This year’s guide highlights 203 expert witnesses in the field of construction. The individuals listed stand out for their outstanding work on disputes across a range of industry sectors, with claims arising from both quantum and delay issues on large-scale projects.
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The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who’s Who Legal does not list law firms, only individual lawyers. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
David Barry is a Global Elite Thought Leader this year, and is widely considered as “the best expert around” thanks to his considerable experience in the construction sector.
Global Elite Thought Leader Rob Palles-Clark is a “brilliant expert” and comes “very highly recommended” by his peers for his “excellent” handling of delay and quantum analysis.
Joanne Prior is an “extremely able” practitioner with a “very analytical” approach. She is particularly “impressive in cross-examination”, remark impressed sources.
David Goodman is a “very thorough” and “very experienced” expert who brings a “practical approach” to his work.
Austin Duffy has the ability to combine "real project and technical expertise" with his skills as an expert on programming and construction project management. He is renowned for his sense of "presence and authority" on cases.
Neil Fitch always delivers when providing expert testimony in contentious proceedings relating to construction and engineering projects.
David Falkenstern is lauded for his “clear and precise reporting skills” and is always “thoroughly prepared – no stone is left unturned”.
Ewen Maclean is a well-regarded expert witness with a “very practical” approach, which “sets him apart” from the competition.
Michael Stokes is a “bright” and “extremely good quantum expert”, hailed for his tremendous expertise in delay analysis.
The “experienced” Tony Farrow impresses market commentators with his “great analytical skills” and “thorough, systematic” approach.
David Dale combines an “experienced” mindset with a “very professional” approach to construction claims, and is lauded as an extremely “well-respected expert”.
Scott Jardine leaves sources “very impressed” thanks to his deep knowledge and expertise in construction programming.
The “excellent” Mamas Stavrou possesses “deep technical expertise” in construction disputes and is highly skilled in cross-examination.
The established Franco Mastrandrea is a “well-known quantum expert”, recognised for his great depth of knowledge and experience in mediation, arbitration and adjudication.
Mark Dixon is an “excellent and very reliable expert”, praised for his “hands-on” approach to contentious proceedings across the construction and engineering sectors.
Derek Nelson is a “thorough” expert with the innate ability “to react quickly and master a lot of material within a short time”.
Geoff Bewsey has established a reputation as a “highly intelligent and intuitive” expert with vast experience in disruption claims and delay analysis.
Emyr Evans has “considerable experience in preparing written evidence” and provides an “impartial and objective” outlook in construction disputes.
Doug Neville is distinguished for his “logical thought process” and deep knowledge of construction-related quantum analysis.
The “excellent” Russell Bates is well regarded among peers for his well-rounded knowledge of delay claims and strong experience as an expert witness.
Tom Kapapa is a leader in the Middle East thanks to his “impressive” expertise and “abilities in complex arbitration” cases.
Colin Russell has an “extensive” skillset and is particularly praised for his work supporting arbitrations and in case managements.
Other Leading Individuals
Global Elite Thought Leader Wendy MacLaughlin of gb2 is a “very impressive” expert with great understanding and “strong attention to detail” and a great understanding of engineering and construction disputes.
Colin Byford is listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader in our guide this year and is widely regarded as “one of the best” for quantity surveying and quantum analysis in construction disputes.
Yendall Hunter’s Andrew Yendall has been recognised as a Global Elite Thought Leader this year. He is “highly regarded” among sources who single him out as a leading construction specialist in programming and delay claims.
Ian Robinson of Tempus Delay Analysis is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who consider him “one of the best delay experts in the market”.
Secretariat’s Liam Holder is hailed “the best quantum expert out there” and a consistent “leader in his field”.
John Mullen of Diales Expert Witness Services is a standout name in construction for his deep technical knowledge of claim valuation.
Hervé de Trogoff of Accuracy is highlighted by commentators for his adept handling of construction disputes and delay analysis relating to high-value projects.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Meera Wagman is an “extremely intelligent construction expert”, widely regarded by sources as the “top name in the field”.
