Managing Director: Laurette Gallagher
Construction Expert Services Limited provides expert evidence for all financial aspects of a construction dispute and has a wide range of construction experience in building structures, heavy civil works, marine works, power generation and process plant.
We operate on a worldwide basis; not defined by geographical borders, cultures, contract types, jurisdictions, arbitral or litigation processes.
Since our formation in 2006 we have been appointed by contractors, developers, educational institutions, governments, insurance companies, joint ventures, power generation companies, resort hotels and casinos for projects in Central America, the Middle East, South Asia and East Asia. We have produced evidence for courts and arbitral tribunals in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
We are well-versed on working on large, complex projects often with intricate contracting arrangements. For a single appointment a dispute may range from US$10 million to in excess of US$200 million. Our work gives us the opportunity to study many projects and the parties involved in those projects. We know how parties operate as part of a project team and individually as a corporate entity.
We adopt a consistent and meticulous approach to our work, so no conflicts arise in the services we provide or the manner in which we treat our clients. All appointments are treated the same regardless of the dispute details.
We have a full understanding of the arbitration and litigation process, the level of evidence required to support quantum assessments and the proper principle and approach to be adopted when assessing quantum.
We fully endorse the importance of expert witness services being provided in an independent, concise, impartial manner in order to assist an arbitral tribunal or court to discharge its obligations judicially. We are very earnest about the role and responsibilities of giving expert evidence and what makes credible expert evidence.
We have worked alongside many leading construction senior counsel and international law firms and have produced evidence for renowned arbitral tribunals. We know what is expected of us and we deliver.
We have had continual feedback as to the credibility of the services we provide through awards and decisions published by arbitral tribunals and courts. There is no better measure of competence than by the judicial power itself.
Our success derives from our integrity and continuing commitment to provide a highly professional service. We will not accept an appointment that we are unable to commit to or excel at, because it is the quality of our work and our reputation that we strive for and therefore we will not settle for giving less than our best. We only provide expert witness services or independent opinions on matters likely to be proceeding to arbitration or litigation. We do not attempt to be all things to all parties. We know what we excel at, and we stick to it.
Our reputation therefore is founded on our technical excellence and our commitment to the expert’s duties; all of which is reflected in the credibility given to the evidence that we have produced. That is why 95 per cent of our appointments are referrals from parties who have interacted with us during previous arbitrations and litigations.
The firm was named “Construction Disputes Service Provider of the Year in Hong Kong” in 2015 Global Law Experts Awards. We are also “exclusively recommended and endorsed as the construction expert from Hong Kong” by Five Star Law.
We are always looking forward to taking on more challenging appointments, and receiving further recognition for our services.
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