John is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Builder with more than 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and dispute resolution. He formed and owns Henry Cooper Consultants with a wide remit of consultancy services to the construction industry.
Presently he acts as Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator. He is an Arbitrator on the RICS Arbitration Panel acting both in the UK and overseas.
He has carried out approximately 550 Adjudications, ranging from £5000 to £32m and covering value, liability, loss and/or expense, damages and quality. He acts as tutor and assessor for Adjudicators on the RICS TeCSA and CIOB Panels. He is also qualified as a tutor for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on their Adjudication courses and acts as assessor for the RICS Arbitration Panel.
John lectures regularly on dispute resolution and contract topics and has acted as in-house trainer for several national contractors and trainer for professional institutions. He has lectured on dispute resolution as far afield as Canada, Malaysia and Barbados.
He is the author, with Chris Dancaster, of Construction Adjudication - A Practical Guide (edition 1) published by LLP and Construction Adjudication - A Practical Guide (edition 2) published by Blackwell Publishing.
He is a member of the JCT Board and Council, and vice-chair of the JCT Drafting Sub-Committee. He chaired the Payment Review Working Group.