Matthew Bastone DipArb FRICS FCIArb
Master Arbitrator 2016 - 2017
Matthew was installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators on 25 October 2016
Matthew was born and grew up in London and was educated at Wallington Grammar School for Boys and, subsequently, the Brixton School of Building (now the London South Bank University).
Matthew is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a career spanning 25 years in construction, starting as an articled trainee with John Laing Construction, with whom he qualified in 1977. He subsequently worked for A Monk & Company as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and as a Regional Quantity Surveyor for Wade Adams Construction before joining LRM Contract Services, a QS Consultancy, where he gained his first experience of the world of dispute resolution, and became a Director of the company and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
In 1989 Matthew returned to contracting as Regional Quantity Surveyor and, subsequently, Quantity Surveying Director with Alfred McAlpine before moving to Kier as Commercial Director. Matthew left Kier in 1996 to set up in private practice and embarked immediately upon the College of Estate Management’s Post Graduate Diploma in Arbitration, which he completed in 1998 and was awarded the Robert Jardine Brown prize.
Matthew is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is active in his profession, having been Chairman at branch level with both the RICS and the CIArb. He is also a member of Arbrix, the Society of Construction Law and the Adjudication Society.
Matthew is an arbitrator and an adjudicator on the panels of the RICS, the CIArb, the RIBA and CEDR. He has been appointed on more than 300 occasions to adjudicate statutory adjudications and contractual and ad hoc adjudications. He is also an accredited expert witness and, over the past 15 years, has provided forensic surveying services and prepared expert reports in connection with a wide variety of construction disputes.Matthew is married to Susan who is a Chartered Librarian. They have two children and two grandchildren and live in Wiltshire.