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Expert Profile

Tim McGoldrick

Tim McGoldrick

Quantum Expert

BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying
Accredited Mediator
Member Energy Institute
GC Works 1 ED3
Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial
Asia Pacific
Middle East


  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry
  • Extensive international experience
  • Appointed as Quantum Expert in respect of disputes with values of up to £660m
  • Cross examined in many different forums
  • Author of articles for Cost Engineer, QS Week, Construction Law Review and other publications


Over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, of which 33 years have been spent providing pre and post contract advice, drafting contracts, negotiating contracts, claims preparation and defence and dispute management services. Tim has supported employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants, on a wide range of projects internationally.

Tim has been based in Indonesia, Japan, and Australia, and completed short-term commissions in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Tim’s experience covers a wide range of engineering projects of the following types: power stations (including nuclear), chemical and process plants, gas and water pipelines, gas installations, oil refineries, offshore oil exploration, steel plants, ports and harbours, dredging, shipbuilding and ship repair.

As a Quantum Expert Witness, Tim has received 37 appointments in arbitration and litigation and has been cross-examined in respect of 9.

Tim has lectured extensively on all matters in relation to construction law and in-house forms of contract. He has considerable knowledge and experience of all the main contract standard forms including the JCT, NEC, ICE, IChemE, MF1/MF2 and the FIDIC suites of contracts.

He has also written occasionally for the Cost Engineer, QS Week, Construction Law Review and other publications.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

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

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Jones Day
  • Hill Dickinson
  • Holman Fenwick Willian
  • Ren Legal

“Tim is extremely diligent and applying that diligence with his experience means his work is very focussed and accurate”

WWL says: 

“Tim McGoldrick garners plaudits as “a highly renowned expert” who “really gets into the detail” when it comes to contentious matters arising from large-scale engineering projects.”

Tim is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader in Consulting Experts – Construction – Quantum Delay & Technical 2023, Construction Expert Witnesses 2023, and Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2023