Wendy MacLaughlin


Wendy is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in design, construction and project planning specifically in the construction of power stations, process facilities and large infrastructure projects. This combination of skills constitutes a sound basis for her primary role as a programming expert on over 50 expert appointments, including giving oral evidence on 11 occasions.

Wendy specialises in delay analysis and is known for her pragmatic and proportionate approach to her analyses and keen eye for detail. She has undertaken delay analyses on major engineering and construction projects around the world including power stations in Northern Europe, West Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America; oil and gas projects (including LNG) in the UK, Egypt, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Australia; rail (including heavy rail, light rail and rapid transit) and road projects in the UK, Romania, East Africa, Middle East and Australia; and large scale mining projects in Australia.

Wendy is passionate about demystifying the art of delay analysis and appreciates the wider issues that can be prevalent in the dispute resolution process. She employs critical path methods of analysis to identify incidence, extent and causes of critical delay and is practised in integrating delay analysis with any quantum assessment that is being undertaken.

Wendy has experience as a party appointed expert, tribunal appointed expert and as a mediator and facilitator of large-scale dispute resolution. She has given evidence to arbitral tribunals including concurrent cross-examination (hot-tubbing) in Australia, Bucharest, Dubai, London, Johannesburg, Santiago, Singapore  and Stockholm.

Wendy is highly regarded by the barristers and solicitors she has worked with and consistently receives glowing testimonials and feedback; she was cited in 2017’s Who’s Who Legal as, “calm under pressure, has an excellent command of details and is very easy to work with”.

Qualifications BE (Hons), Civil Engineering
MSc, Construction Law and Arbitration
MSc, Project Management
Professional Memberships CEng, MICE
Contract Specialities NEC3, FIDIC
Wendy MacLaughlin
Expert Highlights
  • Over 50 international expert appointments.
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination.
  • Provides clear explanations of opinion and related reasons.
  • Can cost effectively provide robust initial opinions in short time frames.
  • Passionate about delay analysis and analysing projects.
  • Ranked as a construction expert by Who’s Who Legal.
  • Delivers seminars and writes papers on various construction delay analysis topics.
Expert Details
Location London, UK
Services Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 24
No. of Expert Commissions 50+
No. of Cross Examinations 13

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