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  • Salary: c£55,000 - £85,000, performance bonus, pension, benefits
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 07/10/2020

Forensic Accountant
Dependant on experience - c£55,000 - £85,000, performance bonus, pension, benefits
London

 

My client, a leading specialist forensic and management services consultancy that focuses on high-profile litigation and arbitration are currently seeking a Forensic accountant to join their highly respected London team.

 

This particular department deals with the provision of accounting, financial and valuation expertise for large disputes often in the construction, energy, infrastructure, IT and financial/commercial sectors. The role will involve working on high-profile commercial disputes including loss of profit and business valuation exercises and working in bespoke teams with other highly trained specialists, experts and advisors. There is exceptional opportunities within this dynamic business for professional development and advancement, and whilst a growing firm also one which is very loyal to its staff in terms of ensuring they have the right opportunities internally to ensure a long and happy career.

 

Key Requirements

 

•A strong accounting, finance, economics and / or business related degree is required
•Graduate diploma in Accounting (or related) required. ACA or ACCA qualification
•Proven Financial modelling and valuation analysis experience
•Ideally you will have an interest in dispute analysis / litigation and business valuations
•Excellent report writing and oral communication skills
•Impeccable attention to detail with ability to think outside the box when investigating complex matters

 

If you would like to have a confidential conversation and need more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Salary: C£150,000 - £200,000 plus performance bonus, pension & benefits package
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 07/10/2020

Managing Director – Delay Analysis
London
C£150,000 - £200,000 plus performance bonus, pension & benefits package

 

Our client is a respected growing forensic services consultancy in the property, construction, and engineering sectors. They provide a range of quantum and planning related dispute advisory services, supporting solicitors and clients in arbitration and rescuing delayed and troubled projects internationally.

 

An established British Expert Witness practice, it currently requires a new Managing Director to lead it’s Delay team in London. Currently the business employs a number of Expert Witnesses and specialist consultants who are experienced in resolving complex high value disputes, however they have a need for someone to lead and develop Delay and Planning regionally. In particular there is a need for someone who is already established or proven to be able to act as a lead expert on complex or sensitive cases.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Develop, lead, motivate and empower an existing team of planners / delay analysts providing Expert Witness and high-level time-related claims advice to clients.
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value disputes globally
•Becoming part of the management team in the UK working with the Directors to develop the business
•Representation or support in litigation / adjudication and/or acting as expert witness in relation to delay and planning
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to time / programme and due diligence of contractor’s programmes, and/or presenting on delay issues.
•Business development and marketing, client relationship management.

 

Requirements

 

•An experienced Planner, Engineer or Project Manager, with substantial dispute resolution / contentious experience and who who has acted as an Expert Witness on delay related matters
•Degree qualified ideally with additional legal qualifications and charterships
•Demonstrable track record of working as Expert Witness and lead Delay consultant on high value and / or complex planning related disputes.
•Ideally a career demonstrating progression and a high level of technical aptitude and sound business acumen.
•Someone ambitious who wants to build their name as a leading name in this sector with a respected company
•A team player who can work with the other leaders of the business to help develop the company’s reputation and service level
•Knowledge of relevant programming software, ideally Asta, Primavera and/or MS Project.
•Knowledge of contracts, construction processes and construction law

 

This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven Delay Expert to embark on a long term opportunity in a dynamic, growing privately owned professional services business.

 

All applications and conversations about this opportunity are treated in the strictest confidence. Should you with to discuss this opportunity or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact Barry Haylett at our London office or on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Salary: £60,000 to £75,000 basic salary plus bonus and benefits
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 07/10/2020

Senior Consultant (Quantum)
£60,000 to £75,000 basic salary plus bonus and benefits
London

 

We are currently supporting a successful specialist expert witness and dispute resolution consultancy in the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors. They advise an international, primarily legal client base supporting them in complex litigation and dispute related assignments, helping to resolve large scale construction and engineering projects all over the world. They investigate the causes of time and cost overruns on multi billion pound programs, and distressed capital projects in energy, infrastructure and building.

