Derek Nelson

Derek Nelson
Firm:
HKA
Office:
11 Pilgrim Street
EC4V 6RN
City:
London
Country:
England
Tel:
+44 20 7618 1200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Expert Witnesses

Derek is a chartered quantity surveyor and chartered engineering surveyor, with over 35 years of construction and engineering experience. He has acted as expert on over 45 occasions in delay, disruption and quantum matters.

Derek has held senior commercial and contracts positions for major international contractors and owners across Asia and Europe. His expertise includes matters of quantity surveying practice, valuation, damages, contract administration, contract management, commercial management and cost management, which he combines with his tested planning and delay analysis capabilities.

In addition to his expert commissions, Derek continues to provide clients with contractual advice, claims preparation and contract administration services on major contracts worldwide. He specialises in the preparation, negotiation and settlement of claims, whether disruption, acceleration or prolongation. Derek delivers advice and procedures to rapidly resolve or avoid disputes in a cost effective and timely manner.

Derek is both an accredited and certified expert witness and fellow of The Academy of Experts and has acted as a delay and quantum expert witness in arbitration, conciliation, litigation and mediation and as an expert determiner. He has been cross-examined on over 10 occasions and has delivered concurrent evidence in disputes from Belize to Brunei and Scotland to Singapore. Alongside his work as an expert adviser for ongoing projects, Derek undertakes the role of 'project neutral', independently reviewing international projects in preventative, on-the-job dispute resolution.

Aside from his extensive accreditations and wide experience, Derek is often called upon to deliver training and seminars on contractual problems, claims preparation, negotiation and dispute resolution. He has a strong reputation with peers and clients alike and is described as someone who “performs well in cross-examinations” and offers “professional and consistently high-quality work”, while referred to as “usually the quickest to comprehend the crux of a matter and from there he offers and communicates the practical options or solutions”. Derek is “a gifted quantum expert” that is commended for his “vigilance” during construction disputes. Nelson’s technical background coupled with his “intimate knowledge of international construction law and arbitration hearings” ensure that he is “highly sought after” to testify in disputes.

WWL says: The "highly respected" Derek Nelson is recognised for his "depth and breadth of technical know-how and industry experience" when it comes to complex construction disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Construction: Expert Witnesses

Derek is a chartered quantity surveyor and chartered engineering surveyor, with over 35 years of construction and engineering experience. He has acted as expert on over 45 occasions in delay, disruption and quantum matters.

Derek has held senior commercial and contracts positions for major international contractors and owners across Asia and Europe. His expertise includes matters of quantity surveying practice, valuation, damages, contract administration, contract management, commercial management and cost management, which he combines with his tested planning and delay analysis capabilities.

In addition to his expert commissions, Derek continues to provide clients with contractual advice, claims preparation and contract administration services on major contracts worldwide. He specialises in the preparation, negotiation and settlement of claims, whether disruption, acceleration or prolongation. Derek delivers advice and procedures to rapidly resolve or avoid disputes in a cost effective and timely manner.

Derek is both an accredited and certified expert witness and fellow of The Academy of Experts and has acted as a delay and quantum expert witness in arbitration, conciliation, litigation and mediation and as an expert determiner. He has been cross-examined on over 10 occasions and has delivered concurrent evidence in disputes from Belize to Brunei and Scotland to Singapore. Alongside his work as an expert adviser for ongoing projects, Derek undertakes the role of 'project neutral', independently reviewing international projects in preventative, on-the-job dispute resolution.

Aside from his extensive accreditations and wide experience, Derek is often called upon to deliver training and seminars on contractual problems, claims preparation, negotiation and dispute resolution. He has a strong reputation with peers and clients alike and is described as someone who “performs well in cross-examinations” and offers “professional and consistently high-quality work”, while referred to as “usually the quickest to comprehend the crux of a matter and from there he offers and communicates the practical options or solutions”. Derek is “a gifted quantum expert” that is commended for his “vigilance” during construction disputes. Nelson’s technical background coupled with his “intimate knowledge of international construction law and arbitration hearings” ensure that he is “highly sought after” to testify in disputes.

WWL says: The “impressive” Derek Nelson is a “much respected” figure in the market, commended by respondents for his outstanding work dealing with quantum, delay and disruption disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Construction which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Experts - Construction - Quantum & Delay

Derek is a chartered quantity surveyor and chartered engineering surveyor, with over 35 years of construction and engineering experience. He has acted as expert on over 45 occasions in delay, disruption and quantum matters.

Derek has held senior commercial and contracts positions for major international contractors and owners across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. His expertise includes matters of quantity surveying practice, valuation, damages, contract administration, contract management, commercial management and cost management, which he combines with his tested planning and delay analysis capabilities.

In addition to his expert commissions, Derek continues to provide clients with contractual advice, claims preparation and contract administration services on major contracts worldwide. He specialises in the preparation, negotiation and settlement of claims, whether disruption, acceleration or prolongation. Derek delivers advice and procedures to rapidly resolve or avoid disputes in a cost effective and timely manner.

Derek is both an accredited and certified expert witness and fellow of the Academy of Experts and has acted as a delay and quantum expert witness in arbitration, conciliation, litigation and mediation and as an expert determiner. He has been cross-examined on over 10 occasions and has delivered concurrent evidence in disputes from Belize to Brunei and Scotland to Singapore. Alongside his work as an expert adviser for ongoing projects, Derek undertakes the role of "project neutral", independently reviewing international projects in preventative, on-the-job dispute resolution.

Aside from his extensive accreditations and wide experience, Derek is often called upon to deliver training and seminars on contractual problems, claims preparation, negotiation and dispute resolution. Derek contributed the chapter "Disruption to Progress and Lost Productivity" to Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts (fifth edition, First Supplement).

He has a strong reputation with peers and clients alike and is described as someone who "performs well in cross-examinations" and offers "professional and consistently high-quality work", while referred to as "usually the quickest to comprehend the crux of a matter and from there he offers and communicates the practical options or solutions". Derek is "a gifted quantum expert" and commended for his "vigilance" during construction disputes. His technical background, coupled with his "intimate knowledge of international construction law and arbitration hearings", ensure that he is "highly sought after" to testify in disputes.

WWL says: Derek Nelson has a broad international practice and impresses peers with his "high- quality reports, well substantiated conclusions and excellent performance under cross-examination".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts which can be purchased from our Shop.

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