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On 14th September 2017, Mark Castell – Delay and Quantum Diales Expert, will attend this years’ Dutch Arbitration Day which will take place in Amsterdam.

This years’ event marks the fifth anniversary of the Dutch Arbitration Day and will focus on the latest developments in the areas of advocacy and evidence, bringing together international arbitration practitioners as well as academics and in-house counsel.

Leaders in the field of international arbitration will share their views and provide practical insights. They will cover topics such as; effective oral advocacy, (cross-) examination of witnesses and experts, and preparation and presentation of written testimony and expert evidence. The conference will take place in an interactive setting and will provide an excellent environment for participants to tap into the experience of seasoned practitioners from various jurisdictions.

More information about the Dutch Arbitration Day can be found here

For more information about Mark’s Expert Witness work please click here

If you would like to arrange to meet Mark at this event, please contact us on info@diales.com

John Mullen, our Diales principal and one of our quantum experts, has been published in the 2017 Construction Law Review writing on the subject of the financial effects of delay. To read his article in the Construction Law Review click here.

Diales technical have been shortlisted in the following categories; Small Projects (of under £1 million) and Structural Artistry at the Structural Awards 2017 for their BMW Sculpture 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner in November in London.

The Institution of Structural Engineers has been celebrating structural engineering excellence for over 50 years. The Structural Awards recognises the most talented structural designers and their indispensable contribution to the built environment, from large awe-inspiring landmark structures to small local projects. Winning an award is a symbol of excellence that is recognised around the world.

To view the full shortlist or for more information please visit The Structural Awards website.

Diales would like to welcome two new delay experts, John Brells and Richard Chamberlain, to the team. Both experts have a wealth of global experience across all sectors and are a valuable addition to the Expert Witness support service.

For more information about John, Richard, or any of our other experts, visit the expert page of the website where you will be able to filter them according to your needs.

Alternatively you can contact our team by clicking here.

Diales has turned five!

Five years ago, Driver Group announced a new approach to the delivery of construction Expert Witness support services and Diales was born. A service that would bring together world-class experts in the fields of delay, quantum, and technical and provide support through a dedicated team, when clients needed it most.

Diales launched with twelve highly-regarded and highly-skilled experts, with published authors[i] John Mullen and Peter R Davidson amongst them. The team grew as launches followed in Asia and the Middle East and more experts joined them across Driver’s worldwide network of offices from Australia to Canada.

Today, the number of Diales experts is closer to 40. The technical team, headed by Stuart Macdougald-Denton, has a dedicated team of researchers, engineers, and architects; many of whom regularly share their wisdom and experiences in the pages of the Driver Trett Digest as well as through social media posts and presentations (a couple can even help make cars fly![ii]).

For a five-year-old, Diales has thrived and developed well, adding further new services and skills and supporting a diverse and fascinating range of clients and disputes around the world. Most recent additions include asset valuation expertise in the shape of Gary Richards.

Head of Diales and Global Chief Operating Officer for Driver Group, Mark Wheeler said:

“The last five years have passed very quickly, and I am delighted to see Diales exceed our expectations year on year. The recent addition of the highly successful technical team has underlined our commitment to this service, and we are excited about the future with new services planned for the next two years…”

Diales is proud to be sponsoring the 3rd ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration.

This highly anticipated conference will be held in Singapore, from 27-29 June 2017.  If you would like more details about the conference please click here .

Attending the event will be Matthew Wills, Regional Head of Diales for Asia Pacific and renowned Quantum Expert, and Stuart Macdougald-Denton, Head of Diales Technical.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with one of our Experts during the event, please contact us on Singapore@drivertrett.com

Paris hosted its first Arbitration Week between 24 April 2017 and 28 April 2017.  The week commenced with the ICC 1st European International Arbitration Conference; this was similar to the events that Diales already sponsor in the Middle East, Far East and the US.  Diales were Platinum sponsors of the event, which was attended by 260 delegates from around the world.

The evening saw the opening cocktail party for the Arbitration Week, attended by over 670 delegates. Those that attended early enough were treated to an opening address given by Mark Castell, Regional Head of Diales – Europe, alongside others from the world of arbitration in Paris.

Diales will be the lead sponsor of Kuala Lumpur International ADR week (KLIAW) from the 15th -17th May in Bangunan Sulaiman, Kuala Lumpur.

The theme of the week is “Redefining ADR: Asia and beyond” and will include interesting seminars on; the new KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2017; a reflection on the 2016 international Arbitration market; an interactive session about the “One Belt One Road” initiative and also the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration’s (KLRCA) Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication (CIPAA) conference.

For more information about the event click here

To arrange a meeting with one of our Experts during the week please email

Diales welcomes Gary Richards, MRICS, to their Expert Witness team.

As an asset valuation specialist, Gary brings a new skill set and service offering to complement the delay, quantum and technical expertise that the Diales team currently represent.

Gary is highly-respected in his field, with more than 20 years of experience as a property professional. He provides feasibility studies, valuations and strategic advice for clients ranging from developers and law firms to government institutions and investors around the world.

Gary has been appointed as an expert in valuation related disputes including the effect on value for delays, over-development and breach of contract. He has undertaken a wide range of appointments including property, assets, operating entities and developments.

To view his profile click here.

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