Damian James

Delay Expert
BSc (Hons) Dip Arb. Dip Adj. PG Cert LLB LLM C. Build.Eng FRICS FCIArb FAArb FMIArb FAMINZ FCABE FPD FICCP FAP-KFCRI MAE MCInstCES

Damian James is an independent Delay and Quantum Expert in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. Damian is available to act as Delay Expert in Jackson Rowe commissions and has over 30 years varied experience in the construction industry and over 15 years of specialised experience in construction dispute resolution. He has worked with a wide range of contractors, employers and subcontractors, crossing the divide between legal protocol and construction experience.

Damian has prepared and presented expert reports under JCT/FIDIC and NEC forms of contract and has provided narratives examining causative potency, dynamic and static situations, condition precedent, foreseeability, purposive approach, penalties and damages. In specific matters of the FIDIC contract he has prepared reports in accordance with clause 3.5 determinations and clause 20.1 claim notifications along with clause 2.5 employer claims. In acting for clients, he has proceeded to Arbitration and Dispute Adjudication Boards and submitted narratives of delay entitlement and monetary relief in sectors such as building, energy and rail.

Through working with forensic planners and quantity surveyors, Damian has gained valuable experience of techniques such as measured mile and time impact analysis. He is a strong team leader and has been responsible for the provision of dispute related services to employers, contractors and subcontractors, covering

• mechanical and electrical work
• piling and diaphragm wall work and earthworks
• power stations and wind turbines
• general building and civil engineering projects

Damian has particular expertise in commercial fit out contracts and has represented the industry at trade level in a number of disputes and in its liaison with the NSCC and JCT contracts tribunals.

Damian is a delay and planning expert and has particular experience in delay analysis and complex disruption valuation, disentangling global claims to establish the relationship of particular cause and effect, particularly in matters of dominancy and concurrency. He has been involved in a number of high profile cases that have been featured in the construction press and law reports.

Damian is an exceptional quantity surveyor who presents claim situations in an expert manner by using detailed quantum and delay analysis. He was recognised by Who’s Who legal in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 as a leading expert in his field and received the Delay and Quantum Expert of the Year Award for 2019 and 2020 from the Federation of Forensic and Expert Witnesses.