Ian Robinson, BSc (Hons) LLB (Hons) MRICS ACIArb
Ian is the Senior Partner at Tempus Delay Analysis LLP and leads a specialist team providing advice, support and expert analysis in relation to delay and disruption as it affects the construction and engineering industries both in the UK and internationally, and specialises in forensic investigation of construction and engineering delays.
Work has involved demonstrating the cause and extent of delay and disruption to construction and engineering projects including numerous different building types, bulk earthmoving and major road and bridge works, the construction of power stations (nuclear, coal, hydro and solar), oil platforms, pipelines and refineries, harbours and airports, military installations and process engineering facilities. Work has also involved advising developers, architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors on delay/extension of time issues during the course of projects. Ian has extensive experience acting as expert witness and has given oral evidence in trials and arbitration hearings (both in the UK and internationally) on approximately 20 occasions over the past 25 years.
Ian is currently listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal, whose respondents described him as “very experienced, persuasive and calm under pressure” and “one of the best delay analysts around”.
Chris Dean, BSc (Hons) ACIArb
Chris has produced delay and disruption claims to support contractor claims for extensions of time on large EPC projects, all of which have led to successful resolutions for the contractor. In support of these claims, Chris has acted on behalf of contractors in negotiation meetings, presentations and hearings to support the contractor’s position. This experience has given Chris a valuable insight into the challenges that contractors and employers face when delivering large EPC contracts.
Chris has carried out many different types of delay analysis including as-planned versus as-built and a number of large complex time-impact analyses, both supporting claims for extension of time and defending them. These have been supported by written reports capable of withstanding cross-examination.
In addition to forensic delay analysis, Chris is also familiar with the application of 4D planning which he has successfully used to illustrate critical delay. Chris co-presented the 2017 Practical Scheduling Delay Analysis course hosted by Asta PowerProject and has presented training courses on delay and disruption to clients in Spain.
Sam Playford, BSc LLM
Building on this construction knowledge, since 2010 Sam has specialised in delay analysis, litigation support and dispute resolution work. He is a Bond Solon accredited expert witness who has been appointed delay expert for domestic disputes including providing opinion at Adjudication meetings. He regularly assists appointed experts in large international Arbitrations. He has also assisted counsel with preparations for cross-examination.
Sam’s key areas of knowledge include delay analysis, expert report writing, pre-construction advice, project monitoring, construction and engineering project planning, tender planning, contractor procurement, real estate programme management, and logistics and site set up planning.
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Laura is responsible for all aspects of managing the office, including the administrative, financial and HR tasks that come with assisting Ian and Chris in the running of the business, and keeping this very busy team organised.
Adam joined Tempus Delay Analysis LLP in 2018, shortly after graduating with an honours degree in geography.
Adam assists the delay analysts with various background and research tasks, including document and data control, examining contemporaneous documentation and producing chronologies. Adam has a keen interest in the different methods of delay analysis and has been training to use the commonly used software, most recently completing a course in Asta Power Project.