Scott Donaldson is an Associate Director with Secretariat based in Dubai. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and RICS Registered Expert Witness, with experience in construction, engineering and oil & gas projects. He specializes in the analysis of quantum, including the assessment of prolongation, final accounts, damages, disruption, acceleration, termination and any other quantity surveying matters.
In addition, he has worked for main contractors, leading teams on major EPIC projects, responsible for all commercial and contractual matters, including dispute avoidance and resolution. He has worked on projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He Is familiar with a variety of contracts, pre- and post-contract, including FIDIC, LOGIC Marine Construction, JCT, NEC and bespoke forms. His experience has been gained in a wide range of sectors, including oil & gas, marine, coal fired power stations, nuclear, highways and building works.
Mr. Donaldson is able to lean on his experience of working on major projects, with contractors and consultancies, to provide clients with sound and reasonable, yet practical advice, to avoid and resolve construction disputes.
He has carried out in depth research at undergraduate and masters level, producing dissertations, specifically on the role of the expert. He holds an LLM in Construction Law & Arbitration and a BSc (Hons.) degree in Quantity Surveying. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (FCInstCES), and Member of the Association of Cost Engineers (MACostE).