Ian Robinson is the founder and principal of Tempus Delay Analysis, based in London. Ian founded Tempus in 2012 having been a partner with construction specialists Davis Langdon LLP since 1998 and having led Davis Langdon’s Legal Support Group since 2008. Ian leads a specialist team providing advice, support and expert analysis in relation to delay and disruption as it affects the construction and engineering industries. Ian specialises in the forensic investigation of construction and engineering delays, with a view to assisting parties and tribunals to identify the extent, causes of and responsibility for critical project delays. Ian’s clients are drawn from all sides of the industry and include property developers, government and local government departments (both UK and international), universities, contractors and specialist subcontractors, utility companies, engineers and architects and their insurers.
Ian has practised in this area since 1995 and has acted as an expert witness in numerous high-value and high-profile cases before a variety of tribunals. This includes a number of appearances before the Technology and Construction Court in London, and also before international arbitral tribunals (both ICC and UNCITRAL) in London, Paris, Bucharest, Miami and Johannesburg. Ian has given oral evidence on 12 occasions, including a number of reported cases. Most recently these include Mirant Asia-Pacific Construction (Hong Kong) Limited v Ove Arup & Partners International Limited and Another  EWHC 918 (TCC), and Walter Lilly & Co Ltd v Mackay & Another  EWHC 1773 (TCC).
Ian’s practice is a combination of UK and internationally based work, including projects in Canada, South Africa, Peru and Chile, the UAE, Ireland, the Philippines, Romania, Trinidad and Turkey. Ian’s experience covers a wide range of sectors in the construction, civil engineering, energy and oil and gas industries. This includes commercial and residential property (including a number of iconic projects in London), hospitals, hotels, military facilities, major roads and bridges, flood defence and control facilities, coal, gas, hydro-electric, nuclear and offshore power generation, airport facilities, oil pipelines and pumping facilities, offshore jetties and harbour construction. Ian has advised on matters with sums in dispute of up to £500 million.
Ian is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, having qualified as a chartered quantity surveyor in 1990.
WWL says: Ian Robinson brings over 20 years of experience advising arbitrations worldwide on complex construction and engineering delay cases.
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