Academic Credentials
  • M.Sc., Construction Law & Arbitration, King’s College, University of London, UK, 1998
  • M.Sc., Construction Law & Arbitration, University of British Columbia, 1998
  • Dip QS, Quantity Surveying, Kingston Polytechnic, UK, 1978
Professional Honors
  • Who's Who Legal Construction: Expert Witness
  • Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Expert Witness
Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Peter Atkinson is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 40 years of experience supporting owners, contractors, subcontractors, and other stakeholders on a variety of major projects in the building, industrial, infrastructure, power, utilities, and oil and gas sectors.

Peter provides independent expert advice and serves as an Expert Witness in matters of quantum and damages on international construction and engineering projects. He also has extensive experience of providing a variety of construction cost, commercial, contract, and dispute related services supporting clients in the international arena.

Peter has a wide range of experience at various stages of the construction process from inception to settlement of disputes on claims and final accounts. He has extensive construction contract knowledge gained from working on many domestic and international based standard forms of contract, such as the suite of FIDIC contracts, as well as bespoke contracts. Peter has experience in a variety of methods of measurement and valuation.

In over 40 years as a quantity surveyor working on or providing advice in relation to international projects, Peter's expertise is in matters of quantity surveying practice, valuation, damages, contract administration, contract management, commercial management, and cost management all in connection with on- and off- shore construction and engineering projects.

Area of Expertise

  • Quantum Expert Witness
  • Contracts Management
  • Claims and Dispute Management
  • Contract Review and Opinion
  • Cost Management
  • Strategic Project Procurement Advice
  • Risk Identification and Management
  • Valuation and Measurement Issues
  • International Adjudicator/Third Party Neutral Evaluator
  • International Construction Insolvency and Restructuring

Highlighted Sector Experience

  • Energy- Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Pipelines, Exploration, Mining and Process
  • Infrastructure - Roads and Bridges, Rail, Airports, Ports, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical
  • Marine & Offshore - Reclamation and Dredging, Subsea Construction, Shipping and Marine Structures
  • Building - Commercial, Retail, Residential, Industrial and Leisure