Our top five articles of Quarter 1 2023

As a thought leader in our space, we are pleased to share a recap of our most popular articles for quarter one, 2023. Our experts cover topics from concurrent expert witness testimony (also known as ‘hot-tubbing’) to the importance of emotional intelligence in within project teams.

Below you will find links to our top five articles, as well as the authors’ details. Please feel free to reach out to any of our authors to discuss any of the topics covered in their work.

5. Delay analysis in unconventional contracts

“Contract-price-based milestones are not logically linked with a specific sequence of activities. As works progress, the relationship between the activities and milestones changes, depending on the amount of work paid within the period being analysed.”

Michel El Achkar


4. The importance of emotional intelligence within Project Controls teams

“Emotional intelligence and the ability of PC professionals to collaborate and integrate with wider project functions are key to the success of a project.”

Amanda Buchanan

Lead Consultant

3. Hot-tubbing – the expert’s friend?

“Joint discussion encourages experts to identify not only points of disparity but matters of agreement. This is of fundamental assistance to a hearing which is attempting to narrow down the issues.”

Peter Caillard


2. Criticality in Construction Claims

First published in Construction Law Journal November 2022

“In circumstances where experts change their opinion on criticality during proceedings, judges afford little weight to such expert opinion because of the change in position.”

Mike McSorley


Imran Chaudhary

Associate Director

1. Concurrent Delays

“On 17 October 2022, England’s Technology and Construction Court (TCC) issued a judgment that appears to contradict the Saga Cruise approach. In Thomas Barnes & Sons Plc (in Administration) v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, TBS was the Contractor and the claimant; and Blackburn was the Employer and the defendant. One of the disputes related to a concurrent delay disagreement.”

Mike McSorley


Imran Chaudhary

Associate Director


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