Ian Salisbury is a chartered arbitrator, mediator, conciliator and adjudicator. As an architect he is retained as an expert witness and to provide expert determinations. With experience of several hundred appointments, well over 70% have settled by agreement. He has provided consultancy services for dispute avoidance and dispute resolution in the following areas:
- the operation and breach of building contracts and sub-contracts, including the assessment of delay;
- the appointment, payment and performance of architects and other building designers;
- building defects, including fire damage, cladding, insulation, flooding and landscape works;
- compliance with statutory requirements including planning and listed building conditions, and the Building Regulations;
- surveying, valuation and risk analysis;
- issues relating to copyright and other intellectual property, and
- professional conduct and disciplinary proceedings.
Published cases in which his opinions as an expert architect have been relied upon by the Court include Cala v McAlpine  F.S.R. 818, Jones v London Borough of Tower Hamlets  R.P.C. 23, McGlinn v Waltham Contractors and others  CILL 2441, and Hodgson v NHBC  EWHC 2226 (TCC). Only three of his decisions as an arbitrator have been appealed, all being upheld: VP Developments v Penwith District Council  EWHC 2544 (TCC), and Dawes v Treasure & Son Ltd, twice, at  EWHC 1932 (TCC) and  EWHC 3218 (TCC). The enforcement of two adjudication decisions have been challenged, unsuccesfully: Gray & Sons Builders v The Essential Box Co (2006 – TCC, unpublished) and Lobo v Corich  EWHC 1438 (TCC).
Lobo v Corich : “I am satisfied, if I needed to be, that there would have been no basis on which Mr Corich could have challenged the adjudication decision.”