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Gerry Brannigan

Gerry Brannigan

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Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Gerry Brannigan is a well-respected figure in the arbitration space, and is highlighted for his “ability to explain his points well, even when being cross-examined”. 

Biography

Gerry Brannigan leads the buildings and property sector for HKA’s engineering services and is the lead building services engineering expert witness. Since 2012, he has been appointed more than 45 times as an expert witness. He has given oral evidence at arbitrations, adjudications and dispute adjudication boards. In addition, he has assisted at mediations and provided a deposition in the USA.

Gerry’s appointments have concerned disputes in different jurisdictions including Scotland, England, Ireland, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Australia and the United States Federal Court. As well as undertaking individual building services and MEP expert witness appointments, Gerry has experience of managing and coordinating multi-disciplinary expert teams on complex construction disputes.

Gerry continues to be involved in non-contentious building services providing specialist client advisory services and has oversight of the building services engineering design and advisory team in HKA.

Gerry has extensive skills, knowledge and expertise in building services engineering with a focus on heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, public health engineering, sustainability and project planning. He has particular skills including building physics, energy efficiency and sustainability, thermal modelling, building regulations and the interaction of users on the performance of buildings. He has significant experience in project management and team leadership, detailed investigations, problem-solving, design quality, client briefing and scope development, site inspection, dilapidation and pre-acquisition surveys, refurbishments, project financial management, project programming and the coordination between disciplines on complex construction projects.

Alternative address:
11 Pilgrim Street
London, EC4V 6RN
England
Tel: +44 207 618 1200

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Gerry Brannigan is a highly regarded name in the UK market with nearly 20 years' experience. He is frequently engaged on engineering-related matters in the field.

Biography

Gerry Brannigan leads the buildings and property sector for HKA’s engineering services and is the lead building services engineering expert witness. Since 2012, he has been appointed more than 45 times as an expert witness. He has given oral evidence at arbitrations, adjudications and dispute adjudication boards. In addition, he has assisted at mediations and provided a deposition in the USA.

Gerry’s appointments have concerned disputes in different jurisdictions including Scotland, England, Ireland, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Australia and the United States Federal Court. As well as undertaking individual building services and MEP expert witness appointments, Gerry has experience of managing and coordinating multi-disciplinary expert teams on complex construction disputes.

Gerry continues to be involved in non-contentious building services providing specialist client advisory services and has oversight of the building services engineering design and advisory team in HKA.

Gerry has extensive skills, knowledge and expertise in building services engineering with a focus on heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, public health engineering, sustainability and project planning. He has particular skills including building physics, energy efficiency and sustainability, thermal modelling, building regulations and the interaction of users on the performance of buildings. He has significant experience in project management and team leadership, detailed investigations, problem-solving, design quality, client briefing and scope development, site inspection, dilapidation and pre-acquisition surveys, refurbishments, project financial management, project programming and the coordination between disciplines on complex construction projects.

Alternative address:
11 Pilgrim Street
London, EC4V 6RN
England
Tel: +44 207 618 1200

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Gerry Brannigan ranks highly among peers in the UK market thanks to his profound ability when it comes to providing expert testimony in contentious construction proceedings.

Biography

Gerry Brannigan is a chartered engineer and fellow of CIBSE with 20 years of industry experience. Since 2012, he has been appointed around 50 times as an expert witness in building services engineering (MEP), and has acted as lead expert in multi-disciplinary construction disputes. He has given oral evidence at arbitrations, adjudications and dispute adjudication boards. In addition, he has assisted at mediations and provided a deposition in the USA.
Gerry’s appointments have concerned disputes in different jurisdictions including: Scotland, England, Ireland, Norway, UAE, Qatar, Australia and USA Federal Court. As well as undertaking individual building services / MEP expert witness appointments, Gerry has experience of managing and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary expert teams on complex construction disputes. He has opined on liability, design responsibility, client scope, performance issues, risk, professional responsibility, design duties, contractor duties, systems failures and contributed to the assessment of delay factors.
With a background in design engineering and project management, Gerry has experience in almost all types of buildings including residential, universities, healthcare, high-rise, multi-use developments, data centres, industrial facilities, commercial office developments, museums, galleries and airports. Gerry has extensive skills, knowledge and expertise in building services engineering with a focus on heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, public health engineering, sustainability and project planning. He has detailed knowledge of building physics, energy efficiency and sustainability, building regulations and the interaction of users on the performance of buildings. He has significant experience in project and design management, problem solving, design quality, client briefing and scope development, site inspection, project financial management, project programming and the coordination between disciplines on complex construction projects.
Gerry is highly regarded by clients and the dispute resolution professionals he works with. He is a practising member of the Academy of Experts, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Society of Construction Law and has been listed in the construction, consulting and arbitration editions of Who's Who Legal since 2017.
Alternate address:
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
ENGLAND
Tel: +44 207 618 1200

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