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Peers and clients say

"Michael really is brilliant. Mike has a pragmatic, sensible and personable approach that makes him easy to work with"
"He has a good understanding not only of his own area of expertise but of what makes a good expert witness" "He has an exceptional work ethic"

Biography

Michael is a legally qualified quantity surveyor with more than 17 years of construction industry experience and is regularly appointed as quantum expert in adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

Michael has worked on a broad range of construction projects, under both standard and bespoke forms of contract, across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. His experience ranges from numerous major building, industrial, infrastructure and power projects; such as residential towers, hotels, highways, airports, rail, power plants, wind farms, dams, mining and pipelines, to onshore and offshore oil and gas projects.

Michael’s quantum expert witness expertise is founded on comprehensive quantity surveying experience and in this regard, Michael regularly advises on pre and post-contract matters, from procurement and negotiating contracts to post-contract cost control, valuing and negotiating variations, loss and expense claims and final accounts. He also has extensive experience of claim preparation and management, as well as formal dispute resolution relating to quantum issues surrounding termination of contract, defects, disruption, prolongation, acceleration and fluctuation claims.

Michael has been involved in numerous billion-dollar international disputes in arbitration, as well as litigation disputes in the UK. He has extensive experience of the case management process and has assisted legal teams in the preparation and management of witness evidence and cross-examination questions.

As well as holding a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, Michael also holds an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration. Additionally, Michael is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, RICS accredited as a Commercial Mediator and has an Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (APAEWE).

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