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DAVID HAWKINS, Senior Executive Consultant


David has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years. After a grounding in the industry with civil engineering and building contractor David transferred to the petrochemical/process plant industry first as Chief Quantity Surveyor for a major contractor, and then as a consultant. Over the past 25 years as a consultant David has undertaken appointments on projects for airports, mass transport systems, highways, petrochemical/process plants & offshore installations, power stations, bridges, hotels and various other building projects. David is skilled in the assessment of contractual entitlement and risk. He has considerable experience in developing the required strategic and tactical considerations and actions to arrive at the best commercial outcome for clients. His experience covers all stages of the dispute process, including: initial research and risk appraisal, preparation of claims, defences and counterclaims, including time and quantum analysis, preparation of expert reports and giving expert evidence. He has been involved in a number of large construction mediations, adjudications, arbitrations and litigations in Europe and the Far East.

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