 

It’s current team of Experts, headquartered in London, include some of the most high profile in the sector providing advice in relation to projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. They are currently looking to add an additional Senior Consultant to their successful Quantum team. Ideally someone with existing experience of dispute resolution processes and ideally some exposure to expert witness work or a desire to work in this area also.

 

Desirable expertise

 

•Expertise on major or complex live building, power, transport, IT or civil engineering projects as a Quantity Surveyor
•Degree qualified and ideally MRICS+.
•Preferably working knowledge or qualifications in Construction Law and related principles
•Knowledge and experience of different claims analysis and management techniques
•Enthusiastic team player with positive social & interpersonal skills.
•Ideally your background will stem from working with a major contractor or dispute resolution specialist in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas, IT or power sectors.
•Ideally working knowledge of one or more main forms of contract i.e. ICE, JCT, NEC, FIDIC,
•Excellent communication skills with a strong commercial attitude
•Excellent problem solving skills with an analytical mind
•Excellent report writing and English language skills

 

If this opportunity is of interest or should you wish to explore further, please be assured we handle all applications strictly confidential. We are happy to explain more about this role and the wider opportunity, and the culture and requirements of this particular organisation. This represents an exceptional opportunity for someone to work in a very talented team, at the highest level and continue to develop themselves in a highly respected practice.

  • Salary: C £100,000 to £120,000 plus bonus, pension and benefits.
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 07/10/2020

Associate Director (Quantum)
London
C £100,000 to £120,000 plus bonus, pension and benefits.

 

North Gate are working closely with a highly respected Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution consultancy with a very strong and growing London presence They are currently engaged by a range of domestic and international law firms and blue chip clients on a range of high value and complex disputes many in arbitration.

 

This privately owned business has been on a continuous upward curve for several years and currently boasts one of the strongest, most dynamic teams in the London market. As such it is seeking to strengthen with an experienced hire within its quantum team. This role will be a client facing fee earning role reporting to the Directors but also engage the individually within the management structure and provide a platform to push on as both an expert and leader in the business.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Undertaking expert witness work either as the named expert or supporting other experts
•Forensic quantum analysis of claims and contentious issues arising on major projects
•Working in teams to advise high profile clients on major projects, some £1BN + in size, often handling disputes valued over £50M.
•Contributing to business development
•Helping to mentor, guide and develop team members to reach their potential.

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified with additional qualifications / affiliations in construction law
•Experience of supporting / being the named expert witness or with aspirations to be an expert
•Ideally experience across the lifecycle of an arbitration
•2 years + experience of working as a consultant within a respected construction / engineering practice, dispute resolution or management consultancy
•Ideally you at least part of your experience will have been spent on site for a main contractor
•Someone positive minded and hard working who aspires to work with the best and be the best and wants to encourage others to do the same

 

All applications treated strictly confidential, please contact Barry Haylett for further information.

  • Salary: C£140,000 - £175,000 basic salary
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 07/10/2020

Director (Quantum)
C£140,000 - £175,000 basic salary
Performance Bonus, Pension & Benefits package
London (with some flexibility for the right individual)

 

One of the leading providers of Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness services to the Construction and Engineering industries globally seeks an additional established expert for their UK Quantum practice. Over the past two decades the business has consistently proven itself on a range of high profile cases and arbitrations on Building, Infrastructure and Energy projects across the world. Their reputation and capability is borne from a combination of hard work and the continual development of its formidable global team of specialist consultants and expert witnesses.

 

Whilst continually developing from within the business, there is added capacity for another individual to help leverage what is a busy practice and also help in bringing on some of the bright consultants already in the business. The role could suit someone highly technical wanting to consult at the highest level or someone more ambitious who wants to play a more strategic role in the development of the business.

