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Mitigation, Acceleration, and Disruption

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May 09 2017
National Motorcycle Museum

HKA invites you to the second in our 2017 series of breakfast seminars, following our successful ‘Delay and Disruption’ event in January.

Mitigation, acceleration and disruption present challenges from establishing a causal link through to quantifying actual loss against the complexity of Contractor and Employer delay events.

This can cause parties to adopt a subjective approach to the demonstration and assessment of entitlement, leading to polarized positions that may require referral and resolution in formal dispute proceedings.

Our seminar will consider key principles and challenges to demonstrating entitlement to acceleration and disruption costs using a worked example. Key areas to be reviewed include:

  • Duty to mitigate
  • What is mitigation?
  • Acceleration – crossing the mitigation threshold
  • What is disruption?
  • SCL – 2nd Edition
  • The burden of proof, the ‘baseline’ and actual loss
  • Methods
  • The contract and notices
  • Worked example


Michael Halliday
Director, HKA

Michael Halliday is a quantity surveyor with extensive experience gained within the civil engineering, process engineering and power generation industries working with major UK and European contractors.

He holds a Master’s degree in Construction Law and now specialises in dispute resolution services, including the preparation, negotiation, settlement and/or rebuttal of claims for disruption and prolongation.

Michael acts for both referring and responding parties, providing expert opinion on quantum issues. In addition to his core quantity surveying skills, he has experience in project management and forensic delay analysis techniques.

Andrew White
Director, HKA

Andrew White is a delay analyst who, prior to his career in consulting, worked for majorcontractors in various roles from site engineer through to projects director, responsible for projects from initial proposals through to design, construction and handover.

Andrew is often appointed as an Expert and has given written and oral evidence on delay and construction management matters. His experience has been acquired across a broad spectrum of building, highways and civil engineering projects in both the UK and Middle East under NEC, JCT, ICE, FIDIC, IChemE and bespoke forms of contract.

Andrew provides advisory and support services in delay analysis, preparation and defence of claim submissions, assessment and audit of EOT entitlement, programme feasibility, project monitoring and related construction management matters.


8:00am    Registration and breakfast
8:30am    Seminar opens
9:30am    Q&A and close

Event Details
May 09 2017
National Motorcycle Museum


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