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Alan Sinclair

Alan Sinclair

Turner & Townsend33 Bothwell Street 2nd FloorGlasgowScotlandG2 6NL

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Alan Sinclair is "very pragmatic", "commercially sound" and "very knowledgeable" on construction matters.


Alan joined Turner & Townsend in 2011 as the director responsible for establishing and launching our Scottish contract services division. He now leads our Scottish, North East of England and Irish divisions, and is a member of the UK management board.

Alan has significant construction experience operating at senior management level in advising on commercial and contractual approaches, across a diverse portfolio of projects in the public and private sectors. Alan’s role encompasses support on projects that are being delivered during the construction phase, as well as providing advice upon disputes and dispute avoidance. He has wide experience advising both contractors and client bodies including government entities.

From an engineering background, Alan has many years of experience within the construction industry, with defined skills in preparing and defending contractors’ claims, preparing independent reviews of projects in dispute, contract advice, adjudication, arbitration and expert witness work in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. 

Alan has significant experience in major infrastructure projects, as well as real estate, power and industrial and manufacturing projects. Alan is highly proficient with planning software, such Primavera, MS Project and Asta Power Project, and employs a wide range of analysis techniques, including windows, collapsed as-built and as-planned versus as-built, in order to demonstrate causation. In addition, Alan is also regularly instructed to provide expert opinion on quantum matters, such as preparation of final accounts, valuation of variations, re-measurement, inflation and assessment of disruption/prolongation cost claims.

Alan is a chartered engineer, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Institution of Civil Engineers and has a masters degree in construction law. Alan regularly acts as delay and quantum expert and has been cross-examined in a number of tribunals on a range of subject matters related to delay, disruption and quantum.

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