13 of Blackrock Expert Services’ experts, along with eight of the firm’s future leaders, have been recognised for their unparalleled expertise and performance in construction quantum and delay issues. 

David BarryJoanne Prior, and Rob Palles-Clark have also been recognised as Global Elite Thought Leaders in EMEA. David Barry is described as “a world class expert – definitely one of the strongest experts in the world” and “probably the best pure delay analysis expert in the country”. Joanne Prior is “unmatched among her peers” for her “detailed understanding of quantum issues” and “superb know-how surrounding the best way to address issues related to quantum of construction projects”. Respondents consider Rob Palles-Clark “a well-seasoned expert with very good experience” and “an exceptional individual”. They further herald his “excellent written reports, very impressive analysis and ability to cut through the detail to get the key points across”. 

We are also delighted that eight of Blackrock Expert Services’ up-and-coming professionals have been acknowledged as Future Leaders in the field, with some highly complimentary feedback from peers in the industry. 

Mahmoud Abdelaal is “enormously impressive” in his expert work, and consistently demonstrates “attention to detail, detailed technical understanding and a thorough and rigorous approach”. 

Tim Baillie is “extremely intelligent” and “extremely knowledgeable within his field”. Peers recognise his ability to “always deliver outcomes to a very high standard”. 

Taylor Carson “is a master of the details” and “produces excellent work” in delay and quantum analysis. Peers would have “no hesitation recommending him”. 

John Fletcher “is very bright and approachable” remark impressed sources, adding: “He is quickly becoming a go-to expert in MENA.” 

The “excellent” Sharon McGahey is “thorough and diligent in her approach to delay analysis” and is renowned for being a “master of the details”. 

Martin Hicks is an “experienced, knowledgeable and highly professional expert” who displays “exceptionally good skills as an analyst”. 

Mehmet Bircan is an “extremely hard-working, calm, methodical and very user-friendly” expert who is “able to handle complex delay matters”. 

Petros Karalis draws praise for his “excellent technical skills”, along with his “great project management skills and first-class service”. 

Our experts have worked on many high-profile projects across a variety of sectors and regions over the last 12 months; impressing peers in the industry with their professionalism, attention to detail, independence and integrity. David BarryJoanne PriorRob Palles-ClarkBrian BarryAidan CoyneAustin DuffyDavid GoodmanRichard EdwinDavid FalkensternNeil FitchMark Gordon, Ewen Maclean and Ian Osbaldeston have been acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal in their research into this years’ top-performing experts on quantum and delay issues. 

Brian Barry is commended for his ability to “analyse complex factual scenarios quickly and accurately” and to “clearly articulate his opinions both in written reports and oral evidence”.  

Aidan Coyne is held in high esteem as “an acknowledged expert in his field” who produces “clear, concise and convincing reports”. 

Austin Duffy is “very engaging” with “real gravitas and bags of knowledge and expertise”. He is praised for his “knowledge of how construction projects are managed and coordinated”, which is “second to none”. 

David Goodman earns plaudits as “the go-to expert for delay and one of the best practitioners in the field”. His “thorough, factual-based and common-sense approach to his delay analysis allows him to be highly persuasive under cross-examination”. 

Richard Edwin is highly regarded for his “comprehensive, accessible and incredibly thorough reports” and brings “a manner of presentation that is clear and convincing and earns credibility”. 

David Falkenstern is lauded for his “clear and precise reporting skills” and is always “thoroughly prepared – no stone is left unturned”.  

WWL noted that Neil Fitch always delivers when providing expert testimony in contentious proceedings relating to construction and engineering projects. 

Commentators herald “team player” Mark Gordon for “his in-depth understanding of the construction industry” and “analytical and presentation skills, which are second to none as a quantum expert”. 

Ewen Maclean is a well-regarded expert witness with a “very practical” approach, which “sets him apart” from the competition. 

Ian Osbaldeston is “very thorough in his work on quantum issues”, delivering “clear and comprehensive work”. He has “deep experience and is good under cross-examination”. 

If you would like to find out more about our construction and engineering expert services, please contact any of our team.