Cameron Staude currently works as an attorney specialising in all aspects of construction and engineering law. He advises his clients on any issues relating to the use of the standard forms of construction contract and he also has experience in the drafting of bespoke contracts as and when they are needed,
and he regularly counsels on how to manage and administer the contracts. Added to this experience he has dealt with and provided commercial support to his clients in all matters relating to and resolving claims and disputes.
He holds a Bachelor of Law degree as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree both from Rhodes University and in 2008 Cameron was admitted as an attorney to the High Court of South Africa. In addition to this, in 2015 he successfully
completed the Construction Adjudication Law programme run at the University of Pretoria.
Over the years Cameron has worked closely with some of South Africa’s largest construction, mining and engineering houses as a legal consultant and before recently starting his own law firm he held the position of Commercial Manager for Basil Read. Cameron’s in-depth knowledge of the construction
industry is evident and he is he is excited about using these experiences and his ‘war stories’ to add to the training experience.
Cameron says, ‘the understanding and successful implementation of the NEC3 Black Book contract can result in major benefits for projects in terms of time, cost saving and improved quality. And when you consider that the contract promotes a collaborative spirit between the contractor and the client the end result should be projects that are delivered on time and within budget. In order to get this right, it is
paramount to understand the structure & content of NEC contracts in order to be able to assess and minimise risk and ensure the success of the project.