Richard Swan

Richard SwanRichard is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Arbitrator with military operations, resident engineer and project director experience in the construction, engineering and defence industries, built on a 20 year career as a Royal Engineer Officer, including a period in the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall.

He now specialises in the provision of expert witness services, commercial management, construction contracts and claims analysis, disputes avoidance and resolution, majoring in delay/disruption and evaluation of quantum, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and support to DAB/DRBs and litigation.

His experience is in an international arena, in particular the Gulf States, Balkans, Germany, United States, African continent, Far East and UK. The scope of his international expert witness and dispute resolution experience ranges from building, civil engineering, transport and other infrastructure projects through to shipbuilding, oil & gas and other energy related projects (on and offshore).

He is a Practising Expert Witness and a past Chairman of the Academy of Experts. He has given oral expert evidence in both litigation and arbitration proceedings, including expert witness conferencing (“hot-tubbing”).

An experienced MSc-level tutor with both Cranfield University and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has provided training seminars and workshops to clients in construction contracts (in particular NEC and JCT forms of contract) and dispute resolution, as well as being guest speaker at solicitor and other construction-related events.