John Delaney, a Who’s Who Legal Global Leader in Arbitration, rejoins HKA

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services, announced today that quantum expert John Delaney has rejoined the business as Principal in its EMEA business.

John has been recognised as a Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Construction Expert Witnesses, as a Thought Leader and is again recognised in WWL’s Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2023.

John Delaney is commended as “a true expert in quantity surveying matters” by peers and clients who remark: “He is a focused, practical and responsive expert.” “He gets to the heart of complex maters promptly and can explain it in simple terms.”
WWL Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2023

John is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with 21 years of commercial experience on a range of projects in civil engineering, transport, mixed‑use, high rise, commercial, residential, industrial, health and local authority sectors. He holds qualifications in Construction Law, International Arbitration, Construction Adjudication and Expert Evidence. 

John has provided cost and commercial management, expert witness and dispute resolution services to numerous clients across a broad range of sectors, specifically construction, civil engineering and gas pipelines. John has worked on projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. 

In the course of his career, he has acted as a consultant on multi-million pound disputes, arbitrations and adjudications and provided claim preparation/management on a number of projects under both standard and bespoke contracts. He has a successful track record preparing detailed reports and meeting client demands. 

John has also prepared independent reports for valuation of variations accounts, claims for loss and expense, claims for defective work repairs, supporting narrative to extension of time applications, assessment of submitted final account claims and commercial strategies for negotiation and settlement of interim and final accounts. 

“I’m delighted to welcome John as a Principal in the Quantum team. We look forward to working with John again on infrastructure projects in Ireland.John will play an active role in our exciting future growth plans at HKA.”

Emyr Evans, Partner and Joint Quantum Team Lead, Europe

John is regularly appointed as a quantum expert. John has been appointed as quantum expert in respect of matters before the High Court in Ireland, a matter before a County Court in the UK, a matter in arbitration, matters in mediation and in respect of numerous matters under statutory adjudication in the UK. 

John is regularly appointed in matters related to construction professionals negligence and consequential construction costs.

John also authors the Irish chapter of The Construction Disputes Law Review.

“I am delighted to rejoin the team at HKA. The continued growth and success of the business is a great testament to the quality and professionalism of the people and I look forward to working with colleagues and clients, both familiar and new.”

John Delaney, Principal


HKA is a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on US Federal Government contracts.

Headquartered in the UK, HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. Clients have access to leaders and problem-solvers who decode complexity through collaborative working and innovative thinking, making the best possible outcomes a reality for our clients, every time.

As well as more than 500 expert witnesses, HKA now has in excess of 500 advisors and consultants – across 40+ offices in 18 countries – with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries including buildings, industrial and manufacturing, power and utilities, resources, transportation infrastructure, technology, financial services, government contracts and non-profit.

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