Architectural Expert Martin Leatham joins HKA

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services, is delighted to welcome architectural expert Martin Leatham as a Principal in the Asia Pacific business.

With over 39 years of professional experience in the construction industry and a further five years in an expert witness and design advisory capacity, Martin has a strong background in design, design development, and project management. He has worked on a wide range of large-scale projects in Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Middle East, and has experience in commercial, retail, educational, rail transit, and airport-related projects.

Martin has been appointed as an architectural expert at international arbitration hearings, and he’s given oral evidence and been cross-examined. He’s also provided concurrent evidence (hot tubbing) on various large disputes in Asia Pacific. His expert reports have covered such matters as building defects, compliance with statutory building standards and codes, architectural design, design management and procedures, standards of materials and workmanship, contract administration and potential negligence, as well as the impact of various procurement routes.

Martin’s extensive experience and proven track record in large-scale international projects make him a valuable addition to our team of experts. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise which will further strengthen the capabilities of our team.” 

Dr. Kourosh Kayvani, Partner and Forensic Technical Services Lead, Asia Pacific

I am delighted to be part of HKA, a company known for its excellence in dispute resolution and risk management services. I look forward to contributing to the success of the company and providing high-quality expert services  to our clients.”

Martin Leatham, Principal, Forensic Technical Services

Martin’s appointment to HKA reinforces the company’s commitment to delivering deep expertise and premium expert services and innovative solutions to its clients. His expertise in design and delivery of large and complex projects will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to the team.


Headquartered in the UK, HKA is a leading global consultancy in project advisory, risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services.

HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. Our advice is impartial, incisive and authoritative.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defence, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecomms and transportation infrastructure.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 experts, consultants and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

Media contact:

NamePeita Calvert
TitleMarketing and Communications Director, Asia Pacific
Number+61 2 9255 9100

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