Modern Work Space

Welcome to McLeish Associates

We add value to Construction

If you find that you are unable to resolve a thorny issue, or need guidance about setting off from a sound basis, McLeish Associates are ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 
Modern Work Space

Our Services

Proven Results

We are a family business with associates from all fields within the building industry, experienced in adding value to your development or contract, or resolving related disputes in the most expedient and cost effective manner.

Our strategic services meet the needs of all types and sizes of clients - from small startups to large firms - and augment the necessary skills required to deliver successful outcomes.

 
Business Meeting

Strategic Planning Session

Mitigate Project Risk

  • At the outset of a project, we advise on the most effective procedures (tendering, contract use / warranty requirements, planning, training, and administration)

  • During the contract phase, we augment resources, provide monthly audits, recommend strategies and interventions

  • Upon completion, we will ensure a fair commercial outcome

  • We examine and recommend what your organization needs to focus on to ensure commercial success in the short, medium, and long term

Business Meeting

Introductory Consultation

Expert Guidance

Whether a full service is required or the other party to your contract is in default of its obligations to you, our initial recommendations will be provided promptly and without obligation in the first instance by our MD, Andrew McLeish

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CV

Andrew McLeish

 

General Overview

Andrew returned to the UK in May 2018 having spent 10 years in the UAE. Although still involved in Middle East disputes, he has now permanently transferred his base to the UK.

Qualifications

FCIOB - Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building - retired 1 January 2022

MCIArb -  Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - retired 1 January 2022

MAPM – Member of the Association for Project Management - retired 1 April 2022

CEnv – Chartered Environmentalist - retired 1 January 2022

Sector Experience

- Building
- Refurbishment

- Residential

- Commercial

- Transport

- Dispute Resolution

Clients

Has represented Developers, Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Designers, Engineers, Consultants and Individuals

Key Strengths

  • Andrew is a highly experienced chartered construction manager with a career spanning over 45 years

  • 30 plus years in commercial management, dispute avoidance, and dispute related roles

  • A wealth of experience in various construction sectors including building, refurbishment, residential, commercial, rail and aviation

  • Patient, organised and process driven

  • Skilled in making tricky decisions relating to any construction contract

  • Consistent in delivering successful outcomes in difficult circumstances, be that commercial, contractual, or litigious

  • Skilled in all aspects of pre and post contract commercial and contract management, quantity surveying and claims management

  • Experience of working in the UAE, Oman, Jordan, France, the UK and remotely in the KSA

  • Understands bid management as well as the various tendering processes, particularly staged tendering involving the expertise of the tenderer, and how to gain best value through this

  • Understands the varied cultural and political processes in different regions of the world

Recent Highlights

2022  

  • Litigation for non-payment: Residential Development; London E18

  • Dispute Avoidance; Directing strategy and closing contract; Alteration and New Build, Mixed Use Development, Middlesex

2021

  • Dispute Avoidance; Directing strategy and closing contract; current commission; Alteration and New Build, Mixed Use Development, London NW6

  • Dispute Avoidance; Directing strategy and closing contract; current commission; Alteration and New Build, Mixed Use Development, London E7

  • Contract Drafting; appointed by both Parties: Residential Development; London E4

2020

  • Dispute Avoidance Services; Expert Quantum Report; appointed by Accountants representing both Parties; Alteration and New Build, Mixed Use Development, Suffolk

  • Claims Management Services; EOT claim for a Contractor; Landmark building, London SW3​

  • Dispute Avoidance Services; defending Contractor against potential action from Façade Sub-Contractor; wrongful time and cost claim; 1.8 million sq ft. Mixed Use Development, UAE​

  • Dispute Avoidance Services; Expert Quantum Report for Owner; potential dispute regarding over-certification; Exceptional residential dwelling, London SW3​

  • Claims Management Services; peer review for a UAE Government Owned Developer in court litigation; Landmark Retail Development, UAE

  • Claims Management Services; adjudication; representing Sub-Contractor in wrongful termination dispute; Large Residential Development, Essex


2019​

  • Claims Management Services; adjudication; representing Contractor in payment dispute with Sub-Contractor; 11-mile section of Network Rail, South Yorkshire

  • Claims Management Services; Arbitration; part of a large team representing Engineer / Designer against a Governmental Body in a dispute over non-payment of fees and counterclaim for gross negligence; airport developments, International

  • Dispute Avoidance Services; representing Sub-Contractor in the resolution of potential dispute caused by the wrongful imposition of delay damages; Large Residential Development, London SE14

  • Dispute Avoidance Services; part of a team working for the Contractor to avoid a potential dispute in which the Services Sub-Contractor wrongfully claimed time and associated costs; Exceptional Residential Development, London SW3

  • Dispute Avoidance Services; representing Sub-Contractor in the resolution of a potential dispute caused by the wrongful imposition of delay damages; Large Residential Development, Croydon, Surrey

2018

  • Claims Management Services; peer review for a UAE Government Owned Developer in court litigation; Retail Development, UAE

    Contact

    Phone

    +44777639911

    Address

    28 Hollingbourne Road
    Herne Hill
    London
    SE24 9ND