Matthew Finn

Matthew Finn
Firm:
Office:
2nd floor
55 Bishopsgate
25 Basinghall Street
EC2N 3AS
City:
London
Country:
England
Tel:
+44 20 7398 3861

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Construction: Expert Witnesses - Future Leaders

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. 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 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.

WWL says: Matthew Finn commands great respect from interviewees who applaud his "incredible attention to detail" and "clarity of expression", noting his "ability to work in difficult circumstances".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Construction which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Experts - Construction - Quantum and Delay - Future Leaders

Matthew is an associate director in Navigant’s global construction practice. He has experience in claims preparation/avoidance, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and quantum expert witness appointments for matters in building, civil engineering, rail, oil & 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, the negotiation of final accounts, claims and adjudications preparation and defence.

Matthew has been appointed by various parties as a part-35 expert on construction related disputes. He has given oral evidence in UK litigation in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) on several occasions under both traditional cross-examination and under concurrent evidence commonly known as “hot-tubbing”.

In addition to several part-35 expert appointments in litigation, he 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), 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 also an adjudicator and arbitrator and sits on various adjudication and arbitration panels.

Matthew has assisted named experts on a number of international high value arbitration appointments and has undertaken analysis of claims, defences and counter-claims in such arbitral proceedings.

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 to project values from £500k to £121m. Matthew’s 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 these include and 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 says: Matthew Finn is a "very enthusiastic and on the ball" practitioner who has a strong practice in the litigation space. Instructing counsel comment that "he pays good attention to detail and his ability to think creatively is very helpful”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts which can be purchased from our Shop.

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