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Kevin McIver, BSc (Hons), MSc, MRICS, MCIArb

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Kevin McIver joined J.S. Held in August of 2022 following J.S. Held's acquisition of the Arcadis Contract Solutions Practice in Europe. Kevin has experience across a wide range of sectors providing quantum expert evidence. Kevin has recently been appointed both as a Single Joint Expert and party-appointed Expert in matters relating to quantum on construction and civil engineering projects, including giving oral evidence in the Technology and Construction Court in London.

Kevin’s knowledge of contractor claims is based on his work as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor for a main contractor, and his experience as a quantum expert. During Kevin’s experience working for a main contractor, he was responsible for all commercial management duties on multi-million-pound projects.

Whilst working for a main contractor, Kevin successfully managed the full range of sub-contractor packages from pre-construction through to the agreement of the final account, managing claims where necessary.

Kevin has experience in the administration of JCT, NEC, and bespoke forms of contract. He has technical knowledge of both building and civil engineering and projects within the commercial, industrial, residential, education, and leisure sectors. His experience also includes work in pre-construction and estimating, furthering his ability to analyze contractors’ tender and commercial submissions.

Kevin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and provides quantum expert evidence in arbitration, litigation, and adjudication proceedings on high-value, complex construction and engineering disputes.

Kevin regularly provides quantum expert evidence in relation to the assessment of final account disputes including the assessment of variations and loss and expense claims. Kevin’s role also includes the assessment of damages in claims for early termination, the assessment of reinstatement costs, and cost planning.

Key Expertise

  • Quantum Expert
  • Analysis and Preparation of Variations, Loss, and/or Expense Claims
  • Resolution of Complex Calculation & Measurement Issues
  • Complex/Data Intensive Claim Analysis
  • Expert Report Writing & Presentation of Supporting Analysis
  • Forensic Analysis of Commercial Tender Submissions

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Who's Who Legal Future Leader, Construction Expert Witness, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal Future Leader, Consulting Expert, Construction - Quantum, Delay & Technical, 2023