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Darren Cayton

Executive Director

HKA
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
LLB (Hons)
MSc in Project Management
PGDip Adjudication
Professional Memberships MRICS, MCIArb
Contract Experience JCT, NEC3, FIDIC
Services Quantum
Sectors Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Resources
Expert Highlights
  • Widely qualified and experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor.
  • Appointed as a quantum expert in adjudication.
  • Varied background including buildings, industrial and infrastructure projects.
  • Clear and concise expert report writing skills.
  • Assisted the named quantum expert on numerous occasions.

Darren is a legally qualified, Chartered Quantity Surveyor with more than 20 years of construction industry experience. He has twice been appointed as a quantum expert witness.

Darren has acted as the quantum expert for 13 individual matters related to a port terminal contract in South America along with providing expert opinion to a dispute adjudication board (DAB) in Paris. He has presented expert opinion regarding prolongation in an adjudication hearing and has frequently assisted the named expert in preparation of expert reports in matters of quantum and delay.

With a strong project background, Darren regularly advises contractors and subcontractors on a wide range of domestic and international projects across Africa, South America, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. These range from offshore windfarms, waste-water treatment facilities, port terminals, onshore oil and gas processing plants and ethyl alcohol plant extensions to rail, highway and industrial schemes as well as a wide variety of buildings projects.

Darren specialises in contract advice, preparation of claims, commercial management and party representation in adjudication. He supports clients with practical advice on the development and preparation of tender and contract documents, change order and variation management, completion and agreement of final accounts, and the preparation of extension of time and loss and expense submissions.

Darren holds degrees in quantity surveying and law, a master’s in project management, a diploma in adjudication and a level 7 advanced professional award in expert witness evidence (APAEWE). He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Location Warrington, UK