The “excellent” Russell Bates is well regarded among peers for his well-rounded knowledge of delay claims and strong experience as an expert witness.
Russell is a project planner and forensic delay analyst with over 30 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. He has acted as a delay expert on more than 25 occasions and has been cross-examined in arbitral proceedings in the UK, Denmark and France.
Russell has 10 years of experience as a site planner and project controls manager with a large international contractor. More recently he has provided dispute avoidance, claims management and expert services and has supported clients with project disputes throughout the UK and across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Russell has significant experience in oil and gas, as well as buildings, energy, industrial and infrastructure projects. He utilises electronic programme management tools, such Primavera, MS Project and Asta Power Project, and employs as wide range of analysis techniques including time impact/windows, collapsed as-built, impacted as-planned, and as-planned versus as-built.
Russell is a renowned delay expert specialising in project planning, critical path methods of delay analysis and delay and disruption. He has been cross-examined in ICC and UK domestic arbitrations concerning petrochemical, infrastructure and building project disputes in Europe, Africa and the UK; he has acted as a delay expert for matters in adjudication, arbitration, litigation and mediation around the world.
Russell holds a Master's in Phase Transformations in Cement Forming Compounds and a degree in Metallurgy and Science of Materials from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Masters in construction law and arbitration and is a practising member of the Academy of Experts.
Russell Bates enjoys a strong international reputation for his excellent work providing first-rate delay analysis in complex construction claims.