Mr. Allan is an Associate Director based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is a qualified quantity surveyor and an RICS Accredited Expert Witness with over 13 years’ international experience in construction and engineering.
Mr. Allan specialises in quantum expert witness work for construction and engineering disputes, including the valuation of claims for damages in several jurisdictions, variations under standard and bespoke forms of contract, disruption, and acceleration. He is also experienced in final accounts, remeasurement and quantity surveying principles. His experience has been gained across a variety of sectors and has included projects in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and South Africa.
Mr. Allan regularly acts as Lead Assistant to the appointed Quantum Expert on complex domestic and international construction and engineering projects. He leads teams in relation to the resolution of high-value international arbitrations and matters referred to dispute adjudication boards.
Mr. Allan’s portfolio of experience is across various sectors, including airports, coal fired power stations, highways, oil and gas installations, carbon dioxide capture and injection facilities, large industrial plant installations, schools, housing developments, industrial buildings, hotels, and other skyscrapers.
Mr. Allan commenced his career in construction contracting in 2007, working in various site-based and office-based roles before moving into consultancy work in 2015, which saw Mr. Allan relocate to the Middle East. He has been based in the Middle East for the past 6 years, working extensively on large-scale construction and engineering projects throughout the EMEA region.
Mr. Allan holds an LLM in Construction Law & Arbitration and a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), a practicing Associate Member of the Academy of Experts (AMAE), and an RICS Accredited Expert Witness. Mr. Allan also has a seat on the Branch Committee for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Arab Emirates.