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Dorrien specialises in commercial and construction litigation and dispute resolution (including domestic arbitration and international dispute resolution).
He qualified as a solicitor in 2002, having spent seven years working in the aerospace engineering sector.
Dorrien has extensive experience of commercial dispute resolution including High Court litigation, adjudication, mediation, expert determination and domestic arbitration. He has advised clients or been involved in cases in many foreign jurisdictions including the USA, Hong Kong, the Middle East and much of Europe.
Dorrien particularly enjoys cases with technical content or that are heavily reliant on expert evidence. He has significant experience of IT, manufacturing, engineering and construction disputes for clients that include engineering companies, construction contractors and local authorities.
Dorrien also specialises in the gathering of electronic evidence and the use of computer forensic methods in support of civil fraud claims.
Dorrien is "extremely experienced and hardworking" - Legal 500, 2016
Dorrien is praised for his "strong commercial acumen" - Legal 500, 2015
“Although this latest survey highlights a welcome boost in terms of new business, it is disappointing to see that exports figures are down again.
“It is perhaps not too surprising. UK manufacturers still don’t know what type of Brexit they will be dealing with and therefore many issues such as market access, tariffs, regulation, supply chains and access to labour, remain unresolved.
“At this stage, we don’t know the answer, but whatever happens over the next month or so, there’ll certainly be further changes for businesses, particularly those that trade overseas.”
“The manufacturing sector has been incredibly resilient over the last few years, but with negotiations on Brexit now at a crucial phase, the levels of uncertainty detected by this survey, are not surprising.
“Manufacturers are of course not blind to what is going on and many have been planning for different scenarios once we finally leave the EU. This hard work will no doubt pay off and I look forward to seeing an uplift in positivity from the sector once the picture on trade becomes clearer.”
“These results are disappointing, but not surprising, as we are seeing some growth in the sector, but the weight of uncertainty in the UK and across Europe is taking its toll on confidence levels.
“The manufacturing sector generally has been incredibly resolute in recent years and it is vital that this willingness to tackle the challenges that lie ahead continues.
“There are encouraging signs that many are continuing to invest in new products and hopefully as the commercial environment becomes clearer as we approach Brexit, the levels of growth amongst manufacturers will continue to rise.”
“Whilst it is encouraging that nearly half of the manufacturing sector remains positive, there are many uncertainties that may well prove this confidence to be sadly misplaced. With interest rates set to increase to the highest level since 2009 and still no clear outcome from the government’s Brexit negotiations on the horizon, there is much to encourage caution when assessing future prospects for the sector.”
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