Australia: Construction Expert Witnesses 2018

In this chapter we recognise 12 highly regarded construction expert witnesses. They are featured due to their experience advising and providing expert evidence on a wide range of matters including quantum and delay, and technical issues.

Global construction consultancy firm HKA achieves four listings in this chapter.
Derek Sharp boasts extensive experience in the construction and engineering industries and draws praise for “his close attention to detail and flexible thought processes”. Sources say, “I trust in Derek’s ability to deliver as a result of his technical expertise.”
Paul Roberts stands out for “his sensible and practical advice, which he delivers with a sense of humour”. Lawyers speak highly of “his impressive analytical skills and fearless advice”. 
Anne Connolly is a well-recognised figure who enjoys an excellent reputation in the market for her deep expertise in quantum and delay.
James Lyle is a seasoned expert in engineering and construction disputes and boasts deep expertise in delay analysis.

TBH is a project advisory firm that sees two lawyers listed here.
Jonathan Shahady is regularly engaged to advise on major construction projects. He has a strong expert witness practice and is widely regarded as a go-to player in the space.
With over 20 years’ industry experience, George Matta boasts vast knowledge of the construction industry and is well known for his expertise in scheduling and delay matters.

At Amog Consulting, Andrew Potts is a well-established name in the Australian market who continues to impress sources with his first-rate expert witness work in relation to projects claims.
Paul Sincock also garners recognition this year for his expertise in the construction industry, an area in which he boasts extensive experience.

Hinds Blunden’s Phillip Blunden is “at the very top of the field” and is known for his sophisticated delay analysis. He has over 40 years’ experience in the sector and is a highly sought-after consultant to major clients and law firms.

Andrew Baigent of Baigents Consulting Engineers is highly visible in the Australian market and wins praise from sources who note that he “is certainly a leader” in the construction industry. 

At FTI Consulting, Stephen Rae boasts three decades’ experience in the construction sector. He is recognised for his well-established disputes practice and enjoys a superb reputation among peers and clients for his first-rate expert witness work.

At Keays Engineering, Russell Keays stands out as “a great engineering expert” and wins high praise from sources for his excellent work when it comes to complex disputes.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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