David Mosey
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Research interests

Professor Mosey’s research interests focus on the interdisciplinary relationships of construction law with the evolving practices of procurement and project management. This includes research into partnering, alliancing, joint ventures and other models for collaborative working. Professor Mosey is involved in a current research project for the UK Government in relation to procurement, early contractor involvement and supply chain management, and has established King’s College London as an academic partner of Constructing Excellence and the Cabinet Office. He is also exploring the potential and legal challenges of Building Information Modelling and the impact of construction projects on the community.


  •  Construction law
  •  Construction procurement and management

Biographical details

Professor David Mosey PhD is Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at the Dickson Poon School of Law.  He joined the Centre in May 2013 after spending 33 years as a specialist construction lawyer, including over 20 years as Head of Projects and Construction at solicitors Trowers and Hamlins LLP where he headed a national team of over 30 lawyers. During his career in private practice Professor Mosey advised on a wide variety of construction and engineering projects in the UK and internationally, with a particular focus on improving procurement and contractual techniques for project delivery.

Professor Mosey was educated at the University of Wales in Cardiff where he obtained his LLB in 1976, and at King's College London, where he was awarded a doctorate in 2007 for research entitled "Process contracting and early contractor appointments: the potential of the conditional preconstruction phase agreement to support procurement, partnering and project management".  Before taking up his professorship Professor Mosey was a regular lecturer and dissertation supervisor on the King's MSc course in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.

Professor Mosey started his career as a legal adviser seconded to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain from 1980 to 1984, serving firstly in the Ministry of Housing and then in the Ministry of Finance and National Economy. He spent a further period in the Arabian Gulf from 1998 to 1991 as resident partner of the Trowers and Hamlins office in the Sultanate of Oman.  During that period he was also honorary legal adviser to H.M. British Ambassador and Chairman of the British Scholarships for Oman charity.

Professor Mosey authored and pioneered the innovative PPC2000 suite of partnering contracts, based on work with the Construction Industry Council and Association of Consultant Architects. Its success led to his team at Trowers and Hamlins winning the Legal Business "Construction Team of the Year" award in 2001 and to him winning the Constructing Excellence "Achiever of the Year" award in 2009.

In 2005 Professor Mosey was appointed joint head of the UK Government's National Change Agent initiative, established to achieve savings and improvements in the procurement of social housing.  An initial four year term was extended to 2011, by which time the initiative had helped to secure savings in excess of 14% on a £1.8 billion programme and had supported over 500 apprenticeships.

In 2009 Professor Mosey was appointed to chair a Housing Forum Working Group on “The Future of Partnering and Procurement”, whose findings formed part of the April 2010 report “Turning the Corner”. In 2011, he was principal author of the CITB "Client-Based Approach" to improving employment and skills outputs in the construction industry.

In 2012 Professor Mosey was invited to join the Cabinet Office/Infrastructure UK Trial Project Support Group and Trial Project Delivery Group, established to test the procurement recommendations of the UK Government Construction Strategy.


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