Expert witnesses perform a crucial role in the procedures of many different tribunals – Courts, Arbitrations, Planning Appeals, Accident Enquiries etc. The majority of construction disputes are resolved via adjudication but the use of experts in adjudication is limited. Some high-profile adjudicators and construction counsel argue that experts have no role to play in adjudication! Others find them a helpful independent voice in the partisan blizzard of Party submissions.
What is the status of experts in adjudication? Is their involvement helpful? What can they do and how can they be most effectively used? Matt Molloy will address these issues.
Matt is an experienced dispute resolver and has been appointed in over 800 construction and engineering disputes as either adjudicator, arbitrator, mediator, expert determiner, Conflict or Dispute Avoidance Panel/Board member. These disputes have concerned a number of high-profile projects both within the UK and overseas.
Matt is on the RICS, TeCSA, CIArb, CEDR, CIC, CIOB, RIBA and the Irish government panel of construction adjudicators as well as the FIDIC’s President’s List. He is the current Chair of the CIC ADR Management Board, a Course Director/Tutor for the RICS Diploma in Adjudication and an External Examiner for the MSc/LLM in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at Leeds Beckett University.