QualificationsLLM (University of Strathclyde)
Memberships & AssociationsFRICS
Contract ExperienceFIDICGC Works 1 ED3ICEJCTNECPPPPWC (Ireland)
SectorsBuildingEnergyInfrastructureProcess & IndustrialTransportation
Regional ExperienceAmericasEuropeMiddle EastUnited Kingdom
- Chartered Quantity Surveyor
- Over 40 years of construction industry experience
- Specialist in quantum expert matters, contractual claims, and PI matters
- Over 25 appointments as quantum expert
- Appointed on disputes up to £52 million
- Given expert evidence in Technology and Construction Court
- Appointed in current Court of Session cases
Michael is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who trained with a major UK building contractor and progressed to regional commercial director, overseeing a £150m turnover business. He was responsible for all commercial aspects of the business based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Michael has a Masters’ Degree in Construction Law, has acted in the consultancy field since 2004, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He has been appointed as a quantum expert on 25+ occasions in adjudication, DAB proceedings and in court proceedings in Scotland and England and has given expert testimony in the Technology and Construction Court in London.
Michael has also acted in overseas jurisdictions including Germany, France, Ireland, Dubai and the Caribbean.
His expert experience covers a wide range of sub-sectors including bridges, roads, marine, tunnelling, landfill, flood prevention, landslips and embankments, wind power, nuclear power, hydroelectric power, rail, port buildings and infrastructure, process plants, water and waste water systems, fire damage, schools, specialist laboratories, specialist glazing and render, concrete frames and demolition.
Michael has also been appointed for several major insurers in relation to professional indemnity claims for and against engineers, architects, and quantity surveyors in adjudication and court proceedings.
Michael is currently acting for clients in arbitration and in cases in the Court of Session and the Technology and Construction Court.
This expert has the following cross-examination experience:
- The Technology and Construction Court
- Successfully completed external cross examination courses
This expert has been appointed by:
- BTO Solicitors
- Burness Paull
- DLA Piper
- DAC Beachcroft
- CMS Cameron McKenna
- Fenwick Elliott
- Goodman Derrick
- Levy & McRae
- Pinsent Masons
- Shepherd & Wedderburn
- Watson Burton
- Womble Bond Dickinson