- Senior Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +44 20 3727 1303
- F: +44 20 3727 1007
- 200 Aldersgate
- Aldersgate Street
- London, EC1A 4HD
- United Kingdom
- T: +44 20 3727 1000
- F: +44 20 3727 1007
- Ph.D., University of Manchester
- PGDip Arb, College of Estate Management
- B.Sc., (Hons), Quantity Surveying, Liverpool Polytechnic
- M.B.A., Manchester Business School
- Chartered Surveyor
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
- The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
- International Arbitration
David Hugill is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting and is based in London. David is in the Construction Solutions practice in the Forensic & Litigation segment.
David has more than 30 years of experience working in quantity surveying, commercial management and dispute resolution in the building, engineering, marine and rail industries. He has extensive experience in preparing and defending claims including contentious valuation issues as well as labour and plant disruption and prolongation costs.
David’s expert experience includes forming an opinion in relation to parties’ claims as well as preparing his own valuation of the works. He has assisted lead experts in major disputes and has been named as the assistant expert to represent the lead expert in meetings with lawyers and party representatives.
David’s international experience includes the Middle East, Australia and mainland Europe.
- Airline operation centre - prepare quantum and entitlement elements of independent report into contractor’s prolongation and disruption claims. Direct forensic examination of contractor’s cost and management accounting records.
- Dredging project – assisted Claimant’s expert (arbitral proceedings). Matters included standing time, pumping distances, remobilisations, variations, loss of profit, disruption. Sampling from large number of Contractor’s records.
- Motorway project – assisted Respondent’s expert in preparation of report on wide range of quantum issues (arbitral proceedings). Review and comment on extensive series of Claimant and Respondent submissions including Claimant’s expert report. Disputed matters include: drainage/ ground works, borrow pit, finance charges, fluctuation costs and claim preparation costs. Issues involved exchange rate fluctuations.
- Large scale disaster recovery project – assisted Claimant’s expert in preparation of report on quantum issues (litigation proceedings). Preparing Scott schedule. Examining project records and drafting report on compliance with commercial procedures. Analysing suppliers’ records and reporting on invoicing procedures.
- Telecommunications project – represent subcontractor in dispute concerning set- off and withholding notices on multiple adjudications. Commencing and managing adjudication process including: preparation of Notice and Referral.
- Telecommunications project – represented subcontractor in dispute concerning contract interpretation and disputed final account. Commencing and managing adjudication process including: preparation of Notice and Referral; appointment of Adjudicator; preparation of Reply to Response; preparation of Rejoinder.
- IT & Telecommunications project – represented ground work subcontractor in dispute concerning contract interpretation. Commencing and managing adjudication process including: preparation of Notice and Referral; appointment of Adjudicator. Assisting with Reply to Response; drafting and agreeing witness statements. ICE Adjudication Procedure.
- Groundworks – represented subcontractor in disputed final account valuation. Commencing and managing adjudication process including: preparation of Notice and Referral; appointment of Adjudicator under The Scheme using The Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association ("TeCSA") nominating body. Settlement negotiated prior to Respondent’s submission.
- Hotel Project – prepared termination claim.
- Light Rail Works (JV) – prepared fragnet, and narrative in relation to delay event caused by late design and protection and diversion works to existing utilities.
- Manufacturing facility – prepared reply to response in relation to negligence claim against designer.
- Light Rail Works (JV) – prepared report for Contractor in relation to various commercial matters including payment process, variations, LDs, JV agreement.
- Highway renewals – prepared entitlement narrative for delay claim arising from variations and disputed variations.
- Mall, LPG Works – prepared quantum claim in relation to redesign and retrofitting of LPG installation arising from disputed changes in the Laws. Prepared periodic updates as required.
- Mall, Electrical Works – prepare redesign and retrofitting claim in relation to disputed design changes to load densities, power factor, equipment current and, transformer capacity. Investigate effects upon cable and switch gear calculations and evaluation thereof. Prepared periodic updates as required.
- Mall – prepare submissions in relation to disputed changes to LPG installation and power load densities. Research history using project records and staff interviews.
- Airport project – prepare quantum and entitlement elements of independent report into contractor’s prolongation and disruption claims. Review correspondence in relation to complex and stringent notice provisions. Direct forensic examination of contractor’s cost and management accounting records.
- Airport project – led large team in the preparation of quantum element of claims associated with disputed variations, breaches of contract, prolongation and disruption.
- Prepared delay and disruption claim involving complex array of sectional completions. Disruption arising from employer’s interference with contractor’s working methods and excessively high standard of workmanship.
- Railway renewals project – prepared narrative from planned versus as-built delay programmes. Review contractor’s drawing registers and other records to identify factors which delayed the works. Narrative associated with various heads of claim including late and incorrect design information.
- MEP works, waste processing project – evaluated and negotiate settlement of sub contractor’s EoT and disruption claims on behalf of main contractor. Analyse negotiated tender prices to provide basis for evaluation of indirect costs.
- Electrical installation – prepared delay and disruption claim. Review correspondence, minutes of meetings and contemporaneous site records to develop schedule of events affecting containment and wiring operations.
- Civil engineering works, power station – reviewed windows delay analysis to produce EOT narrative in relation to late and incomplete design information. Review correspondence and minutes of meetings, to develop schedule of evidence in support of acceleration and disruption claims.
- Railway renewals project – analysis of contractor’s data to produce quantum elements of delay and disruption claim. Gathering timesheet and allocation sheet records to identify direct and indirect costs associated with disruption and prolongation. Calculate delay and disruption costs.
- LNG project – preparation of disruption claim on behalf of contractor for large scale site preparation contract involving: clearance, rock blasting, recycling, cut/fill and detailed excavation (circa 100ha). Interview relevant staff, identify and analyse plant records. Produce narrative, particulars and statements of claim arising from plant at reduced efficiency and revised plant.
- Shopping centre project – assisted with preparation of report advising subcontractor on claim for outstanding variations. Summarising variation, valuation and payment procedures under main contract and subcontract; reviewing adherence to same through analysis of correspondence, other contemporaneous records and raising client queries. Recommending course of action for recovery.
- Conference facilities, sports stadium – prepared report reviewing entitlement and valuation of variations using bespoke design and build conditions. Identify compliance with contractual procedures including preparation, submission and verification of dayworks. Review subcontractors’ and main contractor’s records. Value variations using a combination of measured rates from contract sum analysis, fair rates and dayworks. Compare with valuations undertaken by contractor and employer’s quantity surveyor.
- Shopping centre project – assisted with preparation of report advising subcontractor on liability for failures with installed mechanical and electrical equipment. Prepare chronological summary of matters connected with failures through examination of project correspondence. Summarising insurance and practical completion procedures under main contract and sub contract; reviewing adherence to same through analysis of correspondence, other contemporaneous records and raising client queries. Recommending course of action for recovery.
- Wastewater treatment project – prepared timeline of varied and extensive project history through examination of project records and meetings with relevant staff. Reviewing framework agreement to identify most appropriate clauses and contractual procedures to present claim for commercial recovery. Assisting in preparation of advice for progressing settlement of commercial issues.