DAMIAN JAMES provides construction and engineering focused services. The Group has extensive and global experience in the field of commercial and contractual consultancy, bridging the gap between technical, legal and financial sectors.
DAMIAN JAMES operates from Johannesburg, Durban, London and Manchester and is set to become a global leader in the commercial and contractual consultancy field.
Our highly professional team is qualified to work across several sectors as leading industry experts in the fields of planning, claims, disputes, commercial, contract and project management.
DAMIAN JAMES delivers dispute solutions whether under formal legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This includes analysis of commercial, planning and scheduling, project management, and technical issues.
Our highly experienced team have experience in using all forms of contract
We can also provide highly experienced expert witness and support, by supplying quantum, delay, and technical experts for litigation in the form of experienced adjudicators, arbitrators, and mediators.
Our experts provide specialist support to the legal profession in arbitration, litigation and ADR and have proven track records in delivering concise, detailed reports, on time.
DAMIAN JAMES has access to highly skilled support teams to ensure rapid evidence processing, regardless of volume.
Damian James is widely experienced in engineering and construction claims and dispute resolution. He is a leading expert in arbitrations and adjudications giving expert opinion in the area
He has particular expertise in the preparation of detailed claims to recover clients entitlement. Damian has particular experience in delay analysis and complex disruption valuation, disentangling global claims to establish the relationship of particular cause and effect, particularly in matters of
Christiaan is a professionally qualified and experienced Contract, Claims & Commercial Consultant with extensive knowledge and skills in quantum, contacts, commercial and claims management, specialising in FIDIC, NEC, GCC, JCT & JBCC forms of contracts, obtained through working on an extensive range of multi-disciplined international construction and engineering projects and sectors.
He is widely experienced in engineering and construction claims and dispute resolution. His main area of occupation is the preparation of detailed claims to recover clients or contractor entitlement. He has prepared and presented claims under numerous forms of contract and has drafted narratives examining causative potency, dynamic and static situations, condition precedent, foreseeability, purposive approach, penalties and damages.
We engaged Mr Damian James to assist our company in disputes we had for one of our projects with client. Mr D James provided us with expert evidence which led to the settlement of a multi million dollar dispute in February 2016. We found him to be very professional and articulate. We therefore strongly recommend him to those who may need his services
During April/May 2016 I had the pleasure and benefit of working with Mr Damian James in a sternly contested dispute arising out of a building contract. The central issues included claims by the main contractor for revision of the contractual completion date, P&G’s and consequent imposition of penalties. Mr James prepared a comprehensive report setting forth his opinions as an expert in the field and his brief included the preparation of as built programmes which were then debated with opposing expert witnesses prior to the arbitration. Mr James displayed a quick grasp of the core issues. Throughout his involvement in the case, Mr James’ impartiality and knowledge of his field of expertise were manifest. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr James to any Employer or Contractor as a consultant or expert advisor in engineering and construction disputes of this nature.
Damian James, Claims Consultant, great guy, expensive, but will do the work in half the time
I have worked with Damian in the UK on several occasions. I have found him to be professional and articulate, with an innate ability to explain difficult concepts in language that someone not versed in construction can understand. I value his expertise.
l 2016 Damian James presented a lecture on the Fidic forms of contract to 40 members of staff from Mace Project Management, at the Woodmead Country Club in Johannesburg. The lecture focused on the requirement to give notice and the potential for time barring. A workshop followed using actual claim events before a question and answer session and networking session concluded proceedings. <strong><em>The feedback included the following comments:</em></strong> Thank you for yesterday’s presentation, it was very informative. Please thank your team for the fantastic presentation.”- Alan Lemberger , Mace SA “Just a short note to say thank-you for yesterday’s presentation. The feedback that I have received has been fantastic and everyone appears to have learnt something.” – Alan Lemberger , Mace SA “Thank you for a great presentation.” – Deshlyn Reddy, Mace Project Manager “Thank you for the insightful session today, much appreciated and valuable” – Chris Pretorius, Mace Assistant Project Manager “Thank you for yesterday’s presentation, it was very informative.” – Chuma Sineke, Mace Trainee Manager
I confirm that Damian James was involved as the primary expert in respect of delay, disruption and quantum for a matter involving Khumba Iron Ore as the Employer and ELB Engineering Services as the Contractor. The Employer and Contractor entered into two written agreements in terms of which the Claimant would undertake inter alia the manufacture, design, supply and commissioning of three and two modular plants. During the course of the execution of the contracts, various claims were made by the Contractor arising from the Contracts, which were disputed by the Employer. The disputed claims were subsequently referred to arbitration. During the course of the matter, I found Damian to be very knowledgeable resourceful, solution-orientated and accessible in preparing his expert report, as well as in assisting and guiding with the matter as a whole.
This is to certify that Damian James was employed by Royal HaskoningDHV to provide expert delay and quantum analysis on Contract No. 1T-13802 : IRPTN C9 : Phase 5 – Cornubia Interchange to Meridian Drive, Umhlanga. Damian also provided training to the consultant team (RHDHV) and the Client (eThekwini Municipality) on contracts, claims and disputes. I would gladly recommend Damian James as a claim and delay quantum expert.