Paul Taplin is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in Dubai. He has more than 28 years’ experience in the construction sector and as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) is a highly experienced forensic chartered quantity surveyor, chartered construction manager, and quantum expert specialising in the evaluation and analysis of complex construction claims on major domestic and international projects. Paul relocated to the UAE in 2013 from London.
Paul has extensive international experience covering the UK, Mainland Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US.
With pan sector experience, Paul has covered a diverse mix of projects including infrastructure, building, power, civil engineering, industrial, water, and oil and gas pipelines.
Paul is regularly appointed as a quantum expert witness and has given evidence many times in both the UK and the UAE. He has been cross examined by Queens Counsel and has experience of witness conferencing often termed hot-tubbing.
Being a CIArb panel registered adjudicator, Paul has acted in over 100 adjudications encompassing a variety of different disputes. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator and has acted in both the capacity of mediator and party representative.
In the past Paul has been a committee member of the Adjudication Society, a member of the Technology and Construction Court Users Committee, a Fellow of the Forum of the Built Environment and is presently a member of the Society of Construction Law.
Paul’s professional experience includes: