Mair Coombes Davies > Civitas Law > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

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Mair specialises in dispute resolution. She has conducted many hundreds of separate arbitrations, adjudications and mediations. Her main area of practice is the built environment. She is dual qualified as an architect and barrister. After receiving degrees in architecture, including a PhD in construction law, Mair Coombes Davies practiced as a barrister specialising in the built environment. Her experience includes the resolution of disputes involving all aspects of the built environment from construction, planning and land disputes to commercial and consumer disputes. Mair is an appointed arbitrator of the Welsh Assembly Government and the office of the Deputy Prime Minister. In addition to being a practicing arbitrator, barrister, adjudicator and mediator she has lead and sat on specialist committees on the development and future of dispute resolution for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the General Council of the Bar and the Royal Institute of British Architects. She has lectured widely and is the author of several publications on dispute resolution including the ‘RIBA Good Practice Guide: Arbitration’ and the ‘RIBA Good Practice Guide: Adjudication’. She represents the UK on dispute resolution at the Architects Council of Europe, Brussels. Mair is also a member of the commercial, Chancery and consumer group and public planning and regulatory group in Civitas Law, offering significant strength and depth in areas, recently including: building, construction and engineering contracts; companies and partnerships, commercial and consumer; landlord and tenant; property and land; dispute resolution: arbitration, adjudication and mediation.


Nominated Fellow of the University of Glamorgan with reference to arbitration, adjudication and mediation: member CIArb UK Panel of Examiners for chartered arbitrator status; office of the Deputy Prime Minister appointed arbitrator; Welsh Assembly Government appointed arbitrator; head of the dispute resolution division, Civitas Law Public and Civil Law Barristers; Chairman Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Advisory Committee on dispute resolution for arbitrators, adjudicators and mediators; General Council of the Bar of England and Wales Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators IDRS panel of convenors for arbitration, adjudication and mediation; secretary, Association of Welsh Mediators; committee member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Panels Management Group; member, Dispute Board Federation; member, RIBA President’s lists of arbitrators, adjudicators and mediators; member, several CEDR Panels and head of the panel of adjudicators; member, Construction Industry Council panel of adjudicators; member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators panels of arbitrators and adjudicators; member, London Court of International Arbitration; Mayor, local government; Chairman, local government planning committee.


Dual qualified barrister architect. Sits as adjudicator, arbitrator, mediator. B.Sc.(First), B.Arch.(Distinction), Ph.D. (law). RIBA, F.C.I.Arb.