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Andy Hewitt

Managing Director

Professional Profile

Andy has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry. He has worked on many iconic projects worldwide, and has lived and worked in the Middle East for more than 20 years.

Andy has held senior contracts management, commercial management and project management positions. His career has seen him working with contractors, subcontractors and consultants. He has been involved in a wide variety of projects including super high-rise buildings, large low-rise housing developments, hotels, shopping malls, airports, hospitals, heavy civil engineering, process plants, water treatment plants, water reclamation plants, pipelines, marine works, desalination plants and royal palaces.

Years of first-hand experience within the industry led Andy to specialise in the field of contractual issues, claims and disputes. Andy firmly believes that if claims and responses are handled correctly, they will not be elevated to disputes. He is justifiably proud of the fact that almost all of the claims that he has managed personally have been settled amicably. Whilst the avoidance of disputes are his priority, if disputes do arise, Andy favours a proactive and structured approach. The goal being to protect the contractual entitlements of our clients.

Andy’s personal background and experience provides a direct benefit to our clients. He can relate to the needs of clients from both the employer’s and contractor’s perspective and is always able to identify with the individual project personnel and their challenges through his own hands-on experience.

Andy is also well known internationally for education and training on claims and contractual matters, which he provides through Claims Class.

Andy's Qualifications and Professional Membership

Fellow of the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners – FICCP

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building – FCIOB

Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors – FCICES

Fellow of Quantity Surveyors International – FQSi

Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

Member of the Society of Construction Law

Publications

Construction Claims and Responses; effective writing and presentation (Wiley Blackwell, 2011, 2nd Edition 2016)

The FIDIC Contracts: obligations of the parties (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)

Other Leadership Members

Bill Bordill

Head of Contracts and Commercial
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Tom Francis

Head of Project Controls

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