BSc (Hons) PGDipADR FRICS FCIArb SMIIRSM
Co-Founder & Director
Domec Professional Services
Adjudicator | Mediator | Arbitrator
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Matthew Fedigan BSc (Hons) PGDip CertMed FRICS FCIArb SMIIRSM - Professional Profile
Matthew’s role as a co-founding director of Domec Professional Services (Buildings Consultancy) & Fedigan-Evans (Property Investment Fund), is predominantly focused around leading expert consultant teams to deliver core market offerings relating to Surveying & Facilities consultancy, Safety, Health, Environmental Quality Performance, architecture & structural services & construction related Legal Solutions & Dispute Resolution.
During Matthew’s career to date, he has had the opportunity to work across the higher education, financial services, investment & funds, government, energy & legal sectors accross the UK, Europe, USA & the UAE.
Matthew has undertaken post-graduate training & qualifications in legalistic areas of practice & risk mitigation including alternative dispute resolution, independent expert, expert witness, expert determination, contract solutions, high value dilapidations & settlement claims, neighbourly matters including all areas of boundaries & access matters & building defect claims as well as safety & environmental enforcement actions advice. Matthew regularly briefs & works alongside appointed counsel in relation to high value property actions. Matthew regularly accepts direct instructions to represent clients in respect of construction & property related disputes as a party representative or separately as an adjudicator or mediator.
Matthew has developed professional specialities in an array of commercial construction and property law related areas of practice as well as related academic research. Matthew is currently undertaking an academic PhD in construction & property law & construction related alternative dispute resolution with Liverpool John Moores University.
Qualifications & Professional Memberships
Lecturer in Law - University College of Estate Management (UCEM) Reading
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution (University of Warwick / RSPH )
Certified Mediator & Mediation Advocate (RICS, CIC & CIArb)
Elected Member of the RICS President's Pannel of Adjudicators
Member of RICS Pannel list of accredited evaluative and facilitative Mediators.
Post Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling & Project Mangement
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Member of the Society of Construction Law
Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (SMIIRSM)
Member Merseyside & Cheshire Construction Safety Group
Member (& former chair) RICS North West UK board
Currently undertaking a PhD in construction & property law & related forms of alternative dispute resolution with Liverpoo John Moores University
Matthew was elected chair of the RICS North West UK board from 2014-2018 & remains a committed member of the board.
At the age of 31, in 2019 Matthew became the youngest person in the North of England in RICS’s 150-year history to be awarded fellowship, RICS’ highest level of qualification, held by only approximately 5% of surveyors internationally with an average age of 60 years. In 2020 Matthew was elected an appointed member of the RICS President's pannel of Adjudicators, one of the youngest professionals ever appointed to the Panel in RICS' history.
Matthew has previously been awarded RICS' international young surveyor of the year overall title & young surveyor of the year in asset & facilities management award category.
Matthew is a lecturer in Law at UCEM for post graduate students and specialises in Law of Contract and Law for the built environment and property. He is a regular commentator in industry press & speaker at related conferences & events. Matthew has recently appeared as a speaker at alongside BBC’s Clare Balding & Will Gompertz at conferences such as RICS’ Building Surveying conference, Facilities management conference & ECO-Build London Excel with audiences often ranging from several hundred to in excess of one thousand people. Matthew has undertaken lectures collaboratively with other professional bodies including the Law Society.
Matthew is a member of the Liverpool John Moore’s University Industrial liaison committee & regularly undertakes university lectures in commercial, property and construction law & provides training & support to undergraduate students studying property related disciplines and in aspects of commercial construction law and dispute resolution.
He also acts as an RICS "APC doctor " advising Surveying candidates nationally in preparation for sitting RICS assessment of professional competence professional examinations & to encourage greater diversity & access to the profession. Matthew was an original signatory to the RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark.
Matthew has developed specific initiatives to eliminate youth homelessness through the use of pro-bono surveying & legal expertise in conjunction with Landaid (the property industry charity). He was asked to become a member of the Landaid North West UK board in 2019. In 2018 Matthew was fortunate to meet HRH The Duke of Cambridge in relation to proposals he developed in this area which continue to receive political & industry backing & interest. In 2018 Matthew donated in excess of £20K of funding or pro-bono services to related charitable & philanthropic causes.
Domec Professional Services is an award-winning buildings consultancy operating nationally, with clients based predominantly across Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham & London. Our head offices are based on Rodney Street in the cultural heart of the city of Liverpool.
Our Clients include professional firms, businesses, lenders, major corporate entities, charities, government bodies & individuals. Many of our clients find that our breadth & depth of experience & our ability to work in teams consistently enables us to provide a comprehensive service across many different areas of practice.