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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Mark Mills ranks highly among peers thanks to his deep expertise in construction disputes in the contexts of litigation, arbitration and mediation.


Mark is a director and co-founder of Aquila Forensics, based in its London office. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and has provided expert quantum opinion in the process of adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation. He has been engaged on many complex disputes across the world, including some notable expert appointments in the oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, marine and aviation sectors. His project experience varies from £1 million domestic UK construction proceedings to £1.5 billion global mega-project disputes, across all stages, and for all parties, of the construction process.

As a chartered surveyor, Mark has provided internal independent claim assessments and advice to facilitate the avoidance of formal proceedings. He has worked for sub-contractors, contractors, PQS firms and multi-disciplinary consultancies, and has undertaken claim assembly, opinion and assessment, including on significant insurance claims.

Mark has extensive knowledge of mega-project systems and the analysis and distillation of large and complex data sets, particularly in the assessment of disruption and productivity analysis. Previous engagements have included traditional, global and modified total cost claims (MTCC), using detailed earned-value analysis (EVA) and complex cost-value reconciliation (CVR) methods. Mark has also been engaged to assess termination losses, provide quantum meruit assessments and undertake valuations of variations and final accounts.

Mark has an MBA from Cass Business School, an MSc in construction law and arbitration from King’s College London, and a BSc in commercial management and quantity surveying from Manchester University. Mark is MRICS, MCIArb and a tutor at the University of Reading, and he has lectured on Stuttgart University’s “International Construction: Practice and Law" (MBE) master’s degree.

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