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WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

“He is building a really strong name in the market”

“I am impressed with his construction programming work”
 

Biography

Scott Jardine is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in London. He is a chartered civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in implementing and advising on capital projects. He has been appointed as a delay expert witness on many occasions, in both traditional engineering and IT capital project disputes,  and has given oral evidence.

Scott has worked for public and private sector clients advising on project delay, contract termination, contract efficiency and dispute readiness. He has undertaken detailed reviews of projects and advised clients on the strengths of the delay case and options for termination. His project experience covers a wide range of sectors including power;    oil and gas; shipping; marine engineering; defence; nuclear; rail; infrastructure;  education; airports; retail; high-end residential; healthcare; IT; civic buildings; and manufacturing processes in the UK and internationally.

Scott has been appointed as the delay expert in the UK High Court (TCC), arbitrations (LCIA, ICC & DIAC), dispute adjudication boards (DABs) and mediations. Scott also regularly undertakes independent “merit reviews” for clients and works for insurers on delay-related insurance claims.

Scott has authored expert reports and conducted analysis to determine the assessment of culpability with regards to capital project disputes, and delay and disruption cases utilising traditional and bespoke delay analysis methods. He has given oral evidence on causes of delay and delays analysis methods.

Scott has advised clients on dispute preparation, including advice on consequences of terminating contracts and preparing for formal dispute proceedings; advised and assisted client project teams in the development of project controls, procurement systems and risk strategy, and in the selection of project team and contracting organisations; developed and implemented contract programme management systems for use within production teams, utilising several high-end critical path analysis software packages and bespoke database applications; and implemented the use of earned value analysis as a mechanism for project control and budget reporting.

Scott was appointed as the independent delay expert witness for a DIAC arbitration on a dispute between an owner and the builder of a ship. Construction issues included delays


to piping and electrical systems, additional steel weight and design changes.

He was appointed as the delay expert in a dispute between a contractor and developer on a multimillion-pound high-end residential project in London. Scott’s client won the adjudication.

Scott was appointed as the independent delay expert witness in litigation between a contractor and a client over the cause of delays to the construction and commissioning of a waste processing plant. Delays were caused by structural issues as well as by late commissioning of the process equipment. The case settled before trial at the    TCC.

Scott provided expert programming and delay advice to a consortium undertaking a prestigious £800 million infrastructure project in the UK; he assisted in managing live programme risks and extension of time claims with the client.

Scott was appointed as the delay expert in a dispute between a contractor and client on a UK road project; the delay expert to independently assess the delay impacts to a  defence project by external influences; and the independent delay expert witness in litigation between an SPV and an UK public sector body over the cause of delays to the construction of a group of building projects (the case settled before trial at the TCC).

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Scott Jardine is highlighted for his "excellent understanding of contract law" and "ability to manage large matters pragmatically".

Biography

Scott Jardine is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in London. He is a chartered civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in implementing and advising on capital projects. He has been appointed as a delay expert witness on many occasions, in both traditional engineering and IT capital project disputes,  and has given oral evidence.

Scott has worked for public and private sector clients advising on project delay, contract termination, contract efficiency and dispute readiness. He has undertaken detailed reviews of projects and advised clients on the strengths of the delay case and options for termination. His project experience covers a wide range of sectors including power;    oil and gas; shipping; marine engineering; defence; nuclear; rail; infrastructure;  education; airports; retail; high-end residential; healthcare; IT; civic buildings; and manufacturing processes in the UK and internationally.

Scott has been appointed as the delay expert in the UK High Court (TCC), arbitrations (LCIA, ICC & DIAC), dispute adjudication boards (DABs) and mediations. Scott also regularly undertakes independent “merit reviews” for clients and works for insurers on delay-related insurance claims.

Scott has authored expert reports and conducted analysis to determine the assessment of culpability with regards to capital project disputes, and delay and disruption cases utilising traditional and bespoke delay analysis methods. He has given oral evidence on causes of delay and delays analysis methods.

Scott has advised clients on dispute preparation, including advice on consequences of terminating contracts and preparing for formal dispute proceedings; advised and assisted client project teams in the development of project controls, procurement systems and risk strategy, and in the selection of project team and contracting organisations; developed and implemented contract programme management systems for use within production teams, utilising several high-end critical path analysis software packages and bespoke database applications; and implemented the use of earned value analysis as a mechanism for project control and budget reporting.

Scott was appointed as the independent delay expert witness for a DIAC arbitration on a dispute between an owner and the builder of a ship. Construction issues included delays to piping and electrical systems, additional steel weight and design changes.

He was appointed as the delay expert in a dispute between a contractor and developer on a multimillion-pound high-end residential project in London. Scott’s client won the adjudication.

Scott was appointed as the independent delay expert witness in litigation between a contractor and a client over the cause of delays to the construction and commissioning of a waste processing plant. Delays were caused by structural issues as well as by late commissioning of the process equipment. The case settled before trial at the    TCC.

Scott provided expert programming and delay advice to a consortium undertaking a prestigious £800 million infrastructure project in the UK; he assisted in managing live programme risks and extension of time claims with the client.

Scott was appointed as the delay expert in a dispute between a contractor and client on a UK road project; the delay expert to independently assess the delay impacts to a  defence project by external influences; and the independent delay expert witness in litigation between an SPV and an UK public sector body over the cause of delays to the construction of a group of building projects (the case settled before trial at the TCC).

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