Mr McDermott is an Associate Director at Secretariat. He has over 14 years’ experience in the construction industry and specialises in forensic investigation of quantum claims and has provided advice on matters concerning variations, defective works, delay, acceleration, disruption and final accounts.
His experience embraces projects worldwide, including Ireland, UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East, South America, Kazakhstan and Australia and his project experience spans many sections including building, civil engineering and infrastructure projects, off-shore oil and gas facilities, marine and process works which range in size and complexity.
He has been supported and been lead assistant to the quantum expert on several major international disputes in arbitration and has been instructed as quantum expert in domestic adjudications and the high court.
Mr McDermott holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is currently completing his LLB (Hons) and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).