Robert Gemmell

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)

DD Quantum Expert


Robert is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator and Adjudicator who also acts as Expert Determiner and Expert Witness. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry working in both professional practice and construction contracting companies in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK.

Robert is named in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts Guide, 2018, 2019 and 2020 as a leading expert and Thought Leader in the field of Construction Quantum and Delay. Who’s Who Legal specifically says: “Robert Gemmell stands out for his deep understanding of delay and disruption costing and for his high-quality outputs” and Robert is also cited as “our expert of choice for large disputes”.

Robert has acted regularly as lead and support Expert Witness, including giving evidence in court under oath, and has received over 100 appointments as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Expert Determiner, in disputes ranging from several thousand to several hundred million Australian Dollars. Robert also regularly acts in commercial claims management roles.

Robert is also the author of the book entitled “The Quantification of Delay and Disruption in Construction and Engineering Projects” described by His Honour Justice Vickery in the foreword as “an Australian work of legal scholarship and authority… not only written for application in Australia, but also internationally”. The book is an authoritative and practical text with a particular emphasis on how to quantify the financial loss caused by both delay and disruption.

Teaching (2022)