About the company

Based in the heart of London, Novus Resolve provides expert witness and dispute 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, the team has project based experience in oil and gas, offshore construction and renewable energy projects.

When disputes arise, our goal is to help you to reach the best possible resolution. We help you identify potential problems early on and advise on how to avoid, manage or resolve any conflict you encounter.

There are times when disputes cannot be avoided. These may ultimately end up before a tribunal for final determination. Where this happens, Novus Resolve can provide you and your legal teams with the pragmatic, expert advice to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our people


David Daly, Director

David is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and testifying expert witness with a wide breadth of commercial experience gained in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and China. He is experienced in dispute avoidance, management and resolution within various sectors. These include healthcare, residential, offices, oil/gas facilities, offshore construction and renewable energy.

A Bond Solon accredited expert witness and member of the Academy of Experts, David has been appointed as quantum expert on various occasions. Appointments have included adjudications, international arbitration and the high court. David has also been cross-examined on his expert evidence in international arbitration and at the Technology and Construction Court in London.

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Ryan Coyle, Senior consultant

Ryan is an accomplished commercial, contracts and legal consultant. He has a wide range of experience gained in the UK, Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Africa and Indonesia. This experience has been acquired across commercial/contract management, legal, dispute avoidance and resolution roles. Ryan’s experience, includes offshore and onshore pipelines, offshore wind farms and oil/gas facilities.

Ryan joined Novus Resolve in the summer of 2019. He uses his legal qualifications and practical site/shipyard experience to resolve and manage construction and energy disputes.

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Asa Southgate, Senior consultant

Asa is a trained M&E quantity surveyor with 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. He started his career as an apprentice at a leading M&E contractor with our director David Daly. Asa has commercially managed many multi million pound projects across London and the South East in a range of sectors including medical facilities, high rise office blocks, sports stadia, residential developments and hotels.

In addition to his domestic experience, Asa was a commercial manager at a large switchgear supplier and subcontractor in Dubai. He worked on many mega projects throughout the Gulf region including the Dubai Terminal 3 project, the largest M&E project in the world at the time. Asa currently applies his extensive of disputes and quantity surveying to provide expert witness assistance to Novus Resolve.

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Tom Wylie

Tom Wylie, Senior consultant

Tom is an experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a proven track record in the construction industry across numerous sectors including residential, commercial and education.

Tom possesses an extensive skillset covering the cost management of construction projects from inception to completion, including performing the roles of Contract Administrator and Employer's Agent with recent project experience ranging between £1m and £40m.

Tom has more recently ventured into the field of dispute resolution where he has been providing assistance to David Daly on a number of expert commissions, including a matter heard in the Central London County Court in October 2021.

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