Tim Tapper impresses clients and peers as "a very calm and methodical quantum expert" who is "extremely knowledgeable about the construction sector and instils you with confidence".
Tim is the head of the 80 strong UK contract services team at Turner & Townsend, based in London. He has over 25 years’ experience as a chartered quantity surveyor, with over 15 of those years specialising in claims, dispute resolution and expert witness work. He provides independent advice to clients and contractors on contractual issues and quantum matters on construction and infrastructure projects, with special expertise in the avoidance or resolution of disputes before they escalate. He acts as a quantum expert witness in litigation, arbitration and adjudication, including professional negligence cases. Tim is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as an accredited mediator and the chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He also holds an MSc in construction law and arbitration.
He has acted as a quantum expert in over 50 cases and has been cross examined in the Technology and Construction Court in London and both domestic and international arbitrations, along with representation in adjudication and mediation. Tim’s experience covers a whole range of quantity surveying issues including project budgets, re-measurement, valuation of variations and claims, final accounts, cost audits, disruption and prolongations, suspension and termination, and defective works. Tim has also acted as quantum expert in numerous professional negligence claims including those involving quantity surveyors and also in cases involving fraud. This experience has been on cases across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America and so Tim is very comfortable working on international disputes.
Tim’s experience as a quantity surveyor has included working in the UK, Middle East and Hong Kong and with wide experience across the real estate and infrastructure sectors. This has involved experience with professional quantity surveying practices and contractors.