Duncan Hughes-Phillips (BSc MRICS MEWI ACInstCES ACIArb)
Duncan, CEO of Base Quantum Ltd, is an internationally respected Chartered Quantity Surveyor with an excellent reputation in dispute resolution, expert witness and advice on contentious matters.
Duncan’s expertise spans construction, petrochemical and process & civil engineering. High profile clients include government bodies, and leading transport and infrastructure providers.
Since launching Base Quantum in 2012, Duncan has driven its expansion. His 22 year career is built on frank, solutions-focused advice, sound experience and knowledge, integrity, passion for work and client respect.Chief Executive Officer
Steven Jackson is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor specialising in the commercial management of major infrastructure projects.
In a career spanning over 40 years, Steven has worked as a quantity surveyor, commercial manager and projects director across all construction sectors; from commercial property developments through to marine civil engineering, highways, bridges, water and sewage treatment, oil and gas and power generation in all its forms, including thermal, hydropower and renewables.
Steven is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Expert Witness Institute. He is also a Member of the Society of Technical Analysts.Director
Stephen Oliver BSc (Hons), MRICS
A Director at Base, Stephen has over 20 years’ experience having worked on large projects and infrastructure, holding senior positions in the UK and overseas. Stephen's success is based on the technical delivery of contract and commercial services and solutions to clients, to the very highest standard and managing and leading teams to do the same.
Stephen has a track record of delivering innovation and optimum outcomes to clients across utilities, aviation, tunnelling, retail, commercial, industrial and education, working for leading international consultancies.Director
Danny Frost Bsc (Hons) MRICS
Danny possesses 30 years of experience in both civil engineering and building works and has a detailed working knowledge of a number of standard forms of contract including JCT, NEC & ICC. He has worked both in the private and public sectors for contractors, sub-contractors, employers and developers, which has provided him with a detailed understanding of how the construction industry operates. Danny has undertaken senior and management responsibilities for both large and small organisations.
He is passionate about helping people resolve problems and has vast experience in both building and civil engineering works over a wide range of projects – this equips him to provide a high standard of professional advice. Danny is also an assessor for the RICS, which allows him to give something back to the industry and help train young surveyors to become future leaders and construction professionals.Associate Director
Douglas Beckwith LLB (Hons) LLM FRICS
Part of the Base Quantum senior management team, Douglas brings over 40 years know-how in project management and the cost control of construction and engineering projects together with extensive dispute resolution experience gained both in the UK and overseas.
Douglas holds dual qualifications in quantity surveying and law. Additionally, Douglas is a graded arbitrator and was accredited as a civil and commercial mediator in 1988.
Douglas accepts appointment as arbitrator, adjudicator or mediator upon request. He also provides advice and responds rapidly to assist clients to resolve their construction disputes in commercially acceptable ways.
Douglas champions the settlement of business conflict through adr including early neutral evaluation and expert determination as well as having a keen interest in dispute avoidance methods. Douglas is a Member of the Society of Construction Law, ARBRIX and past Secretary of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates. He is presently Chairman of the Legal PM Network, a not for profit organisation providing networking and development services for legal project managers.Analyst
James Beckwith MA, MSC, FRICS
James has 11 years’ experience as a quantity surveyor and has worked as an Associate for a major international construction consultancy.
James’ experience is diverse ranging in value from very small fit out works to multi-million pound construction projects. Sectors he has operated in includes office new build, office fit out, retail, residential, mixed use, public realm, petrol retail and healthcare projects.
Alongside his project work James has implemented a programme to launch BIM strategies within his past consultancy role, including the integration of new commercial management software that integrates a BIM platform and drafting of corresponding BIM protocols.
James holds a Master’s degree in Surveying and is a Fellow of the RICS. He is currently undertaking further training in Construction Law, studying the LLM at Robert Gordon’s University by distance learning.Senior Quantity Surveyor
Tara oversees all aspects of Base Quantum's finances, bringing over 20 years' experience to the company. The majority of her expertise has been gained working for Unilever, where she headed up and developed a team in the UK and provided support for overseas departments in Kenya, Malawi, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Singapore.
Tara's responsibilities included reporting management accounting to Europe, financial accounting to the UK head office and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She also worked closely with one of the big five audit companies on statutory accounts, and with its internal tax department on corporation tax.Head of Finance
Alan Brown (MCIOB MTAE MAICA)
Alan has over 40 years of experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, with an excellent reputation in the fields of dispute resolution, expert witness, and advice on contentious matters.
Alan’s expertise spans construction, rail, infrastructure, property, defence, nuclear, petrochemical & process and civil engineering, increasingly international and major infrastructure work.
High profile clients include a large defence contractor, underground and national rail operators and a 10-year project decommissioning nuclear power stations, plus major civil and military airports in the UK and abroad.Senior Analyst
Stuart Davey (BSc MSc MCIArb)
Stuart is widely experienced in engineering and construction claim and dispute resolution. He provides quantum and dispute related services for construction on roads, bridges, airports and railways. Stuart has a strong international background gained working on overseas FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) based contracts producing quantum and contract claim analysis.
Stuart has a truly global view having worked on cross-border disputes on civil construction and power projects for international contractors. He is currently working on a $2.5 billion airport project in the Middle East.Consultant
Neil Elder (FRICS)
A Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience, Neil has a wealth of experience in procurement advice and dispute resolution. Acting on all aspects of claims and disputes including preparing fully evidenced and structured arguments going to claim or defence, Neil has extensive experience in adjudication and has acted as Expert Witness on cases in litigation and arbitration.
