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Expert in Construction Claims, Dispute Management and Resolution of Delay and Quantum Issues.

Expert ID: 730019 United Kingdom

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Expert has been a testifying expert witness in Construction matters for twenty years. Expert testified in the two longest running cases in the former TCC and has given evidence (and has been cross examined) on numerous other reported High Court cases. He has also testified in major arbitrations in Taiwan, Geneva, Paris, London and Dubai. Specialising in Quantum issues Expert also deals with delay as his career began as a Planner before he moved into Quantity Surveying.
Expert has never been on the losing side in any arbitration or court case and is currently instructed on a $1.5bn construction dispute which has a quantim claim of around $800m.
A specialist in Power, Energy and Oil and Gas, Expert still works on construction and infrastrucure projects such as major airports, bridges and roads.

Testifying expert on a major oil rig for a Brazilian Oil Company, argued that a global quantum claim was uneccessary and inappropriate, successfully.Testifying expert on a Middle East Airport dispute relating to delay. Argued successfully that the claimed Critical Path was flawed and the EoT was unfounded.Testifying on a termination case, successfully arguing that the delays were client oriented and so the Termination was unwarranted, damges were paid to the Contractor, his client.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: LLB Subject: Law Degree Institution: University of London, External Degree
Year: 1985 Degree: MCIArb Subject: Arbitration Institution: CIArb
Year: 1983 Degree: FRICS Subject: Quantity Surveying Institution: UCLAN
Year: 1982 Degree: PolyDipQS Subject: Quantity Surveying/construction Institution: UCLAN
Year: 1978 Degree: MCIOB Subject: Building Institution: Teeside Polytechnic

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: Hill International UK Ltd Title: Executive Director Department: Dispute Resolution Responsibilities: Senior Expert Witness and Director
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: EC Harris LLP Title: Partner Department: Contract Solutions Responsibilities: Partner in dispute resolution section.
Years: 1992 to 2007 Employer: Stapleton International Title: Director Department: Expert Services Responsibilities: Director of Expert Services

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1999 to Present Agency: HM Treasury Role: Expert Witness Description: Resolving dispute on the British Library project.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2003 Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: Taiwan High Speed Rail link, expert witness for quantum in an arbitral style conciliation and many negotiations.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Country / Region: Hong Kong Summary: Expert Witness on the Lantau Crossing, valued and reported on the valuation of loss and expense.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Country / Region: UAE Summary: Variety of assignments on large projects including managing the variations on the Metro for EC Harris for a period of time. Ongoing work in Dubai on major dispute
Years: 2008 to 2009 Country / Region: Egypt/Qatar Summary: Quantum Expert on diputes arising form new international airports project in both countries.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is FRICS, MCIArb, MAE
Publications and Patents Summary
He has written over 50 published artices and two industry related textbooks.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
UK High Court, TCC, ICC Arbitrations, Uncitral Arbitrations, DIAC Arbityrations. Over 100 reports for these various bodies, testified 11 times, longest period in cross examination 7 court days.
Training / Seminars
Author of 2 books entitled: Conflicts in Construction and Loss and expense explained. Has lectured on a variety of subjects to audiences in four continents since 1985. Currently seminar leader for Knowles and Hill International.
Marketing Experience
He has specialised in Power Stations, oil and gas and bridges, having worked around the globe on each. Nonetheless, he still carries out assignments on contruction projects and am currently working an a single building valued at AED 5bn.
Other Relevant Experience
He provides in house training course on conflict, dispute resolution and construction negotiation.

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