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Expert Profile

David Hardiman

David Hardiman

Quantum Expert


Professional entry course

Memberships & Associations

Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia
Society of Construction Law
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)

Contract Experience


Presentations & Training

Various in-house training lectures on contracts for international clients
Managing Contractual Relationships - Brisbane 2012


Oil & Gas

Regional Experience

Asia Pacific
Middle East
United Kingdom

Cross-Examination Experience



  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Over 40 years of industry experience
  • Specialist in loss and expense and valuation claims
  • Significant international and domestic arbitration experience
  • Cross-examined on numerous occasions in a number of jurisdictions
  • Over 20 expert appointments


David possesses over 40 years of continuous experience in providing advice on contractual issues and valuation. He offers specialist advice to clients on commercial strategy, contract management, contractual claims, dispute resolution, drawing on significant experience gained from international arbitration. He has also provided clients with contractual risk assessments and audits of forecast revenue.

David has been extensively involved with a broad range of the commercial functions for clients and contractors in relation to some of the world’s largest projects. He has led large claims management teams, successfully blending and managing different technical disciplines to deliver effective client solutions. He has participated in the training and mentoring of in- house staff and clients’ staff.

He continues to be involved in projects across a broad range of sectors, including oil and gas, mining, and major infrastructure projects. He has extensive experience on contentious matters.

David has provided expert evidence in a variety of countries. These expert appointments concern a variety of sectors including mining, commercial developments, quarrying, gantry cranes, residential developments, dredging and reclamation, and embassies and palaces.

His quantum claims experience includes that relating to additional payment of variations, re-measurement, damages, disruption, prolongation, and increased costs. Particular areas of expertise include issues such as re-rating of billed items, valuation of disruption, preliminaries thickening, and prolongation costs including head office overheads, site overheads, and plant depreciation.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • High Court Action
  • International Arbitration
  • Domestic Arbitration
  • Adjudication/Mediation

This expert has been instructed by:


  • Allens
  • Carter Newell
  • Hotchkin & Hanley
  • Jackson McDonald
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Minter Ellisonn
  • Thomson Geern
  • White & McDonald


  • Clyde & Co

Hong Kong

  • Ho & Ip
  • Lovells
  • Pinsent Masons


  • Ang & Partners
  • Allen & Gledhil
  • Baker McKenzien
  • Khattar Wong