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Expert Profile

Ashlea Read

Ashlea Read

Quantum Expert

BSc (Hons)
Accredited Mediator
Australian Standard Contracts
Oil & Gas
Asia Pacific
Middle East


  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  •  Over 15 years’ professional industry experience
  • Extensive international quantum experience on large scale projects
  • Accredited Mediator
  • Specialist in claims development and claims defence


Ashlea is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry.

Since 2007 Ashlea has been based in Asia and the Middle East, and has worked on large-scale claims and expert assignments for airports, railways, hospitals, commercial and residential buildings, oil and gas and other infrastructure projects.

For the last six years, Ashlea has focused on expert commissions, having been appointed as the quantum expert on two large projects in Asia and acting as the lead assistant to the Quantum Expert on numerous commissions in the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Ashlea has also worked on high-profile Arbitrations in the Middle East, supporting the drafting of Statements of Claim, Defence, and Counterclaims.

In construction project disputes Ashlea has a wide range of experience encompassing: advising on contractual and commercial issues; contract interpretation; preparing extension of time and cost claims; independent reviews of contractor’s claim entitlements, and Engineer’s claim recommendations; detailed risk reviews of contractual agreements; preparation and development of strategies for dispute resolution, and assistance in amicable settlement negotiations.

Her claims experience is supported by a master’s degree in construction law and arbitration and time spent as a site-based quantity surveyor with large contractor organisations in the United Kingdom.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • International Arbitration

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • K & L Gates
  • Rajah & Tann