About the company

Novus is based in London and provides dispute avoidance, management and resolution services to the built environment. Our professionals have been involved in some of the largest and most complex projects in the world. As well as our general construction expertise, our team also has significant project based experience on oil and gas, offshore construction and renewable energy projects .

Our goal is to help our clients successfully deliver their projects on time and on budget. We help our clients identify potential problems early on and advise on how to successfully avoid, manage or resolve their dispute.

There are times however, when disputes cannot be avoided and ultimately end up before a tribunal for final determination. Where this occurs, Novus can provide its clients and legal teams with the right advice to ensure the best possible outcome.



David Daly, Director

David is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a wide breadth of experience gained in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and China. He has acquired experience in a range of dispute avoidance, management and resolution roles within various sectors including but not limited to, healthcare, residential, offices, oil/gas facilities, offshore construction and renewable energy.

David is a Bond Solon accredited expert witness and has been appointed as quantum expert on various occasions in adjudications, international arbitration and in the high court. David has been cross examined on his expert evidence in international arbitration and in the Technology and Construction Court in London.

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Jeff Whitfield, Advisor and expert witness

Jeff Whitfield is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has specialised in consulting since 1992. Jeff is also an accomplished and experienced testifying expert witness who has given evidence in the UK, UAE and the USA in both litigation and arbitration. Jeff has worked for some of the world’s largest consultancies and has testified in 15 major and long running international cases. With a familial background in North Sea production and shipbuilding, Jeff is also known for his oil/gas and offshore construction quantum expertise.

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Ryan Coyle, Senior consultant

Ryan is a an accomplished commercial, contracts and legal consultant with a wide range of experience gained in the UK, Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Africa and Indonesia. This experience has been acquired in a range of commercial/contract management, legal, dispute avoidance, management and resolution roles within various energy related sectors, including offshore and onshore pipeline construction, offshore wind farms and oil/gas facilities.

Ryan joined Novus in the summer of 2019 with the aim of applying his legal qualifications and practical site/shipyard experience to the avoidance, management and resolution of disputes in the construction and energy sectors.

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