Don Harvey is a “seasoned” and “excellent” construction specialist, looked upon with enormous favour for his leading expertise on the delay side.
Ted Scott possesses “foremost expertise” in construction claims and is applauded by sources for his “calm under cross-examination”.
Michael Kling has a “thorough understanding of the construction industry” and the “ability to quantify impacts that are affecting construction progress”.
Jeffrey Fuchs is acclaimed for his “phenomenal” work providing expert testimony in “complex construction disputes”.
The “very professional” Dakus Gunn is renowned for consistently doing an “outstanding job” in quantum and delay analysis.
Gene Lash is both “extremely hard-working and diligent”, and excels in “developing detailed reports” on economic damages valuation and quantification.
Christopher Larkin always produces “excellent work” and has built up a profound knowledge base of the industry.
Neil Gaudion is a “market leader” and “one of the most recognisable figures in the United States”.
Patrick McGeehin is an “extremely experienced” practitioner, revered for being“pragmatic and persuasive as an expert witness”.
The “excellent” Paul Ficca is one of the leading “senior quantum experts” in the region hailed as “very credible” in contentious proceedings.
Scott Hollingsworth “consistently impresses” peers and is regarded as “excellent in all ways”.
Kenneth Baker is a “very reputable and experienced” construction expert, known for his “exceptional work” in disruption and delay claims.
Richard Sieracki has an “excellent” reputation among peers and clients alike, and possesses over 45 years’ experience in the construction sector.
John Livengood is “one of the best” experts in the market, consistently impressing with his sweeping knowledge of cost-and-delay analysis.
The distinguished Greg Crider is “among the best” experts in construction and comes “strongly recommended” by market leaders.
Peter Badala is a “big name” among leading experts and is regarded as truly “excellent in construction matters”.
The established Scott Gray is “an excellent construction expert”. He is well known for his deep knowledge and understanding of quantum and delay valuation.
The “excellent” Toshi Dezaki provides “invaluable” expertise in construction disputes when it comes to expert testimony, and quantum and damages valuation.
Israel Almodovar is an “impressive expert” who is “highly regarded by clients” for his “prompt” and “high-quality” work.
Other leading individuals
Marianne Ramey of Project Advisors International is widely recognised as “one of the most prominent experts internationally” for engineering and construction disputes.
Felipe André Isoré Gutiérrez is a “brilliant professional” who is adept at working on “complex technical matters”.
Steven Huyghe of Core International Consulting is consistently regarded as “one of the best” in domestic and international construction disputes.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
The “excellent” Amit Garg is a “technical expert” who combines an “analytical” approach with a deep knowledge and understanding of the construction market.
Global Elite Thought Leader Mike Allen is an established name, with “great experience” and an “astute” and “very professional approach” to contractual claims and project-related disputes.
The distinguished Paul Roberts is a specialist quantum expert who enjoys an exceptional reputation among sources as a go-to expert for construction disputes.
Brian Bowie is an “extremely reliable” practitioner renowned for his “invaluable technical expertise” and deep knowledge of construction delay claims.
Garry Crossley is renowned for his “great track record” handling construction disputes and enjoys a stellar reputation as “one of the best” in Singapore.
Graham McNeill is widely considered “one of the leading, if not the leading” experts in Hong Kong and is hailed for his “hardworking” and “intelligent” approach.
Lee Baker has “great analytical skills” and an adept ability to solve “complex issues” using his “robust knowledge” of construction claims.
The well-established Stephen Rae draws praise from market commentators for his “impressive attention to detail” and considerable experience in the Australian construction market.
Jon Dyson has an “opinion that is highly respected in the construction industry”. He impresses peers who note his “ability to robustly articulate a defence”.
James Taylor is a “well-known” and well-regarded expert in Asia, with a reputation for “always delivering” in high-profile cases.
Other Leading Individuals
Hamish Clark of HKA is a “very approachable” and “very thorough” expert, who “gets to grips with the complex issues at lightning speeds”.
