Doug Neville


Doug is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 35 years of experience in multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy design. He has acted as technical expert on over 25 occasions.

Doug qualified as a Chartered Engineer in 1981 and worked with leading engineering design consultancies for almost three decades. He completed a Masters in Construction Law in 2012 and has worked across the globe on projects ranging from buildings and infrastructure to power, industrial and oil and gas.

Doug is mainly involved with the provision on advisory and expert services relating to technical construction disputes. His specialisms include forensic civil and structural engineering, professional competence and standard of care, and project procurement and performance.

Doug has been cross-examined in many international arbitrations, including participation in concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing) and in several adjudications. He works closely with lawyers and QCs regarding dispute resolution matters and utilises his knowledge of what can go wrong on a construction project, to advise on contract formation and dispute avoidance.

Doug produces articles and delivers seminars on the role of a technical expert, the role of the engineer and related considerations. Alongside his varied engineering qualifications and fellowships, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a practising member of the Academy of Experts. Clients and colleagues agree that Doug is, “knowledgeable, thorough and reliable”.

Qualifications BSc Civil Engineering
LLM (Construction Law)
Professional Memberships CEng, FICE, FIStructE, FCICES, MCIArb, MAE, Eur Ing
Contract Specialities NEC, JCT, FIDIC, ICE, ACE Professional Services
Consulting Experts 2018
Expert Highlights
  • One of the leading civil and structural engineering experts in the UK and Middle East.
  • Proven as a credible expert under cross-examination.
  • Three decades of broad experience as a design engineer.
  • A considered, analytical and thorough approach to expert appointments.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic about analysis and resolving technical disputes.
Expert Details
Location Edinburgh, UK
Services Technical
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 38
No. of Expert Commissions 25
No. of Cross Examinations 5

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