The Centre’s Directors are:
- Brandon Malone (nominated by Law Society of Scotland)
- Katie Hay (nominated by Law Society of Scotland)
- Janey Milligan (nominated by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
- Ysella Jago (nominated by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
- Brandon Nolan (nominated by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
- Jonathan Broome (nominated by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
- George Burgess (nominated by Scottish Government)
- Jan Marshall (nominated by Scottish Government)
Janey L Milligan LLM FRICS FCIArb MAICA
Since 1997, Janey has been Managing Director of Construction Dispute Resolution. Initially qualifying as a chartered quantity surveyor and after 15 years in private practice, Janey lectured at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on professional practice and construction contracts and dispute resolution. Janey has wide experience in construction contracts specialising in providing contract advice to contractors and consultants in the construction industry, and in dispute resolution in the roles of Adjudicator and Arbitrator. Janey qualified with a Masters Degree in Construction Law from the University of Strathclyde in 1997. With her extensive and varied experience she has been appointed to provide Expert Opinion in the areas of quantum in relation to construction contract claims for extension of time and loss and expense; contract administration and professional negligence. Always actively involved with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Janey is a Past Chairman of RICS Scotland (2007-2008) and is a Non executive member of the RICS UK World Regional Board.
Ysella is the Dispute Resolution Executive for RICS in Scotland, a position she took up in September 2012 after completing her legal traineeship. RICS Dispute Resolution Service is the world’s largest provider of alternative dispute resolution services to the property and construction industries, appointing around 10,000 dispute resolvers per year. Managing the Dispute Resolution Service in Scotland, she appoints professional dispute resolvers to determine hundreds of disputes across Scotland every year. Scotland has the second largest membership within the RICS world regional structure. RICS is an independent professional body originally established in the UK by Royal Charter. Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity – providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society. Ysella is an accredited mediator and is working towards accreditation in arbitration and adjudication.
Jonathan’s principal areas of practice are in construction, professional negligence and commercial disputes. Before calling to the Bar, Jonathan was a partner in a leading firm of commercial solicitors. He has a strong interest and practice in alternative dispute resolution, particularly in arbitration and adjudication. Jonathan is ranked as a Band 2 counsel in Construction, and in Professional Negligence, by Chambers UK and is ranked Band 1 in Commercial Litigation by Legal 500. He has LLP board experience and was ranked as a Band 1 solicitor in Construction by Chambers UK. He is Chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was lead drafter of the Scottish Arbitration Code 2007.
Jan Marshall is a member of the Government Legal Service in Scotland. She is currently Head of the Civil Law and Legal System Division in the Scottish Government Justice Directorate. The Division deals with policy related to tribunals, court reform, law reform, family and property law, legal aid and access to justice. Prior to this, Jan was Legal Secretary to the Advocate General for Scotland, one of the UK’s Law Officers, based in London. She has provided legal services to the Scottish Government on a range of topics including criminal justice, health and employment law. Prior to joining the civil service she was a solicitor in private practice.
Dr William George Burgess
George has recently taken up a new post in the Scottish Government, leading on EU and International Trade and Investment, with particular emphasis on the outcome of the EU referendum. Prior to this, he had been Head of the Environmental Quality Division since 2011, where his responsibilities included waste and resources, radioactive materials, the water environment, flooding and reservoirs, sponsorship of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and better environmental regulation. Prior to this he worked in the Scottish Government on Facilities Management, Criminal Justice, Finance, Devolution and Constitutional Policy and as Private Secretary to the Deputy First Minister. George has an MA in Natural Sciences and a PhD on Electron Microscopy from the University of Cambridge.