FTI Consulting Expands Construction Solutions Practice Capabilities in Australia with Managing Director Neil Birchall
Sydney, 28 January 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the continued investment in its Australian practice with the appointment of Neil Birchall as a Managing Director in the Constructions Solutions practice within the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment, based in Brisbane.
Mr. Birchall joins FTI Consulting from SJA Construction Services, further expanding FTI Consulting’s construction and dispute resolution expertise on the East Coast of Australia.
“I am delighted to welcome Neil to the Construction Solutions team as he further strengthens our capabilities here in Australia,” said Stephen Rae, a Senior Managing Director in the Construction Solutions practice at FTI Consulting. “Neil is a seasoned practitioner and brings considerable breadth and depth to a team of recognised industry leaders.”
Mr. Birchall is a Quantity Surveyor with more than 34 years of construction and dispute resolution experience, including in the oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and transport, and public utilities sectors. He specialises in expert witness (quantum and delay), commercial advisory and dispute avoidance and has advised on matters in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe. Mr. Birchall has been appointed on numerous occasions as an independent Expert Witness on quantum and delay claims in complex arbitration and litigation matters.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Birchall said, “I am pleased to join FTI Consulting’s Construction Solutions practice and working with Stephen and the team to further build the business. FTI Consulting’s worldwide reputation made accepting the invitation to join an easy decision, and I look forward to contributing to its ongoing success.”
The Construction Solutions practice at FTI Consulting is a leading global provider of commercial management, risk-based advisory and dispute resolutions services. The Construction Solutions practice helps clients prevent, manage and resolve issues related to cost and delays on major construction projects. A highly qualified team of delay analysts and construction claims specialists provide clients and their legal advisors comprehensive, independent and robust expert advice in connection with what are often highly complex construction cost and schedule issues.
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Source: FTI Consulting, Inc.