Neil Fitch is an outstanding expert witness with wide-ranging experience in international arbitration. Interviewees call him "a very strong quantity surveyor".
Neil Fitch is a quantum expert and chartered quantity surveyor with over 35 years’ experience on construction and engineering projects worldwide, including the UK and Ireland; mainland and Eastern Europe; the Middle East; Africa; and Asia.
After a spell on site after graduating, Neil moved into local authority, providing highways contract management and estimating; then into private practice with Corderoy and EC Harris (now Arcadis); and finally Blackrock Expert Services. Cutting his teeth as a practising QS, Neil then became involved in forensic/expert services, from strategic delivery advice, through live-project issue resolution and adjudication, to formal arbitration or litigation.
Neil has acted as an expert witness on many occasions (including single joint expert, expert determination/assessor) and has also acted as a mediator. He has given oral evidence in TCC, arbitral and criminal proceedings, as well as when representing parties in mediation or adjudication, and has been “hot-tubbed” both in the TCC and in international arbitration.
He has advised developers; investors; government authorities; education/transport/health authorities; project managers/construction consultants; and private individuals, among others.
Neil seeks to apply rigour and attention to detail in his provision of independent expert advice on construction and engineering issues, and to assist clients and their teams in the successful approach to, and resolution of, complex issues.