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Expert Profile

Michael Foster

Michael Foster

Quantum Expert

BSc (Hons)
MSc (Const Law)
Regional Coordinator for the Society of Construction Law. Seminars on commercial issues. Delay, disruption and acceleration. NEC3.
Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial
Middle East
United Kingdom


  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  • Over 20 years of industry experience
  • Specialist in all aspects of commercial issues in construction and engineering industries
  • Develops and provides solutions on commercially difficult contracts
  • Simplifies complex problems
  • Expert in recent TCC action


Michael has acted as a quantum expert witness and expert advisor. He previously worked closely with other high profile expert witnesses on domestic and international projects.

Michael initially trained as a quantity surveyor and has been responsible for live construction projects on behalf of various contractors from commercial risk assessments, through commercial management, to final account preparation and negotiation. He has prepared and negotiated a substantial number of final accounts and claim documents for contractors on commercially difficult contracts.

He has extensive knowledge in the definition and valuation of variations to contract and evaluation of delay, disruption, and acceleration claims. Michael has experience of working alongside lawyers and leading Counsel on arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Quantum appointments include a variety of process, oil & gas and petrochemical related projects. These involved the successful management of large support teams comprising both quantum and planning consultants leading to the successful conclusions of the cases for his clients.  He has worked under a variety of standard and bespoke contracts on numerous chemical projects, downstream pipelines and processing facilities, pharmaceutical projects, power generation and transmission.

Michael has recently acted as quantum expert on a major petrochemical dispute heard in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC). He has been instructed in litigation, arbitration and adjudication proceedings by Bond Dickinson, Muckles and Watson Burton and acted as expert advisor on an international dispute and more recently a domestic infrastructure project with Pinsent Masons.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • Adjudication/Mediation

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Bond Dickinson
  • Muckle
  • Watson Burton

Recent client testimonials stated:

“I wanted to take the time to write to you, to thank you for your assistance. I have been very impressed by your attention to detail, sound and considered advice and calming influence upon both this matter and me personally. I will not hesitate to recommend you with the highest praise should the opportunity ever arise, and I would be grateful if this endorsement was distributed throughout your business”

“It has been real a pleasure and I bless the day that Simon recommended you!”