Australia: Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2018

In this chapter we highlight nine outstanding individuals who are well respected for their excellent work acting as expert witnesses in arbitration proceedings in Australia and internationally.  

KordaMentha stands out this year for its first-rate offering in the field, and sees two expert witnesses nominated here.
Owain Stone is recognised as “a great expert” who brings a “sensible and balanced approach” when providing expert testimony in arbitration proceedings.
David Van Homrigh is a well-established figure in the Australian market who comes highly recommended by sources for his expert handling of investigations and commercial disputes.

Tony Samuel at Sapere Forensic is “absolutely excellent” according to peers who note, “He is well regarded in both domestic and international cases.” One source effuses: “He is one of the best people I have worked with.”

FTI Consulting’s Dawna Wright is a strong name in the arbitration field where she is well versed in providing first-rate expert witness testimony in a range of economic loss and damages matters.

Phillip Blunden at Hinds Blunden is a widely respected testifying expert who receives particular plaudits for his work in the construction sector.

At Berkeley Research Group, Jonathan Humphrey is “very active in the market” according to peers, who recognise him for his extensive experience handling international arbitration disputes.

McGrathNichol’s John McGuiness is well known among peers for his excellent work handling costing analyses and financial valuations for complex commercial disputes.

Michael Potter at Axiom Forensics is “a well-respected name” in the arbitration market who wins praise for his excellent work as an expert witness and his “detail-focused approach”.

At Farrier Swier Consulting, Geoff Swier gains recognition for his impressive expert witness practice, an area in which he is recognised for his “strong and respected experience”.

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