Alan Whaley, BSc (Hons), Dip (Adj), Dip (ED), LLM, APA, PhD, MCIOB, FRICS, FCIArb, MAE

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Alan Whaley joined J.S. Held in August of 2022 following J.S. Held's acquisition of the Arcadis Contract Solutions Practice in Europe. Alan is a Senior Managing Director at J.S. Held in London. He has over twenty years of experience in UK and international construction, energy, and infrastructure projects. He acts expert witness in quantum and delay analysis for complex disputes.

Prior to practicing as an expert, Alan held senior professional roles in major construction and engineering projects in the UK, Africa, and Middle East. He commenced his career on-site working as a time-served carpenter.

Alongside his professional career, Alan leads and delivers the Dispute Resolution module on the University of Salford’s LLM Construction Law program. He developed and leads the first master’s level qualification in forensic delay analysis. He has a PhD in construction management and continues to research issues surrounding delay-related claims.

Alan is frequently appointed as an independent expert witness on behalf of clients, contractors, and specialists, to advise on matters relating to delay, disruption, and quantum.

Key Expertise

  • Forensic Delay Analysis
  • Quantum Assessment
  • Expert Determination
  • Prolongation & EOT Claims
  • Disruption Analysis
  • Termination Claims
  • Disputed Variations
  • Claim Evaluation
  • Project Delay & Recovery Advice
  • Years of International EPC Sector Experience

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training:

  • RICS Accredited Expert Witness
  • Member of the Academy of Experts – Practising Expert Witness
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Who’s Who Legal Construction Expert Witness, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal Consulting Expert, Construction - Quantum, Delay & Technical, 2023