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Expert Profile

John Dowse

John Dowse

Delay and Quantum Expert


LLB (Hons) with specialisms

Memberships & Associations

Member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators
Called by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Contract Experience



Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial

Regional Experience

Middle East


  • Civil engineering background with quantum experience
  • Delay experience
  • Over 35 years’ experience across multiple sectors
  • Experience in Europe, the Americas, India, Sri Lanka, Australia and the Caribbean
  • Over 20 expert appointments
  • Several testifying appearances


John is a commercial and contracts specialist with over 35 years’ construction experience; 19 years with contracting organisations and 16 years in consultancy and advisory with experience of many forms of contract worldwide. In this time, John has been a Party appointed expert in both Quantum and Delay matters.

He has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration including tribunal and panel experience in Arbitration and Dispute Adjudication and Resolution Boards. He is a registered Mediator, including appointment by the Court.

John is well established as a lecturer and examiner for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and for FIDIC Caribbean Regional Organisation, as well as being a Committee Member for CIArb (Caribbean Region) and a member of the CInstCES Dispute Resolution Panel (CDRP).

John’s experience is diverse in nature and geography and has been achieved across a wide variety of projects ranging up to AED 2 billion equivalent value and mega-projects of greater value.

John prides himself on being client orientated, people and results-focused, and exceedingly resourceful with a proven track record of business enhancement, project and commercial recovery with a depth of dispute avoidance and dispute resolution experience in some very challenging environments.

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Girwar & Deonarine
  • L J Williams Group
  • RLM & Co

“(showing) an uncompromising approach to professionalism and excellence (and possessing) a unique ability in providing practical and logical advice” Described by an instructing attorney