Mr Veramani Tuthirapathy


I am a Lecturer in Construction Law with over 30 years of international industrial experience. Throughout my career, I have been actively involved in both contentious and non-contentious matters, offering sustainable solutions for various commercial contracts and other legal issues. My industrial experience includes managing construction projects across diverse sectors, such as real estate development, engineering and infrastructure development, hospitality, oil & gas, manufacturing, and retail. In addition, I have actively participated in several arbitration and mediation forums based in Dubai (UAE), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Baltimore (USA), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

I am an active Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), UK and the Member of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (MAIADR), reflecting my deep commitment to the field of dispute resolution.

My academic focus is primarily on the legal framework governing the construction industry, particularly on the administration of commercial contracts, conflict avoidance in relation to risk management, dispute resolution and procedures, management of claims (time and costs), and the implication of tortious liability, including the understanding of professional liabilities.

In 2004, I had the honour of assisting Professor Dr. Surya P. Subedi, OBE, KC, DCL, in publishing his work titled ‘International Watercourses Law for the 21st Century: The Case of River Ganges Basin' (2005), reflecting my commitment to contributing to the academic discourse on various legal issues.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Construction Law


  • 2005 - LLM in International Business Law, Middlesex University, London, UK
  • 1994 - BSc (Hons) in Construction Management, Bolton Institute, UK
  • 1987 - Diploma in Civil Engineering (Distinction), Institute of Engineering Technology Malaysia

Teaching and learning

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Throughout my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of organisations across a variety of locations worldwide. These organisations include property developers, project management consultants, architects, main contractors, subcontractors and a family conglomerate. The projects that I have been involved with have been located in various countries such as the Middle East, Libya, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Miami, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, and Malaysia. These projects have encompassed a variety of development types, including hospitality, residential towers, commercial towers, townships, industrial buildings, mixed-use developments, and infrastructure projects. In these projects, standard form contracts, predominantly FIDIC with amendments, as well as bespoke contract forms have been utilised.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), UK
  • Member of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (MAIADR)

Leadership and management

University responsibilities

  • Module Leader for CE7012 Legal Obligations & Conditions of Contract