Our expert witnesses have specialised knowledge in the aviation construction sector. We provide independent expert opinion in arbitration, tribunal and litigation.
Colin leads the Civils infrastructure and utilities. Colin is a professionally qualified civil engineer with over 40 years in the industry. His experience includes civil engineering infrastructure work across the whole project life cycle from inception and master planning through technical assessments to design and supervision. He has been involved in and responsible for transportation, highways and associated structures, major reclamation, drainage, utilities, rail, environmental together with airport works. He has worked on a number of high profile projects and is an experienced expert witness.
He began his career working for large Local Authorities in the UK before moving into consultancy in the mid-1980s. His experience has also included overseas work, where he has been involved in a number of projects predominantly in the Middle East. He has just left Qatar, where he has been the on-site liaison manager for WSP at Hamad International Airport for the last 9 years.
Dr John Spours
John leads mechanical, electrical engineering. John is a Chartered Building Services Engineer with over 30 years experience both in the UK, and overseas, with a career dedicated to the design, coordination and management of MEP systems on large-scale construction projects. Particular specialism lies in both the Hotel & Leisure Industry, and the Aviation and Security Sectors.
Graeme leads architecture and design management. Graeme is a senior professional with over 25 years’ experience in the development, design and delivery of complex airport and transport infrastructure projects. He has occupied senior roles in a number of major airport/rail projects both in the UK and internationally including the expansion of Heathrow airport, Hamad International airport, Qatar and the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah KSA.
He has worked with a number of major airport and transport clients to define and deliver their subsequent expansion plans at both strategic planning and project delivery levels. He takes a leading role in working with investors and operators particularly understanding the operational and commercial business development requirements of modern airport and transport infrastructure. Graeme has also been involved with master plan studies in UK and internationally and has provided guest lectures at Cranfield University on sustainable airport and infrastructure developments.
Kevin leads ICT, SAS and Security systems. Kevin is a creative and innovative Airport Projects Director and company owner with a significant track record in successfully delivering some of the worlds most high value and high profile Communications, Security, Operational Systems, Building Related Systems and Air Traffic Control projects.
Kevin has held direct financial accountability for systems projects in excess of $100M within multi-billion airport mega construction programmes.
Shabana is a solicitor with over 20 years' experience of advising clients on opposing or securing consents for complex planning and nationally significant aviation, highways, railways, business and commercial and energy projects. She advises on all aspects of a major project from inception to post consent including scheme/business case development, access to land, project management, third party/stakeholder negotiations, public consultation, environmental impact assessment, compulsory purchase orders and negotiation and drafting of complex agreements. She has particular expertise in Development Consent Orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects under the Planning Act 2008, having written a book on this regime.
Bob is part of the Civils Infrastructure and Utilities team, specialising in airfield planning and design with a particular interest in aircraft pavement design and materials technology.
Bob is a professionally qualified civil engineer with over 40 years of experience in the industry and has worked in UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East.
His most recent mainstream work was as a Director of Europe’s largest consultancy at the time, where he led a multi-discipline division of architects and engineers working across public, private and defence sectors.
The majority of Bob’s experience has seen him working on major and minor airport projects around the world. The most notable projects with which he has been connected are Manchester Runway 2, as lead pavement designer, Hong Kong’s new airport at Chek Lap Kok, as leader of the team designing the runways, taxiways and aprons, and as project director responsible for the team that designed the new passenger terminal building at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.
Bob has also worked as an adviser to banks and airport owners looking to invest in new airport infrastructure and supporting rehabilitation of existing aviation facilities, as well as providing expert witness advice.
Monika has over 25 years of professional experience designing and coordinating complex multimillion developments in the UK and in European, Asian and Middle Eastern markets. A qualified architect and independent design consultant, she has held a senior position at some of the leading global practices where she was responsible for design studios and led multiple teams delivering aviation, mixed use and retail projects. Monika is recognised within the industry for her ability to tackle complex stakeholder relationships, managing large design teams and working with complex construction programmes to bring complex designs to fruition.
John has over 33 years’ consultancy experience as a Foodservice Consultant and was a main board director and shareholder. John lead major international projects across the Middle East, latterly with a focus on Qatar and KSA. Responsibilities on projects spanned developing the strategy, design & operational brief, leading the design team, project management, QA and client management. John has led projects in aviation catering in KSA.
Appointed as single joint experts, part appointed or shadow experts we currently cover these aviation construction areas:
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