Mr. Holder is a Managing Director with Secretariat based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Holder specializes in the valuation of complex claims involving aspects such as valuation and measurement, delay, disruption, variations, defective works and termination claims. His experience has been gained across a variety of sectors and has included projects in the United Kingdom, across mainland Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and the Caribbean.
Mr. Holder is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) and has over 30 years’ experience of major international construction and engineering projects across various sectors of the industry. He is regularly appointed as Quantum Expert on large international construction and engineering projects.
Starting his career with Contractors in 1988, Mr. Holder moved to consultancy work in 1995. He progressed to become a Senior Partner of EC Harris LLP, where he was Head of Contract Advisory Services until 2009, leading a team of specialists across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In 2012, Navigant acquired Mr. Holder’s practice, International Construction Forensics. Mr. Holder joined Secretariat in 2018.
He holds an MSc in Construction Law & Arbitration from Kings College, London, a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying and BTEC and HNC Certificates in Building Studies. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), an accredited Expert Witness (CUEW) and a practicing Member of the Academy of Experts (MAE). He is a CEDR accredited Mediator, a practicing Adjudicator on the RICS President’s list and acts as a Dispute Board Member.
Mr. Holder was Lead Technical Author for the 4th RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Note for Surveyors acting as Expert Witnesses. He is member of the Adjudication Society, the Society of Construction Law and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Mr. Holder is a published author and lectures regularly. He is a visiting practitioner to the MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course at Kings College, London.
Who’s Who Legal recognizes Mr. Holder as “Thought Leaders: Global Elite – Construction Experts 2022, Arbitration Expert Witness 2022” and “Global Leader: Experts – Construction – Quantum, Delay & Technical 2021, Experts – Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages 2021”.
According to Who’s Who Legal:
Liam Holder “is very impressive” and “has a real thoroughness and diligence on the numbers but is also open-minded to different approaches on the analysis”.
Liam Holder demonstrates a “complete mastery of the detail” according to impressed sources who regard him as “a real all-rounder” and “excellent on the quantum side”.
Liam Holder excels in large-scale and technically complex delay, disruption and damages valuations. Sources note that “he is very collaborative” and that working with him “is a delightful experience”.