The Centre’s Directors are:
- Brandon Malone (nominated by Law Society of Scotland)
- Shona Frame (nominated by Law Society of Scotland)
- Janey Milligan (nominated by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
- Ysella Jago (nominated by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
- Brandon Nolan (nominated by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
- Jonathan Broome (nominated by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
- George Burgess (nominated by Scottish Government)
- Gavin Henderson (nominated by Scottish Government)
Brandon is the principal of Brandon Malone & Company, a specialist arbitration and litigation practice. A solicitor advocate, he is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Construction Law and as a specialist in Arbitration Law, and convenes the Society’s Arbitration Accreditation Committee. Brandon is a practising arbitrator and expert determiner, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the global component of the American Arbitration Association. He is also an eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He has lectured widely on the subject of the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010. Brandon is an Honorary Lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee and is an External Examiner in arbitration law at Robert Gordon University. He was a driving force behind the establishment of the Scottish Arbitration Centre. As well as chairing the Board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, he is Co-Director of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration.
Janey L Milligan LLM FRICS FCIArb MAICA
Since 1997, Janey has been Managing Director of Construction Dispute Resolution. Initially qualifying as a chartered quantity surveyor and after 15 years in private practice, Janey lectured at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on professional practice and construction contracts and dispute resolution. Janey has wide experience in construction contracts specialising in providing contract advice to contractors and consultants in the construction industry, and in dispute resolution in the roles of Adjudicator and Arbitrator. Janey qualified with a Masters Degree in Construction Law from the University of Strathclyde in 1997. With her extensive and varied experience she has been appointed to provide Expert Opinion in the areas of quantum in relation to construction contract claims for extension of time and loss and expense; contract administration and professional negligence. Always actively involved with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Janey is a Past Chairman of RICS Scotland (2007-2008) and is a Non executive member of the RICS UK World Regional Board.
Ysella is the Dispute Resolution Executive for RICS in Scotland, a position she took up in September 2012 after completing her legal traineeship. RICS Dispute Resolution Service is the world’s largest provider of alternative dispute resolution services to the property and construction industries, appointing around 10,000 dispute resolvers per year. Managing the Dispute Resolution Service in Scotland, she appoints professional dispute resolvers to determine hundreds of disputes across Scotland every year. Scotland has the second largest membership within the RICS world regional structure. RICS is an independent professional body originally established in the UK by Royal Charter. Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity – providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society. Ysella is an accredited mediator and is working towards accreditation in arbitration and adjudication.
Brandon Nolan is a Partner who is classified by Legal Directories as a leading lawyer both in Scotland and in London. He is described as “a first class construction lawyer” (Scotland) and interviewees praise his “highly intelligent, pragmatic approach” (London and UK wide).
Brandon advises on all aspects of construction law including contract drafting, consultancy, advisory, and disputes work in the construction, engineering and oil and gas sectors.
He has acted in proceedings in all the main UK Courts. Brandon also has substantial arbitration and adjudication experience and has conducted the advocacy in a number of major arbitrations. He is also extensively involved in alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and expert determination. Risk and strategic advisory work also form a significant part of Brandon’s practice as well as forensic investigation work. Brandon is the immediate past chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Scottish Branch.
Jonathan’s principal areas of practice are in construction, professional negligence and commercial disputes. Before calling to the Bar, Jonathan was a partner in a leading firm of commercial solicitors. He has a strong interest and practice in alternative dispute resolution, particularly in arbitration and adjudication. Jonathan is ranked as a Band 2 counsel in Construction, and in Professional Negligence, by Chambers UK and is ranked Band 1 in Commercial Litigation by Legal 500. He has LLP board experience and was ranked as a Band 1 solicitor in Construction by Chambers UK. He is Chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was lead drafter of the Scottish Arbitration Code 2007.
Dr William George Burgess
George has recently taken up a new post in the Scottish Government, leading on EU and International Trade and Investment, with particular emphasis on the outcome of the EU referendum. Prior to this, he had been Head of the Environmental Quality Division since 2011, where his responsibilities included waste and resources, radioactive materials, the water environment, flooding and reservoirs, sponsorship of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and better environmental regulation. Prior to this he worked in the Scottish Government on Facilities Management, Criminal Justice, Finance, Devolution and Constitutional Policy and as Private Secretary to the Deputy First Minister. George has an MA in Natural Sciences and a PhD on Electron Microscopy from the University of Cambridge.