Len Bunton is a quantity surveyor with a significant track record in the construction industry. He has been involved in commercial developments, health and defense projects, schools, industrial developments, power stations, hotel and leisure projects, golf courses, governmental buildings, private finance projects, public/private sector partnerships, manufacturing and production facilities.
Len qualified in 1972 and after a period in the public sector he became an associate then partner with a professional QS firm. He commenced his own firm in 1979 and from a standing start developed this into a 50 strong practice by the mid 80’s where he became senior partner. He developed the firm into project management, cost management, building surveying and dispute resolution.
In the early 90’s he was approached by a leading UK company, Beard Dove Ltd, who acquired his firm, with Len becoming Operations Director in Scotland. He developed into other areas of this company and eventually was appointed as a main board director in 1995, with operational responsibility for the northern part of the UK. He also set up and was responsible for the company’s Contract Advisory Services unit in the UK.
In 1996 Len joined the Bucknall Group as main board director and again took operational responsibility for operations in the north region of the UK. In the following years he developed further his high level procurement experience on major building and civil engineering projects, developed the companies PFI/PPP consultancy and also became involved in contractual issues on Prime Contracting. He has played a significant role in customer care, best practice and business development etc.
He has acted as project director for cost management on a number of major construction projects.
Len first developed focused experience in dispute resolution in 1978. He took a specific interest in construction law and has lectured regularly on conditions of contract internally, and also to clients.
From 1978 to present he has been involved in many dispute resolution issues and has acted as arbiter, adjudicator, expert witness, mediator, conciliator and claims consultant, in the United Kingdom and Internationally. He has appeared in court on a number of instances as expert witness.
He also developed specific experience in construction insolvency and corporate recovery.
Len is the current chairman of the Scottish Building Contracts Committee.
He has been appointed to conduct two expert determinations and has advised a major client in a multi million pound expert determination.