William Dorsch


Expert Information
Qualifications MSc, Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
LLB, Bachelor of Laws
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP)
BE, Civil & Environmental Engineering
University Medal for Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professional Memberships FCIArb, IEAust
Contract Experience FIDIC, JCT, AS
Services Quantum
Sectors Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Highlights
  • Undertaken quantum expert analysis for disputed claims in excess of US$1 billion.
  • Lead assistant to experts on several disputes resolved through arbitration and in the TCC.
  • Extensive claims preparation and defence experience in Australia, UK, Middle East and Asia.
  • Expert advisor and integrator of multi-discipline teams of technical, delay and quantum experts.
  • Combined experience and know-how in quantum expert services, construction law and civil engineering.

Will is a dual-qualified civil engineer and solicitor (Australia qualified) with over 12 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries. He has been appointed as independent quantum expert and has acted as assistant to the named expert on multiple occasions across both arbitral and civil proceedings in Australia and the UK.

Will has assisted both quantum and technical experts in preparing expert evidence and giving evidence across a wide range of dispute resolution forums including structured negotiation, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and court proceedings. He has acted as an expert advisor for contractors, designers and private and government clients, undertaking independent assessments of claims based on changes, delays, prolongation, disruption, acceleration, thickening, contra charges, defective works and quantum meruit.

Will has gained experience on diverse projects in Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America. Prior to joining HKA, Will worked as a paralegal and solicitor for a Magic Circle law firm in London for four years, and for three years as a civil engineer for a multi-disciplinary consulting firm in Australia. He has gained experience in live projects and dispute resolution across a range of sectors including buildings, industrial, infrastructure, oil & gas, and power & utilities.

Will holds qualifications in civil engineering, law and a masters in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Society of Construction Law and Engineers Australia. He is admitted as a solicitor and barrister in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Contact William
Location Melbourne, Australia