Jeff Whitfield, Head of Expert Services

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Jeff Whitfield is an accomplished and experienced testifying expert witness who has given evidence in the UK, UAE and the USA in litigation and in arbitration. Mr Whitfield is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has specialised in consulting since 1992.

 He began his professional career as a trainee scheduler/ programme manager in the 1970’s with an international energy company and continued his education passing the required examinations. He then qualified by training as a quantity surveyor/cost analyst. By the age of 28 Jeff was a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Over the next 4 years Jeff studied law part time in London at the Ealing School of Law and was awarded an LLB.

In 1989 Jeff became the youngest ever Director for the Conder Group UK Plc where, alongside his full time job, he represented the construction industry on the UK Joint Contracts Tribunal, the body that writes UK standard form contracts.

As a VP, Director and Partner, Jeff has worked for some of the largest consultancies as an expert witness and has testified in fifteen major and long running international cases around the world.

Mr Whitfield has over 40 years of project and construction management and consulting experience, gained on a wide range of projects; including major civil, commercial, institutional, process, industrial, and environmental works. His projects have included; power stations, airports, highways, bridges, rail systems, office buildings, stadia, hotels, hospitals, land reclamation and mining works, and process, industrial, mechanical and electrical installations.

With a familial background in North Sea Production and UK shipbuilding, Mr Whitfield is also known for his Oil & Gas/ Marine quantum expertise.

His experience encompasses programme, project and construction management, general contracting, quantum assessment and valuation, project controls, value engineering and risk analysis, along with all aspects of dispute resolution.

Mr Whitfield is a tried and tested, testifying independent expert witness on construction project management and quantum issues.

As an expert, Mr Whitfield has considered and reported upon issues such as project and construction management performance matters as well as valuation of construction works including the costs of: change, delay, disruption, acceleration, concurrency, resource usage, mitigation responsibility, and other quantum issues. He has provided these services in four continents and has testified in three continents.

Mr Whitfield has extensive experience in International Arbitrations in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Asia using a variety of rules and a plethora of local laws. He has also trained and acted as a Mediator.

A full copy of Jeff's profile is available upon request.

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Qualifications

  • LLB (London)

Professional Membership

  • Member Academy of Experts
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Member of the CMAA (USA)