 

They therefore require an experienced Dispute Resolution professional, ideally an Expert Witness and / or someone who has previously managed a specialist business/ team such as theirs who is already well versed in construction dispute resolution and the legal process.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Acting as an Expert Witness and being a key representative of the UK Quantum Practice
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value £multi-million disputes many of which will be in Arbitration
•Becoming an important part of the senior management team of a leading consultancy
•Providing Expert Witness, litigation support, dispute advisory and contract advice, in relation to quantum matters.
•Assisting with strategy and running of overall team and development of new and existing staff.

 

Requirements:

 

•An experienced consultant and Expert Witness ideally who has acted as the named expert
•Someone who works to high standards and encourages his peers and staff to do the same.
•Somebody friendly and confident who enjoys team work and has a positive attitude.
•Relevant construction / legal qualifications
•Ideally someone who is used to working closely with high profile lawyers, contractors, insurers or clients.
•Experienced in arbitration / litigation
•Background likely to have been at a senior or management level within a claims & dispute resolution specialist / consultancy in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector.

 

This is a first class opportunity with a leading business and one of this arena’s market leaders. The opportunity holds plenty of scope for future progression and development.

 

We appreciate the intimate nature of this market, if you are interested in discussing this opportunity in more detail, all conversations are treated as strictly confidential.

  • Salary: £75,000 to £95,000 plus bonus, pension, benefits
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 07/10/2020

Senior Consultant – Delay Analysis
London
£75,000 to £95,000 plus bonus, pension, benefits

 

Our client is a management consultancy firm with a multi-industry offering in expert witness, technical, quantum, accounting, and forensic services. It is internationally recognised for providing independent advisory services to a broad range of blue-chip clients at corporate level many of these on contentious and extremely sensitive matters.

 

In addition the business has developed a buoyant company culture, based on mutual trust, reward and respect of staff, and an entrepreneurial mindset parallel to an unwavering commitment to high standards in the work they produce for their clients. The business employs 1600 consultants globally and it’s ambition over the next few years is to continue to strengthen and diversify its UK business, to extend its geographical presence and above all to continue offering consistent high-quality advice to clients.

 

As part of this they are currently looking for a Senior Consultant with experience in delay analysis, retrospective planning, and time related disputes, to strengthen their growing Construction advisory team in London.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Working on behalf of Legal firms, employers and main contractors on high value, complex and often sensitive £multi-million disputes.
•Working with legal counsel and supporting expert witnesses in arbitration and litigation
•Assisting in the preparation of Expert Witness reports and writing / preparing claims defence
•Pursuit or defence of delay claims including advising clients on commercial strategy, and planning related risks and opportunities
•Providing contract advice in relation to planning / time, and due diligence of contractor’s programmes, presenting on delay related issues.
•Analysing and preparing reports on disputes including necessary data analysis and research

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified in a relevant technical discipline (engineering, construction management, design etc) ideally with chartership and additional legal training or qualifications.
•Experience of working on engineering, construction, infrastructure or energy projects for a minimum of 5 years as a Planner
•Understanding of different methods of delay analysis and the SCL protocol
•Ideally previous experience of working on construction or engineering disputes in litigation and/or arbitration.
•Someone keen to develop academically, technically and professionally within a high-level professional services environment.
•Excellent English language, written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

 

If you would like to discuss this in more detail please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All applications and conversations are treated strictly confidential.

  • Salary: £90,000 to £130,000 basic salary depending on experience
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 07/10/2020

Associate Director – Delay Analysis
£90,000 to £130,000 basic salary depending on experience
Performance related bonus, pension, benefits.
London

 

One of North Gate’s core clients are looking to strengthen their planning and delay analysis team in London with an additional experienced professional.

 

The business, an international advisory firm, ideally require someone experienced as a consultant advising on retrospective planning issues, EOT related claims and claims / arbitrations involving time / program / scheduling issues, more than likely this individual will already be established as an externally facing advisor or expert or used to supporting expert witnesses in arbitration or other on high level issues of this type.

