Martin Harris

Martin Harris

Director

+44 203 861 4666

martin.harris@accuracy.com

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Martin Harris is a Director at Accuracy.  Martin’s area of expertise is in the forensic analysis of construction delay, disruption and defects disputes.  He also assists Accuracy with global compliance and risk management issues.

 

Martin has a legal background and has over 25 years’ experience in construction and financial services dispute resolution, including international arbitration, High and Appeal Court litigation, mediation and adjudication, working for both employers (government agencies, corporate and private) and contractors.

 

Martin has a postgraduate law degree and is a fully accredited mediator.

 

 

Qualifications 

 

  1. BA (1987)
  2. LLB (1989)

Martin Harris has extensive experience in construction and financial services disputes ranging in value between $25 million and $2 billion arising from capital and other projects based in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.

 

Martin has worked on matters before the UK High and Appeal Courts, the ICC, LCIA and SCAI arbitration fora and in mediation and adjudication.  He is a CEDR-accredited mediator.

 

Martin is also responsible for Accuracy’s compliance and risk management issues worldwide.

Construction disputes

 

  • Advising the EPCM on time-related issues in an arbitration with the owner on the delayed construction of a new $15b airport in the Middle East.
  • Extension of time claims by the main contractor in a significant Australian-based infrastructure project arising out of planning approval requirements issued after the commencement of the contract
  • Extension of time claim by an EPC contractor against an owner operator of a power and water facility in Bahrain
  • ICC arbitration in relation to the delay in construction of the largest private power plant (combined cycle) in Israel, fueled primarily by natural gas
  • Delays and acceleration claims during the construction of a 56 kilometer motorway upgrade in the Republic of Ireland
  • Delays to the design, procurement and construction of two combined cycle gas-fired and district heating co-generation power plants near Moscow in relation to a shareholder dispute
  • Litigation arising out of the delay to a supermarket retail development in Stockport.

 

Financial services disputes

 

  • Investigation into the financial collapse of the split capital investment trust market, causing the Guernsey-based family trusts significant losses. Subsequent assistance in voluntary liquidation.
  • Investigation into the financial collapse of a group of hedge fund companies causing the client losses of £10M, leading to a 100% recovery.