major oil and gas construction organisation. Areas of expertise consist of project management, contract valuation and costing, system development and control, claims preparation services. International experience comprises secondment to South Africa, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates.


Colin MacWhirter ARICS


https://www.cd-associates.com/images/pic15.jpgColin has over 40 years experience working as a chartered quantity surveyor, starting in the building industry in private practice and local authority and then getting involved in some major civil engineering projects before going into oil and gas projects in 1976. He has been involved in most aspects of quantity surveying from preparation of tender documents to settlement of final accounts and negotiating claims with and without legal interface. Colin has worked overseas in Europe, Canada, Australia and South Africa.





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