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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Alan Whaley is highly adept and experienced in "complex technical and financial" construction cases.


Alan is a chartered construction manager, chartered quantity surveyor, accredited expert witness and director within Arcadis LLP's forensic delay team. He has over 18 years of experience working at all levels of the construction industry.

Over the course of his career, Alan has participated in the management and delivery of a variety of domestic and international projects within both contractor and client teams. These projects include international airports, onshore/offshore seaports, oil and gas facilities, gas fired power stations, water treatment works, chemical processing facilities, railways, sports stadia, high-rise developments, hotels, retail developments and residential schemes. He has held a range of senior professional roles including quantity surveyor, planning/programming consultant, contracts administrator and claims manager. He commenced his career on site working as a carpenter.

Alan now specialises in the forensic investigation of delay and disruption affecting major international construction, energy and infrastructure projects. He is frequently instructed on behalf of clients and contractors as expert witness or independent expert, and has testifying experience in international arbitration. He adopts a pragmatic and analytical approach to delay analysis with a focus on simplifying complex technical problems, and has an in-depth understanding of the relationship between issues of liability, delay and quantum.

Alongside his professional career, Alan leads the dispute resolution module on the University of Salford's LLM construction law and practice programme. He also leads the forensic delay analysis diploma course for the College of Contract Management. In addition, he is a doctoral researcher and published author specialising in construction law, dispute resolution and construction claim related issues.

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