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Daniel Miles

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Daniel Miles joined J.S. Held in April of 2023 as part of J.S. Held’s acquisition of Aquila Forensics.

Daniel is an experienced chartered quantity surveyor and testifying Expert Witness with over fifteen years of experience working on high-value, complex disputes and has given evidence on multiple occasions in various international arbitrations. He specializes in the provision of quantum advice and opinion in mediation, adjudication, arbitration, and litigation.

Daniel has had numerous appointments as both Expert Witness and claims advisor in disputes relating to construction, professional negligence claims, and quantification of damages under NEC, FIDIC, JCT, TPC 2005, and PPC 2000 forms of contract. Daniel continues to work on large-scale live projects and is engaged to provide board-level strategic advice and senior advisory commercial and advisory services.

Daniel initially started his career in the civil engineering and infrastructure sectors before working on large marine, civil engineering, and construction projects including hospitals, schools, community centers, and residential developments in senior commercial management roles. He has provided services in connection with financial and quantum matters in infrastructure, building, civils, energy, tunneling, nuclear, marine, mineral extraction, highways, and utility disputes in the UK and overseas.

Daniel lectures at both Stuttgart University and Derby University on contract administration and assessment of quantum and delays in disputes in a number of courses. He also provides training for firms on the commercial management of contracts under all significant contract forms. Before becoming a quantity surveyor, Daniel worked as a geophysicist with experience in both land and marine-based techniques as well as providing remote sensing services.

Key Expertise

  • Expert Witness – Quantum
  • Procurement
  • Claims
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators [MCIArb]
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [MRICS]
  • Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Asphalt Technology [Hon FIAT]
  • Member of the International Construction Law Association [ICLA]
  • Who's Who Legal Construction Expert Witness, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal Consulting Expert, Construction - Quantum, Delay & Technical, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal Thought Leader - Construction, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal Future Leader, Arbitration Expert Witness, 2023

Insights by Daniel Miles

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Podcast: Construction and The Climate | 39 Essex Chambers
Dan Miles explains how climate change is impacting the construction industry - from procurement to supply chains to technology and...
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Podcast: Construction Expert Insights [Episode 7]
In this podcast, Daniel Miles speaks with Mark Breslin and Sarah Mather, both in the Infrastructure, Constructions and Energy (ICE)...
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Podcast: Construction Expert Insights [Episode 6]
In this podcast, Daniel Miles speaks with lawyers Laura Lintott and Theresa Mohammed of Watson Farley & Williams (formerly of...