Michael is a legally qualified quantity surveyor with over 18 years’ experience in the construction industry, during which he has garnered experience on a variety of projects across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Michael is regularly appointed as quantum expert in adjudication, arbitration and litigation. He has experience of providing both oral evidence under cross examination and concurrent evidence (“hot-tubbing”). Michael has extensive experience of the case management process and has assisted party appointed legal teams in the preparation and management of witness evidence and cross-examination questions.
Michael’s quantum expert witness expertise is founded on comprehensive quantity surveying experience. Whilst acting on behalf of clients, Michael has regularly undertaken tasks such as pre and post contract measurement and cost control, developing tender and contract documentation, valuing and negotiating variations, loss and expense claims and final accounts. Michael’s work has also included adjudication, arbitration and litigation support, undertaking contract reviews, project audits, contract and commercial management, as well as preparing and defending claims. Michael has been involved in a vast range of construction projects, under numerous forms of contract, consisting of major building, industrial, infrastructure and power projects such as offices, residential schemes, airports, rail, power plants, offshore wind, dams and pipelines, as well as onshore and offshore oil and gas projects, on both pre and post contract issues.
As well as holding a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, Michael also holds an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration. Michael is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Full Practising Member of The Academy of Experts, RICS accredited as a Commercial Mediator and has an Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence, which is the only Masters level qualification for expert witnesses in the UK and internationally.
Michael has also been recognised in ‘Who’s Who Legal Arbitration Expert Witnesses’ for the last four years as a ‘future leader’, WWL says that Michael has “significant experience of acting as an expert witness in various forms of legal proceedings and ADR processes” as well as an “exceptional work ethic” and a “good understanding not only of his own area of expertise but also of what makes a good expert witness”. WWL continues by saying "Michael really is brilliant", "Mike has a pragmatic, sensible and personable approach that makes him easy to work with", “He provides an impressive, high-quality service” as well as noting that Michael is “technically very proficient” and that his “clarity of expression” are particular strengths.