Daniel Jackson

Partner, Construction, Claims and
Expert Services Lead, Africa

Construction - Global Elite Future Leaders 2024
Arbitration - Future Leader 2024
Consulting - Quantum Delay & Technical - Future Leader 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc (Hons) quantity surveying and construction cost management
LLM construction law and arbitration
LLB (Hons)
RICS Accredited Expert Witness
Professional Memberships FCIArb , MRICS
Contract Experience EPC, FIDIC, JCT, NEC, Bespoke
Industries Buildings, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Oceania
Expert Highlights
  • Legally qualified quantity surveyor.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • RICS Accredited Expert Witness.
  • Extensive experience in multi-billion-dollar projects and international arbitration.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Provides definitive solutions, opinion and advice.
  • Accomplished in the attribution of prolongation costs in complex disputes.

Daniel Jackson is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and RICS Accredited Expert Witness with over 20 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. He has been appointed as a quantum expert on numerous occasions in arbitrations and adjudications.

“Daniel is composed and detail focused” “He is always independent and objective in his assessments” “He grasps very quickly the core of important issues, which allows him to work efficiently under impossibly tight time frames”

WWL Arbitration Future Leaders – Expert Witnesses 2024

Daniel has acted on behalf of parties for disputed sums of up to US$700 million, and for projects valued up to US$15 billion. He has been cross examined in international arbitration and has acted in a number of high-profile matters. Daniel has been involved in over 50 disputes in varying capacities within the buildings, oil and gas, power and infrastructure sectors. His recent appointments include a US$12 billion disputed rail project, a US$15 billion coal fired power plant and a large nuclear power plant.  He has also provided quantum expert opinion, dispute resolution services and independent expert determinations of contractual and quantum disputes.

Daniel has experience of delivering a full range of pre- and post-contract quantity surveying services for leading main contractors.  As a consultant, he has led teams on a number of technically challenging appointments, involving complex engineering disputes, on some of the world’s largest airports, oil refineries and power projects.  Daniel has worked for and on behalf of clients in over 14 countries across five continents.

Daniel’s expertise includes matters of quantity surveying, valuation of damages ensuing termination, cost-based claims and disruption claims, assessment of variations – including MEP, and establishing quantum principles. He has become especially accustomed with the attribution of prolongation costs pertaining to large, complex engineering projects.

Daniel Jackson holds a degree in quantity surveying and construction cost management, an LLM in construction law and arbitration and an LLB honours law degree. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Daniel Jackson is a quantum expert with 20 years of experience in high-value construction arbitrations. Peers and clients praise him as “efficient and very knowledgeable about the subject matter”.

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