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Matthew Finn

Matthew Finn

Ankura55 Bishopsgate2nd FloorLondonEnglandEC2N 3AS

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Matthew Finn is “an excellent all-round quantity surveying expert” who impresses clients with “his attention to detail and ability to concisely and accurately process complex data and give a clear opinion". 

Biography

Matthew Finn is a managing director at Ankura based in London. He has experience in claims preparation and avoidance, arbitration, adjudication, mediation, and quantum expert witness appointments in building, civil engineering, nuclear, rail, oil and gas, and building services.

Matthew has worked in the construction industry as a chartered quantity surveyor and chartered construction manager in both consulting and contracting organisations. He has worked on a range of projects for major contractors and consultancies on projects for private, corporate, and public body clients. He has advised both main and specialist contractors on commercial management, contractual issues, and the negotiation of final accounts, claims, and adjudications preparation and defence.

Matthew has been appointed on many occasions as a CPR part 35 quantum expert on construction related disputes. He has given oral evidence in UK litigation on several occasions under both traditional cross-examination and under concurrent evidence commonly known as hot-tubbing. Additionally, Matthew has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal.

In addition to several quantum CPR part 35 expert appointments in litigation, Matthew has also acted as a quantum and delay expert in mediation and adjudication. He is an accredited and practising member of the Academy of Experts (MAE), member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI), and RICS accredited expert witness under the RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service and included on the expert referral panel. He also has undertaken and successfully completed the Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (LETAPAEWE). Matthew is an adjudicator and arbitrator and sits on various adjudication and arbitration panels, such as the CIArb (business arbitration scheme). He is also an arbitrator/ADR official of CEDR and is included on Vantage10 panel for mediators and experts on cross-border, high value, multijurisdictional litigation. Matthew also is a practitioner for Dispute Boards MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

Prior to undertaking expert appointments, Matthew’s professional experience included regional management roles within the building and civil engineering divisions of major contractors, managing multiple complex large value projects. His experience whilst working for contracting organisation was also in claims and dispute resolution.

Matthew has experience and knowledge of working under all different types of contracts within building and civil engineering projects, including but not limited to, JCT, NEC, ICE, FIDIC, PFI, Procure 21, Procure 21+, EFA Design & Build, SCAPE and PPC 2000. He also regularly provides training to large contracting companies on JCT and NEC forms of standard contracts.

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Matthew Finn has “wide knowledge and skills in the field” as well as “large intellect capable of grasping detailed and complex information quickly”. ​

Biography

Matthew Finn is a director at Ankura based in London. He has experience in claims preparation/avoidance, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and quantum expert witness appointments in building, civil engineering, nuclear, rail, oil and gas and building services.

Matthew has worked in the construction industry as a chartered quantity surveyor and chartered construction manager in both consulting and contracting organisations. He has worked on a range of projects for major contractors and consultancies on projects for private, corporate and public body clients. He has advised both main and specialist contractors on commercial management, contractual issues and the negotiation of final accounts, claims, and adjudications preparation and defence.

Matthew has been appointed on many occasions as a CPR part 35 quantum expert on construction related disputes. He has given oral evidence in UK litigation on several occasions under both traditional cross-examination and under concurrent evidence commonly known as hot-tubbing. 

In addition to several quantum CPR part 35 expert appointments in litigation, Matthew has also acted as a quantum and delay expert in mediation and adjudication. He is an accredited and practising member of the Academy of Experts (MAE), member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI), and RICS accredited expert witness under the RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service and included on the expert referral panel. He also has undertaken and successfully completed the Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (LETAPAEWE). Matthew is an adjudicator and arbitrator and sits on various adjudication and arbitration panels, such as the CIArb (business arbitration scheme). He is also an arbitrator and ADR official of CEDR and is included on Vantage10 panel for mediators and experts on cross-border, high value, multijurisdictional litigation. Matthew also is a practitioner for Dispute Boards MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

Prior to undertaking expert appointments, Matthew’s professional experience included regional management roles within the building and civil engineering divisions of major contractors, managing multiple complex large value projects. His experience whilst working for contracting organisation was also in claims and dispute resolution.

Matthew has experience and knowledge of working under all different types of contracts within building and civil engineering projects, including but not limited to, JCT, NEC, ICE, FIDIC, PFI, Procure 21, Procure 21+, EFA Design & Build, SCAPE and PPC 2000. He also regularly provides training to large contracting companies on JCT and NEC forms of standard contracts.

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The "exceptional" Matthew Finn is "thorough and detailed" in his analysis and remains "very calm under cross-examination".

Biography

Matthew Finn is a managing director at Ankura based in London. He has experience in claims preparation/avoidance, arbitration, adjudication, mediation, and quantum expert witness appointments in building, civil engineering, nuclear, rail, oil and gas, and building services.

Matthew has worked in the construction industry as a chartered quantity surveyor and chartered construction manager in both consulting and contracting organisations. He has worked on a range of projects for major contractors and consultancies on projects for private, corporate, and public body clients. He has advised both main and specialist contractors on commercial management, contractual issues, and the negotiation of final accounts, claims, and adjudications preparation and defence.

Matthew has been appointed on many occasions as a CPR part 35 quantum expert on construction related disputes. He has given oral evidence in UK litigation on several occasions under both traditional cross-examination and under concurrent evidence commonly known as hot-tubbing.

In addition to several quantum CPR part 35 expert appointments in litigation, Matthew has also acted as a quantum and delay expert in mediation and adjudication. He is an accredited and practising member of the Academy of Experts (MAE); member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI); and RICS-accredited expert witness under the RICS expert witness accreditation service, and included on the expert referral panel. He also has undertaken and successfully completed the Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (LETAPAEWE). Matthew is an adjudicator and arbitrator and sits on various adjudication and arbitration panels, such as the CIArb (business arbitration scheme). He is also an arbitrator/ADR official of CEDR and is included on Vantage10 panel for mediators and experts on cross-border, high-value, multi-jurisdictional litigation. Matthew is also a practitioner for Dispute Boards MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

Prior to undertaking expert appointments, Matthew’s professional experience included regional management roles within the building and civil engineering divisions of major contractors, managing multiple complex, large-value projects. His experience while working for contracting organisation was also in claims and dispute resolution.

Matthew has experience and knowledge of working under all different types of contracts within building and civil engineering projects, including but not limited to, JCT, NEC, ICE, FIDIC, PFI, Procure 21, Procure 21+, EFA Design and Build, SCAPE and PPC 2000. He also regularly provides training to large contracting companies on JCT and NEC forms of standard contracts.

Matthew’s selected quantum expert experience includes being appointed by the employer to advise on a contractor’s loss and expense claim of circa £60 million on a £1 billion high-rise luxury hotel and residential scheme in London; being instructed as quantum expert in relation to damages arising from a negligence claim in relation to a new residential development in London, with the claim valued at circa £10 million; and being Appointed by a claimant as an independent quantum expert to give evidence in litigation regarding a dispute of the value of contract and variation works. This latter appointment was as a CPR part 35 expert in litigation proceedings, which involved exchange of reports with an opposing expert, experts’ meetings and preparation of a joint statement. Prior to the hearing, Matthew was also appointed to act as a quantum expert in the mediation. Matthew subsequently testified in the trial and gave evidence over a six-day hearing.

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