Tim Whealy


Tim is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He supports clients regarding commercial and claims matters, provides lender’s advisory services and has acted as quantum expert on five occasions (including cross-examination in court).

Tim started his career in contracting before moving to private practice, where he was responsible for a wide variety of new-build and refurbishment schemes across the UK. During this time, he represented clients on a range of quantum based disputes and progressed to the preparation, analysis and submissions of expert witness reports and the defence of contractual claims.

Tim regularly advises on construction related issues and disputes for major projects throughout Saudi Arabia; from oil and gas, power and utilities to buildings and infrastructure. He has led many complex and technically demanding claims assignments across the Middle East region. Tim also has extensive experience in advising contractors, banks and equity funds regarding the identification and mitigation of construction risk.

Tim has given evidence in both court and adjudications as quantum expert in the UK. He has fulfilled numerous expert support roles, for complex international construction and engineering disputes and undertaken expert roles for banks, regarding the conduct of bank appointed advisors.

Tim has presented to various forums on the subjects of construction risk management and common contractual problems, including those relating to FIDIC, JCT and the Saudi Aramco standard form of contract.

Qualifications BSc Quantity Surveying
MSc (Construction Law and Arbitration)
Professional Memberships MRICS, MAE, SCL
Contract Specialities JCT, FIDIC, Aramco Standard Form
Expert Highlights
  • Proven as a credible expert under cross-examination.
  • Global construction experience coupled with in-depth regional dispute expertise.
  • Specialist in construction risk identification, mitigation and management.
  • Acts as lender’s advisor on complex, high-profile projects.
  • More than a decade of live project quantity surveying experience.
Expert Details
Location Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Services Quantum
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 26
No. of Expert Commissions 5
No. of Cross Examinations 1

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