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Hamish Clark

Hamish Clark

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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hamish Clark has an "impressive ability to analyse clearly complex situations", with clients also praising "both his written reports and oral explanations of technical matters".

Biography

Hamish is a chartered architect with more than 35 years’ experience as a practising architect. He has acted as an expert architect on 24 occasions and has been a member of a team of experts on two further occasions. He has been cross-examined as an expert in court proceedings.

Hamish’s expert appointments cover a range of building types including high-end residential, industrial, commercial, leisure, public sector housing and buildings constructed using traditional construction methods. He has acted for disputes with project values of up to £20 million across various dispute resolution arenas including litigation and arbitration. He has also provided expert advisory services for defect and dispute investigations and has acted in a personal injury case. Hamish has managed and reviewed expert reports prepared by specialists associated with building design and construction prior to being issued.

Hamish has broad ranging experience that includes the drafting of architectural and consultant appointments and the preparation of feasibility studies, scheme designs, production information, detailed and performance specifications, and condition surveys and reports. He has acted as lead consultant and contract administrator throughout his career and is well acquainted with a variety of procurement routes. Hamish has specific experience of the educational, commercial, retail, ecclesiastical and conservation sectors. His early experience included North Sea construction projects and the construction of oilfield support facilities in the Middle East.

Hamish has extensive experience as a project-running, senior architect, responsible for the delivery of commissions in both the UK and, during his early career, the Middle East. He worked with the same, established firm for 31 years – 29 years as a partner, with 20 of those as managing partner – where he combined his responsibilities as a partner with those of a project architect.

Hamish is a fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. He has completed a diploma in construction law and is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Royal Institute of British Architects. In addition to acting as an examiner for the final “Part 3” professional examinations for architects, he has lectured in professional practice for the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde for a number of years. While in practice, Hamish held an accreditation in building conservation from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hamish Clark is praised as “thorough and detailed, as well as persistent in closing out matters with those on the other side”. He has experience of working on cases involving commercial, residential, public sector housing and leisure developments.

Biography

Hamish is a chartered architect with more than 35 years' experience as a practising architect. He has acted as an expert architect on 26 occasions and has been a member of a team of experts on two further occasions. He has been cross-examined as an expert in international arbitration and court proceedings and has participated in concurrent evidence.

Hamish is based in Sydney from where he leads HKA’s Expert Engineering Services for Oceania. He provides expert opinion on architectural matters to clients in the Middle East, Europe and Oceania. Hamish's expert appointments cover a range of building types including high-end residential, industrial, commercial, leisure, public sector housing and buildings constructed using traditional construction methods. He has acted in disputes with values in excess of A$200 million across various dispute resolution arenas including litigation and arbitration. He has also provided expert advisory services for defect and dispute investigations and has acted in a personal injury case. Hamish has managed and peer reviewed expert reports prepared by specialists associated with building design and construction.

Hamish has broad ranging experience that includes the drafting of architectural and consultant appointments and the preparation of feasibility studies, scheme designs, production information, detailed and performance specifications, and condition surveys and reports. He has acted as lead consultant and contract administrator throughout his career and is well acquainted with a variety of procurement routes. Hamish has specific experience of the educational, commercial, retail, ecclesiastical and conservation sectors. His early experience included North Sea construction projects and the construction of oilfield support facilities in the Middle East.

Hamish has extensive experience as a project-running, senior architect, responsible for the delivery of commissions in both the UK and, during his early career, the Middle East. He worked with the same, established firm for 31 years – 29 years as a partner, with 20 of those as managing partner – where he combined his responsibilities as a partner with those of a project architect.

Hamish is a fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects. He has completed a diploma in construction law and is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He is an accredited member of both the RIBA and RIAS Expert Witness panels. In addition to acting as an examiner for the final "Part 3" professional examinations for architects, he has lectured in professional practice for the department of architecture at the University of Strathclyde for a number of years. While in practice, Hamish held an accreditation in building conservation from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hamish Clark is a "thorough and diligent" construction expert who is held in high esteem by market sources for his "ability to analyse clearly complex factual situations in order to identify the root of construction defects".

Biography

Hamish is a chartered architect with over 35 years' experience as a practising architect. He has been appointed as an expert architect on 26 disputes, and has been a member of a team of experts on four occasions. He has been cross-examined as an expert in international arbitration and court proceedings, and has participated in expert conferencing in an international arbitration.

Hamish leads HKA's expert engineering services for Oceania in Sydney, from where he provides expert opinion on architectural matters to clients in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Oceania. His expert appointments include matters associated with resource infrastructure projects; transport infrastructure projects (airports); light industrial, commercial and hospitality projects; and social housing projects including residential towers, luxury residential developments and heritage buildings. Hamish has acted in disputes with values in excess of A$200 million, and in the dispute resolution arenas of litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Hamish manages and peer reviews expert reports for other HKA experts.

Hamish worked for 29 years as a partner, and for 20 years as managing partner, at a UK architectural practice. During that time, he combined management responsibilities with those of a project architect. His experience therefore includes professional appointments; feasibility studies; design development; design documentation; detailed performance specifications; and building condition surveys and reports. He has acted as project lead and contract administrator throughout his career and is well acquainted with a variety of procurement routes and contract forms. His early experience included North Sea construction projects and the construction of oilfield support facilities in the Middle East.

Hamish is a fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects. He has a diploma in construction law and is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He is an accredited member of both the RIBA and RIAS expert witness panels. In addition to acting as an examiner for the final "Part 3" professional examinations for architects, he has lectured in professional practice for the department of architecture at the University of Strathclyde for a number of years. While in practice, Hamish held an accreditation in building conservation from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

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