QualificationsLLM (University of Strathclyde)
Memberships & AssociationsFRICS
Contract ExperienceFIDICGC Works 1 ED3HK Gov't Civil eng GC worksICEJCTNECPPP
SectorsBuildingEnergyInfrastructureProcess & IndustrialTransportation
Regional ExperienceAmericasEuropeMiddle EastUnited Kingdom
- Chartered Quantity Surveyor
- Over 35 years of construction industry experience
- Specialist in quantum expert valuation, contractual claims, and PI matters
- Over 25 appointments as quantum expert
- Appointed on disputes up to £52 million
- Given expert evidence in the Technology and Construction Court
Michael trained as a quantity surveyor with a major UK building contractor and progressed to regional commercial director, overseeing a £100m turnover business. He was responsible for all commercial aspects of the business based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Michael’s experience covered many sub-sectors of the building and engineering industries including: rail; leisure; hotel; cinema; theatre and broadcasting; health; clean rooms; industrial; commercial; education; sports; and retail.
Michael undertook the LLM at University of Strathclyde, in 1998, and subsequently has acted as a consultant to the construction and engineering industries.
Participating in adjudication, arbitration, litigation and DAB proceedings, Michael has been appointed quantum expert on 25 occasions. He has acted in various disputes for both claimants and defendants, including employers contractors, and subcontractors, in Germany, France, and Dubai.
Michael’s expert experience covers a wide range of sub-sectors including bridges; landfill; specialist glazing; flood prevention; housing; hospital; leisure; transport; port buildings and infrastructure; power; onshore wind; highways; education; marine and water; and demolition.
Michael has recently completed giving evidence in the TCC in relation to a £15m defects claim.
Michael is currently appointed as quantum expert in a £31m dispute which will probably end up in arbitration.
This expert has been appointed by:
- Shepherd & Wedderburn
- Fenwick Elliott
- Dundas & Wilson (now CMS Cameron McKenna)
- Burness Paull
- DLA Piper
- Watson Burton
- McGrigors (now Pinsents)
- Anderson Strathern