Matthew Finn is a Director at Ankura based in London. He has experience in claims preparation/avoidance, arbitration, adjudication, mediation, and quantum expert witness appointments in building, civil engineering, nuclear, rail, oil and gas, and building services.
Matthew has worked in the construction industry as a chartered quantity surveyor and chartered construction manager in both consulting and contracting organisations. He has worked on a range of projects for major contractors and consultancies on projects for private, corporate, and public body clients. He has advised both main and specialist contractors on commercial management, contractual issues, and the negotiation of final accounts, claims, and adjudications preparation and defence.
Matthew has been appointed on many occasions as a CPR part 35 quantum expert on construction related disputes. He has given oral evidence in UK litigation on several occasions under both traditional cross-examination and under concurrent evidence commonly known as hot-tubbing. Additionally, Matthew has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal.
In addition to several quantum CPR part 35 expert appointments in litigation, Matthew has also acted as a quantum and delay expert in mediation and adjudication. He is an accredited and practising member of the Academy of Experts (MAE), Member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI), and RICS Accredited Expert Witness under the RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service and included on the expert referral panel. He also has undertaken and successfully completed the Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (LETAPAEWE). Matthew is an adjudicator and arbitrator and sits on various adjudication and arbitration panels, such as the CIArb (Business Arbitration Scheme). He is also an arbitrator/ADR Official of CEDR and is included on Vantage10 panel for mediators and experts on cross-border, high value, multijurisdictional litigation. Matthew also is a practitioner for Dispute Boards MENA (Middle East and North Africa).
Prior to undertaking expert appointments, Matthew’s professional experience included regional management roles within the building and civil engineering divisions of major contractors, managing multiple complex large value projects. His experience whilst working for contracting organisation was also in claims and dispute resolution.
Matthew has experience and knowledge of working under all different types of contracts within building and civil engineering projects, including but not limited to, JCT, NEC, ICE, FIDIC, PFI, Procure 21, Procure 21+, EFA Design & Build, SCAPE, and PPC 2000. He also regularly provides training to large contracting companies on JCT and NEC forms of standard contracts.
Matthew’s selected quantum expert experience includes: