Neil Forte

BSc (Hons) LL.M. PgDipAdj PgDip (Law) PgCert (Law) FCIArb MCInstCES MCIOB AssocRICS

Neil is a Consultant at Jackson Rowe based in the United Kingdom. He is regularly involved in the dispute resolution processes for both contractors and client organisations and provides assistance for expert witness evidence.

Neils’ experience extends to both building and civil engineering. He started his career as a quantity surveyor for a tier 1 main contractor with responsibility for all commercial management duties on multi-million-pound projects.

Neils’ career experience relates to a variety of sectors including building, civil, rail, Crossrail, Thameslink, residential, education, commercial, leisure, health, roads, power distribution and residential sectors, ‘cut and carve’ projects, grade I & II listed buildings.

Neil has an in depth understanding of contractors’ claims, from working as a quantity surveyor for a main contractor. This, combined with his legal and dispute resolution training, enables Neil to successfully value claims and defences based on personal experience supplemented by technical skills.

In more recent years Neil has been working as a consultant focusing on the dispute resolution sector of the construction industry. He has assisted in the preparation of adjudication referrals, the running process of an adjudication as well as the associated responses between the parties. He has also assisted in the preparation of expert reports and advice relating to quantum, delay and general dispute issues. Neil is a RICS trained Adjudicator, a RICS Registered Expert Witness, a RICS trained Mediator and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He is also a panel registered Arbitrator at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for the Business Arbitration Scheme and an examiner at the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Neil has experience in working with leading solicitors, barristers, main contractors (Balfour Beatty, Costain, Morgan Sindall, Vinci, Wates Group, Freedom Network Services (Scot) and Americaribe), client teams (Network Rail, Crossrail, Sweett Group, D P World, Thameslink), local authorities, consultants (Systech International), subcontractors and developers.