Contract Advisory Services

Our Services

Soben’s experienced Quantity Surveyors provide expert testimony and litigation support to the construction industry. Representing both employers and contractors, our construction specialists act as your trusted partner; an experienced, efficient, complement to your in-house team. We offer expert services, acting as independent expert witnesses, or representing disputing parties, as well as litigation support, claim preparation, dispute avoidance and resolution arbitration.

Contract Advisory

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Experienced Conflict Resolution

The current economic climate has created the perfect environment for disputes to grow. High demand on competing resources, continued labour shortages, growing inflation, and fluctuating energy prices are all increasing pressure on construction costs and delivery timescales. With employers and contractors looking to protect margins, both need expert, independent, trusted, advice to resolve conflicts and disputes quickly and efficiently. 

Practicing Consultants

Soben is unique in the market, offering contract advisory services from qualified construction practitioners. Whether you need us to act as your sword, or your shield, our experience and market knowledge means we can be your go-to industry experts – when you need it most.

Expert Services

  • Proven experts in quantum (measurement and cost) 
  • Appointments as independent expert witness 
  • Appointments as expert advisor 
  • Impartial expert opinions 

Litigation Support

  • Compiling evidence and drafting chronologies 
  • Preparing evidential bundles 
  • Compiling notices 
  • Reviewing and compiling relevant cost data 


  • Drafting of contractual and dispute resolution notices 
  • Claim preparation and defence against claims for disruption, acceleration and prolongation  
  • Evidence preparation and documentation submission  
  • Drafting appropriate documents/pleadings for mediation, adjudication or arbitration 
  • Independent assessments and expert opinions 

Dispute Avoidance and Resolution

  • Negotiation and Mediation: acting as representation, or appointed mediator, to help parties resolve disputes through expert opinion, adjudication or arbitration
  • Dispute Avoidance Preparation: drafting contract documents that will assist parties in avoiding disputes
  • Dispute Avoidance Workshops: resolving issues before they materialise into matters that affect costs and relationships

Construction Experts

Our people aren’t just experts at being experts. Theyre specialists in construction. All of Soben’s consultants bring current, relevant experience of working on live construction projects. With domestic and international experience on projects ranging from £100k to £700m+, and spanning sectors including real estate, infrastructure, healthcare, data centres, and pharmaceuticals. We bring local knowledge and global construction experience, along with the credentials, experience and qualifications, to be your trusted legal partner.

Contract Advisory Contacts


Edward McCluskey
Director – Specialist Services, EMEA
[email protected]

UK, Europe & Middle East

Edward McCluskey
Director – Specialist Services, EMEA
[email protected]


Joe Cusick 
CEO, Americas 
[email protected] 


Andrew Murie 
[email protected] 

Contract Advisory