Expert Advisory & Expert Witness

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Expert services
across multiple sectors

Hanscomb Intercontinental provide expert advisory and expert witness services for the global onshore and offshore construction, engineering and shipbuilding industries.

Global service delivery is undertaken from global regional offices in New York, London, Johannesburg and Hong Kong. Hanscomb have further country offices to assist with project and commission delivery. Our strategic office suppliers currently provide us access to over 3300 offices across the globe so we can mobilise teams anywhere in the world immediately.


Service delivery encompasses three streams

Dispute Avoidance

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Dispute Resolution

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Expert Witness

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Multi-disciplinary experts

Multi-disciplinary experts comprising accountants, architects, construction & project managers, lawyers, engineers and surveyors provide expert advisory and expert witness services to our clients.

Our experts regularly work with most of the common forms of contract found in construction, engineering and shipbuilding including JCT, FIDIC, NEC, ICHEME, ICC, AIA, EJDC, GCC, AGC, JBCC, RIAI, IEI, GCCC, EPC, EPCM, EPIC, BIMCO, SAJ, CMAC, AWAS, NSA, MARAD, SHIP 2000, INCOTERMS as well as bespoke ones.

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Sectors our teams work in include:

Oil & Gas
Alternative Energy
Refurbishment & Maintenance
Marine Engineering
Sport & Leisure
Public Sector
Urban Development
Waste To Energy
Fianncial Services
Mining & Metals

Expert witness services

Our team comprise expert witnesses with experience of being cross examined in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and before Dispute Boards.

Disputes requiring technical expertise often involve an elaborate technical matrix of fact and opinion. Complex investigations, interrogation and interpretation of the cause and impact of various competing causes are required.

We will deliver concise reports that explain complex technical interactions in a clear and unambiguous manner.

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Our disciplines include:

  • Expert witness project management
  • Quantum experts
  • Delay analysis experts
  • Contract experts
  • Legal experts
  • Forensic accounting experts
  • Building experts
  • Architectural experts
  • Civil & structural engineering
  • Mechanical engineering experts
  • Structural engineering experts
  • Electrical engineering experts
  • Chemical engineering experts
  • Geological engineering experts
  • Marine engineering experts
  • & other technical experts

We are happy to provide an independent view on the merits of any potential action and of any remedial works proposed or already undertaken.

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Our experts comply with a set of strict criteria

  • A minimum of 25 years’ industry experience;
  • They have cross examination experience;
  • They have been trained in the expert’s duties in both Litigation and Arbitration and hold third party expert witness accreditation.

Our teams have experience across all the common dispute resolution tribunals including mediation, conciliation, litigation, arbitration, adjudication, dispute boards and expert determination. They are used to cross examination in these forums and understand their duties to the Tribunal.

Many of our experts also practice as dispute resolvers such as mediator, conciliator, arbitrator, adjudicator, dispute board member and expert determiner, which allows them to understand what the tribunal is looking for from them.

Each expert holds primary professional qualifications and post graduate legal qualifications as well as being trained and assessed by expert witness bodies such as Bond Solon, the Academy of Experts, the Expert Witness Institute and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

With arbitration being the most commonly used form of final and binding dispute resolution in large international projects our experts have given evidence under a variety of tribunal rules including those of the ICC, LCIA, AIAC, SIAC, HKIAC, CITEAC, ICSID, SCC, DIS, VIAC, CRCICA, QIFC, DIFC, ASA, JCAA, ACICA, ICA, JAMS, KCAB, and AAA.

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Our offices

New York Office

Americas, E. Pacific, W. Atlantic & Caribbean

London Office

Europe & The Middle East

Johannesburg Office


Hong Kong Office

Asia, Australasia & W. Pacific