Robert Gemmell

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)

Independent Practitioner at Robert Gemmell Pty Ltd

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Robert is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator and Adjudicator who also acts as Expert Determiner, Expert Witness and Dispute Board Member. He has over 30 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 has been named in various categories of Who’s Who Legal each year since 2018 as a leading national and global 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 acts regularly as lead Expert Witness, including giving evidence in court under oath, and has also 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 “Quantification of Delay and Disruption in Construction and Engineering Projects” described by His Honour Peter Vickery QC in the foreword to the first edition as “an Australian work of legal scholarship and authority… not only written for application in Australia, but also internationally” and in the second edition as “The new additions in this Second Edition will … cement this book as a leading ‘go to’ text in this complex and all-important area of construction and engineering.” 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.

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