Definition of a Good Claim According to Roger Knowles

I have recently finished reading Roger Knowles’ autobiography, Somebody Up There Likes Us. I found this to be a thoroughly good read that covers Roger’s upbringing in the war years, to the time that his company, J R Knowles, was turning over £30M.Read more


Claims Class Principal Launches New Book on FIDIC Contracts

Claims Class Principal, Andy Hewitt, has just launched his second book entitled The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties.Read more


Construction Claims & Responses is an International Success!

I just heard from my publisher that Construction Claims & Responses has sold almost 1,200 copies in the 20 months since publication. We never expected this to be a major seller and the first print run was only 1,000 copies, so we are very pleased with this. This also goes to show that there is a distinct lack of publications on the market that deal with the subject matter. Hopefully my next book will be just as well received!


Construction Claims & Responses Gets More Positive Feedback

It's always a pleasure to hear positive feedback and comments about my book from friends and colleagues but it's particularly nice to hear positive things from people I've never even met who, perhaps don't know me or my reputation in the industry, and are judging me based on the contents of my book. Someone recently contacted me from the UK and had the following to say:Read more


The Obligations of the Parties Under the FIDIC Forms of Contract

Did you know that the FIDIC Red book contains 74 separate obligations of the Employer, 211 of the Contractor and 85 of the Engineer? Well, to be honest, neither did I until I just counted them in the draft of my latest book!Read more