Mark Dixon


Mark is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator, project controls engineer and partner at HKA with over 30 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. He is a widely-experienced dispute resolver and has acted as quantum expert in over 30 cases.

Mark has extensive experience of acting in the capacity of quantity surveyor and contract administrator on projects and asset management programmes of up to £5 billion in value. He specialises in large international oil and gas, marine and industrial sector projects and has been appointed as expert on offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East; shipbuilding contracts in Europe and Asia; and power, utilities and process plant projects in Europe.  He has also been appointed on various infrastructure and building contracts in Europe.

Mark first testified as an expert witness in court in 1995. He has given oral testimony in the English courts and in various international arbitration proceedings; by both traditional cross-examination and concurrent expert evidence, or ’hot-tubbing’. Mark’s expert commissions have included projects up to US$2.5 billion in value and disputes up to US$1.2 billion.

In addition to his expert witness and advisory roles, Mark is an experienced third party neutral. He has been appointed as adjudicator on over 400 references and 86 as arbitrator. Mark appears in the RICS, ICE, CIArb, TeCSA, RIBA, AICA, CIC and CLG panels of adjudicators, the RICS, CIArb, HKIAC, CIETAC, SHIAC, SCIA and PIAC panels of arbitrators and in the ICE panel of dispute review board members.

Mark is praised by clients, lawyers and judges for the quality and clarity of his expert reports and testimony. Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2017  states that he is “astute and vastly experienced” and that he, remains a firm favourite among industry players who praise his “strong analytical skills”.

Qualifications BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying with First Class Honours
Post-Graduate Diploma in Arbitration (DipArb)
Professional Memberships FRICS, FCIArb, FACostE, Chartered Arbitrator
Contract Specialities Bespoke, Crine, FIDIC, JCT, NEC3
Consulting Experts 2018
Expert Highlights
  • Widely experienced as quantum expert on large international industrial and infrastructure projects.
  • A particular focus on high-value disputes in the oil and gas, power generation, process and shipbuilding sectors.
  • Produces concise reports, with clear opinions on the most complex of disputes.
  • Understands the needs of the tribunal in relation to expert evidence through extensive experience as a third-party dispute resolver.
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination and during ‘hot-tubbing’.
Expert Details
Location London, UK
Services Quantum, Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Technology, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 30
No. of Expert Commissions 30+
No. of Cross Examinations 5

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