 

This is a market leading firm both in terms of its service offering and track record but also, the staff it attracts and retains and the reputation it has established over the past 20 years.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Working as part of the overall London team to provide advice and analysis on claims / disputes in respect to planning/ time issues on major building, infrastructure and energy projects.
•Aiding in the development and leadership of an excellent team of Delay Analysts and Experts
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value £multi-million disputes
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to planning/ time, and due diligence of contractor’s programmes, and/or presenting on delay issues.
•Working with legal counsel in arbitration
•Supporting expert witnesses and / or working as a named expert / developing into one.
•Assisting with business development and marketing

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified, preferably chartered with additional Legal qualifications (construction management, engineering, project management, building, MCIOB or similar).
•A career demonstrating progression and a high level of technical aptitude.
•Demonstrable track record of working as a Delay Analyst and / or expert witness on time related disputes.
•Someone with experience of contentious issues, claims, litigation, the legal process.
•Someone at ease working closely with high profile construction lawyers, contractors or clients.
•Knowledge of relevant programming software, ideally Asta Powerproject or Primavera P6.
•Knowledge of contracts, construction processes and construction law
•Background likely to have been at a senior or management level within a dispute resolution consultancy in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector.
•Ideally 3 years + experience ideally in professional services or consulting
•Excellent written, presenting and verbal communication skills

 

All applications treated strictly confidential. We are happy to provide more information on this opportunity in private.

  • Salary: c£125,000 to £165,000 plus bonus, pension & benefits package
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 07/10/2020

Director – Delay Analysis
Scotland
c£125,000 to £165,000 plus bonus, pension & benefits package

 

Our client is a global force in dispute resolution and expert witness consultancy. Part of their offering focusses on providing a broad range of planning and delay related services both in arbitration supporting solicitors and clients and at a project level advising on and rescuing delayed and troubled projects internationally. A consistent force in this sector, they provide all levels of staff with a fulfilling environment and a broad range of opportunities across the lifecycle of their careers, and boast many internal success stories of long serving and valued staff who have progressed in the business demonstrating a consistent “people first” ethos. The organisation boasts some of the leading Experts globally providing Quantum, Planning & Delay Analysis, Technical, Forensic Engineering, Programme, Procurement, Finance and Contract advice. It is currently engaged in high level dispute-related work in 6 continents.

 

Currently the business employs a range of Planning Expert Witnesses and delay consultants however they have a growing need in Scotland both at a regional and strategic level.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Taking a lead in dispute resolution, litigation support and expert witness testimony, EOT claims assessment and delay analysis.
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value multi million pound disputes globally with a focus on the Scottish market and assisting the business internally.
•Becoming part of the management team in Scotland / UK working with the Directors to develop the business in the UK
•Giving expert testimony in litigation, international arbitration and ADR forums.
•Advanced data research, management and analysis.
•Representation or support in adjudication and/or expert witness in relation to delay and planning
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to time, due diligence of contractor’s programmes, and/or presenting on delay issues.
•Business development and marketing, client relationship management.

 

Requirements

 

•An experienced Planner, with substantial dispute / contentious experience who has acted as an Expert Witness
•Degree qualified ideally with additional legal qualifications
•Demonstrable track record of working as a Delay Analyst on high value and / or complex planning related disputes, inc lost productivity and disruption, delay and disruption damages etc
•A career demonstrating progression, loyalty, technical aptitude and business acumen.
•Knowledge of relevant programming software, ie Asta Powerproject, Primavera or MS Project.
•Confident interacting with high level clients on complex disputed matters. Able to present, argue and pitch ideas to small and large audiences
•At least part of your experience should stem from leading major projects for a contractor
•Ideally experience of mentoring and developing emerging talent
•Excellent oral and verbal communications skills, relationship building and interpersonal skills
•Someone who takes pride in the quality of their work and the company’s exceptional reputation

 

This is an established business internationally and yet still a dynamic and evolving business. They have an infrastructure which means it can truly support and develop individuals who aspire to be an established expert witness further internationally and domestically through collaborating with a world class team of specialists with a strong and natural cohesiveness.

 

All applications treated in strict confidence.

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