James Lyall


Construction 2019
Consulting Experts 2018
Construction 2018
Expert Information
Qualifications BA (Hons) Building, Management and Technology
MSc (Hons) Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
Professional Memberships MCIArb, SCL, MAE
Contract Experience AS, FIDIC, IChemE, JCT, NEC3

Services Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Highlights
  • Practical experience as a project planner and project manager.
  • Proven as a credible expert under cross-examination.
  • Manages complex and technically demanding claims assignments.
  • Experienced across a range of contracts and jurisdictions.
  • Appointed as expert for disputed sums in excess of $2.3 billion.

James is a construction project manager with over 15 years of construction and engineering industry experience. He has acted as expert witness on 16 occasions on matters of delay and disruption.

James has acted as an expert in critical path methods of delay analysis and has testified in international arbitration as a party appointed expert. He has previously acted as an expert determiner and is currently undertaking expert appointments relating to delay and disruption.

James regularly advises on planning and programming issues on major projects and is often appointed as the commission lead on many of HKA’s most complex and technically demanding claims assignments. He has a proven ability to apply sophisticated planning techniques and present the same using simple, easily understood graphics, illustrations and high-quality presentations.

James has provided planning, project and programme management, forensic delay analysis and claims management services to clients worldwide. He has major claims experience in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and has worked on a number of high profile oil and gas, civil engineering, building and transport disputes.

James is masters qualified in construction law and dispute resolution from the University of London and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has presented at various seminars, on the subjects of delay analysis and programming challenges across the Middle East and Australia.

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Location Melbourne, Australia
"James Lyall is a seasoned expert in engineering and construction disputes and boasts deep expertise in delay analysis."
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