Paul Jolly

Technical Director

Construction 2023
Consulting 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence
MA Architectural Professional Practice (RIBA III)
DipArch Architecture (RIBA II)
BA(Hons) Architecture (RIBA I)
Professional Memberships ARB, RIBA, MCIArb, MAE, SCL, KCCLA
Contract Experience JCT, NEC, Bespoke
Services Engineering, Architectural and Technical
Industries Buildings, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Real Estate and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Europe
Expert Highlights
  • Chartered Architect with over 20 years of practising experience.
  • Acted as a technical expert and assistant to the named expert on numerous occasions.
  • Expertise across a wide range of building sectors.
  • Well versed in alternative procurement routes and contract types.
  • Experience in complex projects with design responsibilities involving multiple parties.
  • Forensic approach to the analysis of design and construction defects.

Paul Jolly is a Chartered Architect with over 20 years of construction industry experience. He has been appointed as a technical expert on more than 20 occasions.

Paul got into the detail of the case very quickly and identified areas for further enquiry. He is a calm, measured and extremely detail-oriented expert. He offers a concise analysis that reflects the range of opinion within the profession.

WWL Construction Expert Witnesses 2023

Paul has prepared expert reports and undertaken forensic analysis on professional negligence matters involving external cladding, roofing systems, fire safety compliance and construction defects. He has acted as a named expert in adjudication proceedings on three occasions and his expert appointments have included disputes with values in excess of £60 million.

During his 20 years in architectural practice, Paul worked across all stages of project delivery. This included client briefing, concept design, planning applications, technical specifications, regulatory compliance, and technical reviews. He has been responsible for the delivery of several national award-winning schemes across a variety of sectors including performing arts venues, education facilities, commercial offices and mixed-use developments on sensitive urban sites. Paul has extensive experience of site inspections, client handovers and post occupancy surveys.  He has worked alongside several major contractors on projects valued up to £98 million under both traditional and design and build forms of project procurement.

Paul specialises in the forensic analysis of design and construction defects; including those relating to fire safety and water ingress. He is also well versed in opining on disputes concerning design responsibility, scope splits and coordination issues involving multiple parties on complex projects.

Paul is registered with the Architect’s Registration Board and is a chartered member and registered expert of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is accredited as a Full Practising Member of the Academy of Experts and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Society of Construction Law and the King’s College Construction Law Association. Paul holds a master’s in construction law and dispute resolution and has completed an advanced professional award in expert witness evidence (APAEWE). He also acts as a visiting professional examiner at the University of Westminster on their course in architectural professional practice (RIBA Part III).

With over 20 years of experience, Paul Jolly wins widespread praise for his top-tier construction practice which sees him advising clients on technical matters involving design, regulatory compliance, technical requirements and construction defects.

Contact Paul
Location: London, United Kingdom

Follow HKA on WeChat


HKA WeChat