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John Worboys is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation practice working across London, Scotland and the UAE offices.

Mr Worboys has over 35 years of experience, initially as a site engineer and then as a planning manager and delay analyst in both the contracting and consulting sides of the industry. Areas of involvement include the development of contract programs at all stages of the project life cycle, from initial feasibility through to the production of detailed critical path analysis programs which are used to either press of rebut claims for delay and disruption.
During the last ten years Mr Worboys has been instructed and produced planning expert witness reports for disputes in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and the United States and has given both expert evidence on planning and delay analysis, for both international arbitrations and in adjudication proceedings in the United Kingdom. He has also given evidence as a witness of fact on a major dispute.

Expert Witness

  • Road Construction Project, Oman. Production of the planning experts witness report and gave evidence during the hearing on behalf of an Omani contractor during an international arbitration concerning a 65km road construction contract in Oman. An international Tribunal sitting in London agreed entirely with John’s delay analysis and awarded the contractor a full extension of time of 805 days. 
  • Road Construction Projects, Oman and Yemen. Planning Expert Witness Report on behalf of the Omani Government for an Arbitration concerning three road projects in Oman and a road project in Yemen.
  • 52 storey residential and office building, Dubai. Production of the delay expert witness report on behalf of an Emirati contractor which concerned the delays incurred during the construction of the project.
  • 5 star, 400 bedroom hotel in Dubai. Production of the delay expert witness report on behalf of the main contractor joint venture, in dispute with the services subcontractor, and which concerned the delays incurred during the construction of the project.
  • Power Station Project, Romania. Production of the planning expert witness report on behalf of a Japanese contractor which concerned the delays incurred during the refurbishment of a coal fired power station in Romania.
  • Gas Production Platform, Mexico. Production of the delay analysis for the joint planning and quantum expert on behalf of an American contractor who was constructing an extension to an existing production platform in the Bay of Mexico.
  • Greater Cairo Wastewater Project, Egypt. Production of the planning expert witness report on behalf of a German contractor who was carrying out the tunnelling work on this contract. The tunnelling works were severely delayed due to ground conditions and the culpability for delay to the contract was to be decided by arbitration proceedings.
  • Production of a delay analysis on behalf of the Employer to ascertain the actual extension of time that should have been awarded on a contract which concerned an extension to an existing airport in England. This also included attendance at hearings during the adjudication proceedings.
  • Bottling plant in Jebel Ali, Dubai. Production of a Planning Expert Witness Report on behalf of a Swiss contractor.

Claims Management

  • Major Shopping Centre, Dubai. Production of a delay analysis in support of a claim for a major shopping centre, with associated car parks and access roads located in a waterfront location in Dubai.
  • Twin Forty Four Storey Office Building, Dubai. Production of a delay analysis in support of a claim for the construction of a twin forty four storey office building, with an adjoining podium on the lower floors.
  • Three Thirty Storey Residential Towers, Dubai. Production of a delay analysis in support of a claim for the construction of three thirty storey residential towers, with an adjoining podium and car park.
  • Seventy Two Storey Office and residential Towers, Abu Dhabi. Production of a delay analysis in support of a claim for the ongoing construction of a large tower, located on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi.
  • Twin Thirty Storey Residential Towers, Sharjah. Review of contractors claim on behalf of the Employer and provided advice concerning future strategy and delay analysis prior to the commencement of legal proceedings.
  • Gas Compressor Station, Oman. Production of a delay analysis in support of a claim by a Spanish Contractor for the ongoing construction of an extension to an existing gas compression station in Oman.
  • Airport, Yemen. Production of a delay analysis in support of a termination claim by a Chinese Contractor.
  • Four, Thirty Two storey Towers in Jebel Ali. Production of a delay analysis and EOT claim on behalf of a Japanese Contractor on a contract which had been terminated due to Employer payment difficulties.
  • Metro System, Greece. Production of a delay analysis in support of a claim for the main contractor on an ongoing metro scheme in Greece.
  • Shopping Centre Development, Egypt. Provision of a delay analysis in support of the claim prepared by the main contractor.
  • Power Station, Malaysia. Production of a delay analysis in support of a claim for an extension to an existing coal‐fired power station.
  • Gas Processing Plant, Algeria. Assessment, on behalf of the Employer, of the correct extension of time to be awarded to the Contractor
  • New Jetty and Harbour, Scotland. Review of the contractors analysis on behalf of the Employer and production of own delay analysis for submittal in adjudication proceedings.
  • Gas Processing and Compression Plant, Algeria. Production of a delay analysis in support of a claim for an extension of time on behalf of the Spanish Contractor.
  • Water Treatment Works, Scotland. Production of a delay analysis on behalf of a contractor to support a claim in arbitration.
  • Airport Extension Barbados. Preparation of an extension‐of‐time claim on behalf of the services contractor.
  • Luxury Hotel, Scotland. Planning Manager during construction of the project then provided planning and claims preparation services for the expert in an arbitration. During the hearing spent twenty five days giving evidence as the principle witness of fact.
  • Dock and Warehouse Alterations, England. Preparation of a delay analysis in support of a claim by the main contractor.
  • University Building, Scotland. Progress monitoring and then claim preparation for the main contractor.
  • Art Galleries, England. Preparation of the delay analysis and claim on behalf of the cladding subcontractor.
  • Major Shopping Centre, Scotland. Production of the delay analysis and claim on behalf of the main contractor.
  • Exhibition Centre, England. Employed by the Employer to review the extension of time awards by the architect and to also calculate the effect of recent claims submitted by the Contractor.
  • Hospital Extension, Scotland. Production of the delay analysis for a claim on behalf of the main contractor for the construction of two new buildings and refurbishment of the existing theatres.
  • New School, Scotland. Production of the delay analysis and claim on behalf of the main contractor
  • Music Academy, Scotland. Preparation of the delay analysis, on behalf of the planning expert for arbitration.

Project Services 

Prior to working on the consultancy side of the dispute industry since 1995, John was employed for over seventeen years by a number of major international contractors. Major highlights of this are as follows:

  • Between 1978 and 1982 he was employed by Balfour Beatty, initially working as a site engineer on the construction of an underground railway station and associated tunnels in Glasgow. He then spent almost two years working as site engineer on two major road works contracts in Scotland. Following completion of the roads project, he transferred to the planning department for further experience and spent one year working as a planning engineer on the construction of the concrete tanks and structures for Mossmorran LPG Plant in Scotland.
  • Between 1983 and 1988 he was employed by Wimpey Construction, working as a tender and contract planning engineer for three years. During the final two years he moved back to site, working as site agent on fast track fitting out contracts on large shopping and commercial projects.
  • Between 1988 and 1990 he was employed by Rush and Tompkins as planning engineer on the refurbishment and conversion of city centre buildings into office blocks and then the conversion of an old school building into Stirling Highland Hotel, which was a listed building.
  • Between 1990 and 1995 he was employed by Taylor Woodrow, working as planning manager on site for the construction of the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow and, following completion, on major construction projects throughout the UK.
  • Since joining the consultancy side of the industry, he has also been involved in major building and civil engineering projects. In 2002 he worked on the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh and between 2002 and 2006 he was responsible for the progress monitoring and reporting on the construction of Wembley Stadium for Sport England. In 2006 he acted on behalf of the employer, advising on the agreed construction programme and carrying out the initial monitoring during the construction of Glendoe Hydro Electric Scheme in Scotland
  • In 2012 he acted on behalf of Glasgow City Council on the programming of the construction works for the venues to be used during the forthcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games that are to be held in the city.
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