Tom Hawkins

Associate Director

Mr. Hawkins specializes in providing independent quantum and damages expert witness, dispute resolution and strategic advice services to the international construction & engineering industry to resolve issues on complex projects. He has more than 15 years of industry experience working across a variety of sectors on projects in Canada, UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Mr. Hawkins is a quantity surveyor and chartered construction manager with more than 15 years of industry experience obtained from construction & engineering projects across the globe. He regularly provides clients with procurement & contract advice and strategic opinion for the avoidance, mitigation and resolution of dispute. Clients continually trust Mr. Hawkins with their live project matters and dispute situations.

He has a keen eye for detail and specializes in quantum and damages valuations, large scale data analysis, measurement, delay/prolongation/loss & expense, thickening, disruption, loss of productivity, variations, remedial/defective works and terminations on complex construction projects. His experiences and skill set have led to him being appointed as the lead quantum expert witness on numerous occasions to provide his independent opinion.

Mr. Hawkins works with law firms, government bodies, developers/employers and organizations from the full spectrum of the supply chain, including general contractors & subcontractors. Those organizations are from a variety of industry sectors; including aviation, commercial, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, rail and water. The appointments received span across litigation proceedings and numerous ADR processes including arbitration, adjudication, mediation and negotiations.

In recent years, he has regularly been invited to produce articles and deliver presentations on quantity surveying and dispute resolution topics. Mr. Hawkins was invited as a guest on the highly rated construction podcast series ‘Own the Build’ to discuss ‘how to avoid disputes in construction?’.

Before consulting, Mr. Hawkins worked as a UK main contractor’s quantity surveyor on a variety of multi-million pound residential new build, refurbishment and planned maintenance projects.

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