Mike Bradley, Partner

  • Quantity Surveyor.
  • Over 35 years of construction industry experience.
  • Is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Building and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • Specialises in independent quantum and commercial evaluation of all construction related disputes / issues including PI claims.
  • Over 50 appointments for independent advice as a quantum expert in the UK, Europe and the Middle East on a variety of projects.
  • Cross examined in the TCC, in Arbitrations, in DAB, attended adjudicators meetings and mediations.
  • Involved in several reported cases.
  • Experienced concurrent expert evidence (‘hot tubbing’).
  • Achieved the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Mike has over 35 years’ commercial contracting experience from a wide range of building, civil engineering and services projects around the UK, Middle East and Europe representing global clients, global contractors, public bodies, insurers and subcontractors. Mike has spent time based in the Middle East providing independent advice and testimony.

    Mike trained with a national private construction company moving to a global contractor where he rose to the position of Regional Commercial Manager.

    Mike was Project Commercial Manager / Case Manager on a large industrial project which suffered severe delays and extensive variations. The Client disputed all elements of the account and Mike’s employers at that that time had to resort to litigation to resolve the dispute. Following three preliminary issues, a split trial (Liability and Quantum) and three references to the Court of Appeal, the final judgment was delivered seven years after the project had been completed. Mike was involved from start to finish. With that experience and association with Iain Wishart he commenced providing independent commercial advice to clients.

    Mike’s experience includes retail, leisure, residential, civil engineering, marine engineering and transport related projects.

    He has been instructed to provide expert opinion on diverse projects in the UK and internationally, including: airport infrastructure works; design and construction of power plants; onshore and offshore wind farms; high rise buildings; roads; sewage treatment works, leisure facilities and marine / offshore works.

    Mike has been appointed as Independent Quantum Expert on a number of occasions and has given expert testimony in Dubai, Qatar, Oman and the UK, examples of Mike’s appointments include:

    • several disputes related to airport infrastructure works associated with the construction of a £3.4 billion Middle East airport development;
    • a dispute related to the cost of completing structural works on a development in central London following the demise of the subcontractor;
    • a large high rise (55 storey) mixed use development in Dubai. Mike testified on quantum matters related to a delay claim (AED 48 million);
    • a global power generation client on a dispute relating to a new power station in Qatar. The claim (US$14 million) was for delay / disruption, and acceleration. Mike gave evidence in the DAB hearing in Qatar;
    • a global power generation company on a dispute (€32 million) involving delay, disruption and acceleration claims against a consortium partner on a project related to an existing power station in Dubai. The claim settled;
    • a local authority in a PI dispute (£23 million) for works and increased costs associated with a major coastal defence scheme in North Yorkshire;
    • a global specialist underwater cable / pipe laying contractor in a dispute related to ground conditions and delay costs;
    • a company constructing a pipeline through the Black Sea in a dispute related to delay to the work.

    He has also appeared as a witness of fact in the UK Technology and Construction Court (TCC) several times. He is regularly instructed to provide independent advice for Insurers in respect of PI claims against their insured professionals.

  • References

    A Barrister from a leading Chambers said recently of Mike: –

    ‘I have worked with Mike on a number of high profile cases and have always found the advice that he has given and the opinions expressed to be incisive, practical, and utterly independent. His ability to see through the inevitable bluff and bluster has enabled me to give clear advice on merits and likely recovery figures which in turn enables clients to make truly informed decisions about disputes and to move forward with eyes wide open. Mike is always very much part of the team and clients warm to him safe in the knowledge that he is doing his best for them. Whilst sometimes that means they have to hear some unwelcome news, it is clearly better to receive that in advance of any hearing, so that strategy and tactics can be adjusted accordingly. Both his written and oral evidence is always clear and precise; and he is able to explain and justify his position both in cross-examination and direct to the court in hot-tub situations. I have no hesitation in recommending Mike.’