Jeff Whitfield, Advisor and expert witness

Jeff

Profile

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.

As an expert, Jeff has considered and reported upon issues such as project and construction management performance matters as well all quantum related matters including, but not limited to, variations, delay/disruption and acceleration/concurrency. He has provided these services all over the world, with extensive experience in international arbitration in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia, using a variety of rules and a plethora of local laws. He has also trained and acted as a mediator.

He began his professional career as a trainee scheduler/programme manager in the 1970s with an international energy company. He then trained as a quantity surveyor and by the age of 28, was a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Over the next four years Jeff studied law in London and was awarded an LLB, subsequently going on to represent the construction industry on the UK Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT), the body that writes standard form contracts for the UK construction industry.

Jeff has over 40 years of project and construction management and consulting experience, gained on a wide range of projects including major civil, commercial, institutional, process, industrial, and environmental works.

His experience encompasses programme, project and construction management, general contracting, quantum assessment and valuation, project controls, value engineering and risk analysis, along with all aspects of dispute resolution.

Jeff

Qualifications

  • LLB (London)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Academy of Experts
  • Member of the CMAA (USA)