His specialities include contractual advice and dispute avoidance, claim preparation and defence, forensic programming, financial analysis, adjudication, expert witness reports and evidence, and training.Senior Analyst
Denis Gleeson BA (Hons) & MSc
Denis has five years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor, providing a full range of services for developers, contractors and sub-contractors on projects across a broad spectrum of sectors including rail, highways, utilities, residential and commercial.
His experience includes providing commercial support on a major line upgrade on the London Underground system, settling final accounts on major highways projects and providing a full range of commercial services to contractors and developers on high-end residential projects in London and the South East.Quantity Surveyor
Emma has nearly nine years’ experience in the property industry and in that time has built an excellent reputation as a marketing and business development manager. A key member of the Base team, Emma is responsible for developing relationships with existing clients and gaining new business for Base. A natural networker, Emma has a passion for raising brand awareness, building the client base and generating new business relationships.
Emma is currently working towards strategic marketing qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Contact Emma via LinkedInBrand & Business Development Manager
Priscilla Kar MRICS, MCIArb, MSc, LLB, BSc
Priscilla is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 16 years’ experience in the UK, Hong Kong and China, providing all aspects of commercial management, contract advisory and dispute resolution for construction.
Prior to joining Base Quantum Priscilla worked in both the private and public sector in a senior role, managing a wide range of projects including rail, infrastructure, building, and local government authorities. She has experience in dealing with various standard forms of construction contract, including FIDIC, NEC, ICC, and JCT.
Priscilla holds a MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution and Bachelor of Laws.Senior Analyst
Josiah Lee BSc (Hons)
Josiah is a Quantity Surveyor and Junior Analyst experienced in both dispute resolution proceedings and non-contentious quantity surveying.
Josiah’s experience includes preparing tender documents, cost plans and feasibility studies and he has acted as an Assistant Quantum Analyst on mediation, adjudication and arbitration proceedings. His client experience spans residential, hotel and infrastructure sectors and a highly complex oil refinery project. Josiah has prepared analysis and reports on disputes ranging in value from £2m to over £500m in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and South America.Quantity Surveyor
Daniel Miles BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS MCIArb
Daniel has 15 years’ experience as a quantity surveyor occupying senior commercial management roles on large civil engineering, marine and infrastructure projects in the UK and Middle East. In 2009, Daniel completed an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, specialising in contract services and dispute resolution.
Acting on behalf of clients in mediation, adjudication and arbitration as well as providing expert witness and senior contract advisory roles, Daniel’s experience also encompasses professional consultant negligence claims and quantification of damages.
Daniel is an Associate Lecturer at Derby University for the department of Mineral Extractives.Senior Consultant Analyst
Dean Miller BSc
Dean is a Quantity Surveyor and Junior Analyst. After completing his degree in Quantity Surveying, Dean joined the Metropolitan Police Service, serving for six years before transferring to a career in quantity surveying.
Dean’s experience includes the preparation of tender documents and cost plans on behalf of a range of clients across sectors including hotels and retail. Dean has acted as an Assistant Quantum Analyst on dispute resolution proceedings and has provided analysis and reports on complex, high value projects in the UK and South America.Quantity Surveyor
Mark Mills (MBA MSc MRICS MCIArb)
Mark has 15 years’ experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor specialising in managing and resolving construction disputes. He has been involved in complex disputes as lead assistant in two major international arbitrations in Azerbaijan.
Mark has provided expert opinion and technical advice to a range of clients including litigation, mediation, arbitration and negotiation in diverse cases from a large health and spa development, hospitals, major international airports, residential schemes, to stadiums and a film production studio.
Mark is an associate tutor at the University of Reading.Consultant
Catalin Moisii (BSc)
Heading up the Middle Eastern office, Catalin brings close to 15 years’ experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor to driving Base Quantum’s growth in this region. He has provided analysis in relation to complex and high value projects such as the iconic Shard, and a major Middle Eastern international airport.
Catalin is based in the UAE and works on projects in the UAE, Qatar and the UK.Senior Analyst
Tom Taylor MSc MA BA(Hons) FCIArb
Tom has major claims experience in the UK, Africa and the Middle East, and has worked on a number of high profile energy, aviation, civil engineering and building commissions. He has over 10 years’ experience acting at every level of the supply chain in claims and commercial management, contract advisory and strategic process review.
Tom has spent a considerable amount of time posted to construction sites around the world and now uses this experience to provide expert witness testimony for matters in mediation, adjudication, litigation and international arbitration.
Tom has an undergraduate degree in Finance, a Master’s degree in Quantity Surveying and a Master’s degree in Construction Law. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an Associate at Leeds Beckett University and a mentor to undergraduate students at Nottingham Trent University.Associate Director
Anthony oversees key aspects of personnel, recruitment and business administration, bringing over 25 years of experience to the role. Anthony is a staunch advocate in encouraging, building and strengthening a positive and stable team environment. As a manager of people, he supports a culture of personal development and promotes individual potential. Anthony focuses on supporting Base Quantum’s growing team of Quantity Surveyors and Quantum Experts.People & Practice Manager
At Base Quantum we pride ourselves on our team of experienced quantum experts and analysts, including our associated team at Time Quantum Expert Forensics (TQEF). Our longstanding expertise and our team’s excellence in delivering optimal solutions, is the key to our success and allows us to offer each individual client a bespoke and tailored service.
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