Our Experts

Aquila Forensics provides an unique blend of personnel that specialises in construction dispute, investigatory and advisory services. The combination of practical experience, academic qualifications and on-the-job learning ensures a team that can understand your issues and provide a coherent and workable solution.
Aquila Forensics is a collaborative of industry experts able to provide a bespoke solution for our clients. Aquila Forensics also comprises other individuals with particular skill sets and experience that will provide a solution that matches your project’s size, complexity and value.

Mark Mills
MBA MSc MRICS MCIArb

Mark is a chartered surveyor with fifteen years’ experience in the UK construction industry and specialises in the management and resolution of construction disputes. Mark has been involved with many complex disputes including a large health and spa development, hospitals, major international airports, residential schemes, luxury private residences, stadiums and a film production studio. He has been involved in the provision of expert opinion and technical advice to a wide range of clients in the process of litigation, mediation, arbitration and negotiation.

Daniel Miles
MSc MRICS MCIArb

Dan is a chartered Quantity Surveyor providing quantum services within the construction, civil engineering and infrastructure dispute resolution industry. He is actively engaged in projects both within the UK and internationally, engaged within all forms of dispute resolution. In addition he also provides commercial and contract training to clients organisations as well as commercial contract reviews and commercial procurement advice. He has also provided decisions in an Expert Determination capacity.

David Richards
BSc FRICS FCIArb

David Richards is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Arbitrator and is widely experienced in engineering and construction claim and dispute resolution. He has been appointed as arbitrator on approximately seventy occasions and adjudicator on thirty five occasions. For the past 16 years he has, almost exclusively, given expert opinion evidence in the area of delay and disruption assessment and cost evaluation on matters involving delay in excess of two years and sums in dispute up to £200million. He has also been appointed member of a Dispute Resolution Board and has undertaken expert determinations. David Richards was on the Society of Construction Law committee for the development of the Protocol on Delay and Disruption. He has been a member of the RICS Contracts Panel.

Richard Swan
Eur Ing CEng FICE
MSc FCIArb MEWI

Richard specialises in the provision of commercial management, disputes avoidance and resolution, and expert witness services in both delay/disruption and evaluation of quantum. He is a Practising Expert Witness, a past Chairman of the Academy of Experts and a recent Board Member of the Expert Witness Institute. He has given oral expert evidence in both litigation and arbitration proceedings, including “hot-tubbing.”

Stuart Davey
MSc MCIArb

Stuart is widely experienced in engineering and construction claim and dispute resolution. He has been responsible for the provision of quantum and dispute related services to employers, contractors and sub-contractors, dealing with construction on power projects, roads, bridges, airports and railways as well as the more general areas of building and civil engineering projects. Stuart has particular experience internationally with FIDIC producing quantum and contract claim analysis.

Mark Walker
MRICS BSC

Mark is a chartered quantity surveyor and adjudicator with over twenty eight years’ post-qualification experience. He has provided expert witness support on a number of high-value projects and has experience of acting as an adjudicator as well as providing expert determinations. He also has significant experience of claims preparation gained whilst working on behalf of contractors, sub-contractors, private clients and Local Authorities. He has also published analysis notes on several main contractors' terms and conditions.

Ken Sheard
MSc MCIArb
MCIOB MAPM

Ken provides programme and scheduling support, forensic programme analysis and project and programme monitoring. Ken has worked for several construction companies in and around London and has experience of working in local authorities, for project management firms and for specialist consultancies analysing time-related claims all over the world.

Tim Mitchell
BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS MCIArb

Tim is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. His project experience includes building, infrastructure, oil and gas projects, ranging in value from £250,000 to more than £20 billion in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Tim provides claims and dispute services including expert witness, independent advisor, claim preparation and defence, expert determination and forensic analysis.

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“I worked with Mark as our team’s quantum expert dealing with a very complicated dispute on preliminaries. We were able to build up a very effective working relationship, due to Mark’s professional yet relaxed style and his ability to explain the complex numerical picture in simple terms – which was a very refreshing experience. I would not hesitate to appoint him again.”

JESSICA RAJWAN, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS,
ON MARK MILLS’ WORK ON A MAJOR UK INFRASTRUCTURE DISPUTE.

"Mark provided precise technical analysis on a number of very complex quantum matters. I have found his reports and opinions clear, thorough and concise yet containing the requisite detail. I have enjoyed working alongside Mark and look forward to working with him again. I would not hesitate in recommending him in the future."

ROB HOOSE, DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON

"I worked with Mark on a highly complex, multi-billion power station project. He always ensured that project reports were delivered on time and of the high standard that I expect. What I particularly appreciated was Mark's hands-on service mentality, and of course his excellent technical skills - not only in his field of play, but also regarding other relevant disciplines like project management or legal matters. Besides, working with Mark was always pleasant and enjoyable and Mark's attention to detail meant that we were able to produce accurate and convincing analysis and assessments of complex issues. I look forward to working with Mark again and would recommend him any without hesitation."

DR. MAXIMILIAN KOCH, MBA. SIEMENS (POWER & GAS)