EXPERTS

CNS consultants include experts in delay, disruption and quantum who have the technical and forensic skills to get to the heart of the most complex issues. We can provide independent assessments, expert determination and expert witnesses on delay and disruption or quantum matters in all dispute resolution forums including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

We also understand that arbitration and litigation are very costly experiences and that each case should be managed like any project in terms of cost versus return on investment. We provide case managers to ensure that the team stays focused on the commercial viability of the case.

OUR EXPERTISE

EXPERT DELAY & DISRUPTION

CNS experts use their forensic skills, construction knowledge and contractual awareness to provide independent expert advice and expert witness services on matters of delay and disruption. We will identify each cause of delay and its effect on the completion of the project or any of its parts. We can also show how events gave rise to the disruption of a project and the impact on prolongation, methods and sequence of working.

Our contractual knowledge allows us to ascertain entitlement to extension of time in accordance with the specific terms of your contract. Working closely with our quantum experts we can ensure the technical work and our findings are presented in a way that readily allows the monetary impact of the events and their consequences to be ascertained.

We use various techniques and presentational forms to express and articulate our findings in a simple and easy way for the opposing party and any third party to understand your position.

EXPERT QUANTUM

CNS experts use their forensic skills, construction knowledge and contractual awareness to provide independent expert advice and expert witness services on matters of valuation and cost including delay and disruption related costs, valuation of variations or compensation events, costs related to termination or suspension and insurance related work in accordance with the terms of your contract.

Where quantum is linked to delay and disruption events we work closely with our delay and disruption experts to ensure their work is conducted and presented in a uniform way to allow the quantum to be ascertained in accordance with the provisions of the contract.

We use various techniques and presentational forms to express and articulate our findings in a simple and easy way for the opposing party and any third party to understand your position.

CASE MANAGEMENT

At CNS we believe that any dispute should be managed like you would a commercial project. Arbitration and litigation cases are very expensive tying up management time, staff, barristers, lawyers and experts. CNS will provide a case manager who will establish at the outset and monitor throughout:

  • The estimated cost of the case and range of financial recovery
  • A programme and deliverables for each resource
  • Legal opinion on chances of success
  • Expert opinion on extension of time and quantum
  • Risk on other parties’ costs
  • Estimate of recovery of your costs

The monitoring of the case as it develops will identify the changing forecasts on each of the above which may at some point reinforce the strategy or cause a change of strategy. The CNS case manager will produce a monthly report and advice so that you are best informed to make the right decisions for your organisation.

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