Scott Adams of Scott Adams Consultants is recognised as one of the market’s “favourite programming experts” thanks to his “excellent” knowledge and expertise in the construction sector.
Battersby Kingsfield Limited’s John Battersby is an “expert on quantum and programming”, an area in which he is widely credited with a “strong reputation”.
Jon Prudhoe of Ankura has “deep experience, particularly on quantum issues” and is highly rated for his market-leading industry knowledge.
Global Elite Thought Leader John Lancaster of Diales Expert Witness Services is an “absolute pleasure to work with”, bringing a “very pragmatic” approach to his work.
Matthew Wills is a well-established and “well-known” expert in the market, highly commended for his profound expertise in quantum analysis.
Our latest guide to the world’s most prominent Future Leaders in the field of construction sees 26 expert witnesses highlighted for their excellent work across quantum and delay analysis in a range of industry sectors.
Conrad Bromley draws significant praise for his experience and knowledge as a quantum expert.
The “excellent” Manus Bradley is a “detail-oriented and articulate” expert in delay and construction matters.
Dan Feinblum is a “hard-working and detail-oriented” specialist with a “high level of expertise” in the field.
The “excellent” John Jones is a “strong communicator” who brings a high level of “efficiency, clarity of analysis and balance” to his expert work.
Philip Urwin has a “wealth of experience” and stands out for his “knowledge, intelligence, understanding and responsiveness”.
Andrei Soltan comes “highly recommended” by peers and clients alike, and brings a “deep knowledge” of the field to his work.
Tanner Courrier is “very thorough” with “great attention to detail”. Sources comment on his “ability to develop meaningful analysis from raw data”.
Sercan Akyildiz stands out for his “willingness to go above and beyond to assist” as well as his "exceptional analytical skills".
Mark Vaughan-Jones brings an “open-minded approach and a professional manner” to his construction work, and has an “strong ability to absorb and comprehend details”.
Kagan Aktas is an “emerging leader” in the space, commended as “technically excellent” and “extremely client-focused”.
Kelsey Bishop is variously described as “very efficient and adaptable”, “very empirical and logical” and someone who “thoroughly reviews” all the details.
Sezgin Ozbilgin is the “exciting new thing” on the market and receives praise for his “responsive and diligent” nature.
Tom Gaines draws praise from peers and clients alike for his “first-class expertise” and “excellent attention to detail”.
Mehmet Karakoc “provides excellent reports” and is “highly committed and precise” with “great attention to detail”.
Manoj Bahl receives praise from his peers for his “very thorough” approach and the consistently “excellent work” he produces.
Peers and clients of Ali Al-Ahmad are “impressed by his professionalism and rigour”. He is “very strong analytically” and “very articulate”.
Jonathan Haag leaves clients “impressed by his efficiency” as well as his “technical expertise and knowledge” of large and complex mining projects.
Adrian Kong “combines technical ability with experience” and is notably “very thorough in his analysis”.
Other Leading Individuals
James Taylor of Jackson Rowe is a “rising star” in the market with a wealth of knowledge and expertise on domestic and international proceedings.
Alan Whaley of Arcadis is considered a “rising star”, and draws praise for his “excellent quantum and delay experience”.
Ben Burley at Ankura is a “very well-known” expert on delay cases, praised as “efficient in complicated cases”.
At Altran, Trapero Perez draws praise for being “technical and knowledgeable”, and “very thorough in his analysis”.
Alvaro Perez Martin is a “skilful and competent” expert who always “provides the best-quality services” to his clients.
Alberto Rábano at KPMG Asesores in Spain is a “fantastic expert” with significant knowledge and understanding of the financial aspects of quantum delay cases.
United Arab Emirates
David Dellar is widely regarded as a “brilliant delay expert in Dubai” and is “outstanding” on construction matters.
Brian Furniss of Delta Consulting Group is “extremely thorough” in his expert work, and possesses a wealth of experience in quantum and delay matters.
Cory Milburn is a well-respected quantum and delay expert, praised for the unstinting accuracy of his work. Sources further dub him “responsive” and “very articulate”.