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Expert Profile

Paul Battrick

Paul Battrick

Quantum Expert

CEDR Accredited Mediator
SCL (Council Member)
Public and in-house seminars and workshops on a variety of topics relating to the commercial and contractual management of projects to internationally based audiences
Process & Industrial
Asia Pacific
Middle East
United Kingdom


  • Chartered Surveyor
  • Over 40 years of construction industry experience
  • Vast international experience incorporating various business cultures
  • Extensive energy sector experience
  • Appointed as FIDIC DAB member
  • Continues to advise on live projects


A Chartered Surveyor and Managing Director within Driver Group, Paul has over 40 years’ experience within the construction industry. Having trained with an international contractor as a quantity surveyor, he has worked as a consultant for over 25 years.

Paul has been employed by an international contractor, professional practices, and specialist mechanical and engineering subcontractors. He has advised and assisted concerns taking on the roles of employer, developer, consortia, contractor, subcontractor, and component manufacturer during his time as a consultant. Paul has worked almost exclusively for international concerns during the last fifteen years providing advice to clients on a global basis. These include French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Belgian, Dutch, Danish, Austrian, Japanese, and Korean clients as well as their subsidiaries on projects within Europe, the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, the Far East, Australia, and the Middle East. This wide and varied experience has built Paul’s extensive knowledge and understanding of contracting on an international basis, utilising many bespoke and standard forms of contract.

A large part of Paul’s time is spent advising clients and providing support, with his team, throughout the life-span of projects and into alternative dispute resolution (ADR), litigation, and arbitration. He utilises his experience for the benefit of clients when acting as expert witness, DAB member or mediator. Paul has been appointed in respect of disputes within the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean, and has given evidence and been cross-examined, including being hot-tubbed and questioned by a TCC Judge.

Although widely experienced across the construction industry, Paul has extensive insight into the energy sector. He has advised clients in respect of EPC power plants; constituent parts such as boilers, turbines, generators; and also ancillaries such as flue gas desulphurisation plants. Projects incorporate both new build and refurbishment, including renewables.

The continuing enlargement of the EU has seen Paul involved in a number of projects in the new member states not only within the power sector, but also in respect of civil engineering, transportation, and infrastructure projects.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • The Technology and Construction Court
  • International Arbitration
  • Adjudication/Mediation