Victoria Tyson

Victoria Tyson is a director and a specialist international construction lawyer qualified to practise in England and Wales and Hong Kong. She has dealt almost exclusively with international construction law disputes since 1998 and has extensive experience in all forms of construction and engineering dispute avoidance and resolution. She has particular expertise in complex international arbitration and specialist knowledge of the FIDIC forms of contract. Victoria has worked on large construction projects around the world including airports, ports, motorways, railways, bridges, dams, water supplies, hydropower stations, wind farms, mines, oil and gas plants, and pipelines. She has worked with many bespoke and standard forms of construction contract, including FIDIC, NEC, ICE, JCT, and HKIA. Recently, she partnered with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Training and worked closely with the ICE Law and Contracts examination panel to develop a new portfolio of eLearning courses. Victoria has a construction background, qualifying with a degree in Building Management. She spent a year working for an architectural and surveying practice before embarking on her legal training, which she completed with Masons in London and Hong Kong. She spent a total of four years with Masons before joining the Construction Group of Herbert Smith’s Litigation and Arbitration Department. Upon her return to the UK Victoria joined Corbett & Co. where she was able to continue with her international focus.
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FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—termination by the Contractor
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the contractor’s rights to terminate FIDIC contracts. It covers the Red, Yellow and Silver Books (1999 editions) and the Pink and Gold Books.

FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—termination by the Employer
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the Employer’s rights to terminate under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books 1999, the Gold Book 2008 and the Pink Book 2010.

FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—the role of the Engineer
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the role and duties of the Engineer in the FIDIC Red and Yellow Books 1999 and the Pink Book 2010.

FIDIC contracts 2017—termination by the Contractor
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the grounds upon which the Contractor may terminate the FIDIC Red Book 2017, FIDIC Yellow Book 2017 and FIDIC Silver Book 2017. It considers the notice requirements in relation to termination under these contracts, the consequences of termination and the right to payment on termination. It also looks at the Contractor’s right to terminate due to the occurrence of an Exceptional Event (force majeure) under the 2017 FIDIC contracts.

FIDIC contracts 2017—termination by the Employer
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the grounds upon which the Employer may terminate the FIDIC Red Book 2017, Yellow Book 2017 and Silver Book 2017. It looks at the notice requirements regarding termination and the consequences of termination under these FIDIC contracts. It also examines termination for convenience, termination for failure to remedy a defect or damage and termination due to an exceptional event (force majeure) under the 2017 FIDIC contracts.

FIDIC contracts 2017—the role of the Engineer
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the role of the Engineer under the FIDIC Red Book 2017 and FIDIC Yellow Book 2017. It looks at who will be appointed as the Engineer, the duties of the Engineer and the Engineer’s ability to issue instructions and make determinations.

FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Gold Book 2008
Practice Note

This Practice Note provides an introduction to the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate (DBO) Projects 2008, commonly known as the Gold Book 2008. It looks at the suitability and structure of the Contract, and identifies key features of the General Conditions.

FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 1999
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Red Book. It was produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co, and considers the structure and key provisions of the contract.

FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction 2017 (second edition), commonly known as the FIDIC Red Book 2017, which is intended for building and engineering works where the Employer bears the design responsibility. It considers the structure and key provisions of the contract.

FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Silver Book 1999
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects 1999 (commonly known as the Silver Book). It was produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson a Director at Corbett & Co.

FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Silver Book 2017
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (second edition), commonly known as the FIDIC Silver Book 2017, which is intended for use where the Contractor is to carry out all of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) in relation to the project, providing the Employer with a fully-equipped facility that is ready for operation. It considers the structure and key provisions of the contract.

FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Yellow Book 1999
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book. It was produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson, a Director of Corbett & Co, and considers the structure and key provisions of the contract.

FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Yellow Book 2017
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build (second edition), commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 2017, which is intended for construction projects where the Contractor will bear both design and construction responsibility, including contracts relating to electrical/mechanical installations. It considers the structure and key provisions of the contract.

Other work

FIDIC Red Book 1999—Engineer’s duties and authority—checklist

This Checklist lists the duties and tasks of the Engineer in the FIDIC Red Book 1999.

FIDIC Red Book 2017: Engineer’s duties and authority—checklist

This Checklist sets out the key duties of the Engineer and the scope of its authority under the FIDIC Red Book 2017 General Conditions of Contract.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • Chartered Institute of Building

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

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