Construction Expert Services
Expert analysis, testimony and advice for construction and engineering disputes and projects.
Neil Fitch is a managing director in the Expert Services practice, based in the London office. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. He has acted as a quantum expert witness on many occasions, including single joint expert and expert determination/assessor, and acted as a mediator. He has given oral evidence in the Technology and Commercial Court (TCC), and arbitral and criminal proceedings, and has represented parties in mediation or adjudication, and has been “hot-tubbed” both in the TCC and international arbitration. Neil has acted on matters in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East and Fiji.
Prior to joining Kroll, Neil was a partner at Blackrock Expert Services, which was acquired by Kroll in 2020.
Neil applies rigor and attention to detail to the provision of independent expert advice on construction and engineering issues, assisting clients and their teams in their successful approach to, and resolution of, complex issues. He has advised a wide range of stakeholders, including accountants, banks, contractors and subcontractors, developers and investors, education authorities, government/local authorities, private individuals, project managers and construction consultants, solicitors and transport authorities.
Neil’s extensive construction experience spans the commercial, defence, government, health care, industrial, leisure, residential, new-build and fit-out sectors, as well as infrastructure that includes highways, major civils, process, power and railways. His contractual experience ranges from land sale/development agreements and agreements for lease to all major forms of project agreements including FIDIC, JCT, ICE and NEC, as well as JV agreements.