Secretariat Welcomes Construction Quantum Expert Robert Poole as Managing Director

July 17, 2023

Secretariat is pleased to welcome noted expert Robert Poole to our growing construction industry team based in Canada.

A Chartered Quantity Surveyor with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Poole has regularly been appointed as a testifying and quantum expert on complex construction matters, to analyze claims for delay, disruption, loss of productivity, and additional costs. In addition, he has provided expert opinions in real estate disputes, quantifying development and construction costs, and lost profits.

Mr. Poole has analyzed or prepared construction claims related to several multi-billion-dollar rail, shipbuilding, and bridge projects. His experience encompasses buildings, hydro and power, roads, and other infrastructure projects. He regularly assists counsel in construction and real estate disputes presented in court, at arbitration, and at mediation, and has worked with public and private organizations in Canada and the UK.

“Canada represents some of the most impressive construction, infrastructure, and real estate projects taking place in the world. When disputes arise, the quantum and delay experts at Secretariat have built a reputation as a go-to team of trusted experts,” says Secretariat Managing Director Don Harvey. “With Robert on our team, we have elevated that reputation to another level. I am excited to welcome him to Secretariat.”

Mr. Poole is a frequent speaker on topics including building infrastructure, commercial management techniques, managing risks, and ADR developments.

According to Who’s Who Legal:

Robert Poole is widely endorsed by market commentators for his “superb communication skills and ability to simplify damages analysis”.

Robert Poole provides top-quality quantum and delay valuations for construction disputes, and is highly valued for his “ability to simplify damages analysis”.

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