Liam Holder specializes in the valuation of complex claims involving valuation and measurement, delay, disruption, variations, defective works, and termination claims. He has worked in a variety of sectors on projects in the United Kingdom, across mainland Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and the Caribbean.
He has more than 30 years of experience on major international construction and engineering projects and is regularly appointed as a quantum expert on large international projects.
Mr. Holder began his career with working with contractors before moving to consultancy work in 1995. He progressed to senior partner of EC Harris LLP, where he was head of contract advisory services and led a team of specialists across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In 2012, Navigant acquired Mr. Holder’s practice, International Construction Forensics. In 2018, Mr. Holder joined Secretariat.
Mr. Holder was lead technical author for the 4th RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Note for Surveyors acting as Expert Witnesses. He is a published author and lectures regularly. He also serves as a visiting practitioner to the MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course at Kings College, London.
Who’s Who Legal recognizes Mr. Holder in “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”:
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”.