Jeff Edwards
MRICS, MCIArb, FFB, BSc (Hons)

Jeff co-founded Touchstone Consultants in 2000. As director/shareholder Jeff has been involved in the management and administration of Touchstone since then and has continued to provide contractual and commercial advice to clients in all sectors of the industry.

Jeff has also acted as expert witness and has been extensively involved in the provision of adjudication support both to referring parties and to respondents and has represented clients at adjudication hearings on a number of occasions.

Jeff is experienced in many of the widely used industry standard forms of main and sub-contract as well as bespoke contracts and a number of consultancy agreements.

Nicholas Todd
LL.M, MSc, BA (Hons), MRICS, MCIArb, MACostE

Nicholas is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and RICS Registered Expert Witness who specialises in forensic delay analysis.

He is experienced in the preparation of 'adjudication/arbitration/litigation standard' extension of time claims on behalf of contracting organisations, typically involving the researching, collation and presentation of evidence to establish the existence of delay and disruption events as well as the assessment of their impact upon the progress of the works. Nicholas is also experienced in all the major recognised methods of forensic delay analysis.

Mathew Cowell
MRICS, MCIArb, MCIOB, RICS DipAdj, BSc (Hons)

Mat is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 28 years of experience and has been working as a consultant for Touchstone for seven years on a variety of quantum and delay matters. This entails contractual and factual analysis and then articulating that analysis supported by evidence.

Mat is a member of the RICS President’s Panel of Construction Adjudicators and the RICS Consumer Adjudication panel and also frequently acts a party representative in construction adjudications. Specialises in the preparation and evaluation of claims for additional time and money and also advises on other contentious and non-contentious issues.

Duncan Prosser
MRICS, BSc (Hons)

Duncan has nearly 30 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor. He specialises in cost planning, measurement, valuation and tactical bid strategy.

Duncan Manages a team of 5 consultants assisting him in his specialisation. He and his team support the dispute team when their skills are required.

Paul Swinburn
MRICS, MCIPS, MSc

Paul is a chartered quantity surveyor who has provided specialist audit, contract, commercial, procurement and dispute management services on high profile, high value contracts with particular emphasis in recent years on the preparation of claims and the resolution of contentious issues / disputes.

David Owen
MCIArb, MCIOB, MSc, BEng

David is an engineer and forensic delay analyst working with national construction companies on projects ranging from £10-70 million. He has extensive experience in the construction industry, with almost 20 years working as a Senior Project Engineer and Site Manager in London, UK.

Liam Melly
MCIArb, MCIOB, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Liam is a civil engineer and forensic delay analyst. He is experienced in the preparation of programme based delay analyses using ASTA Powerproject and Primavera P6 and also the management and preparation of contract and commercial documentation and records.

Andy Ostle
MCIArb, BSc (Hons)

Has 23 years of experience in the industry with a main contractor. Specialises in the commercial management of large-scale construction projects with particular emphasis on preparation and agreement of quantum claims, securing extensions of time and the recovery of loss and/or expense.

Emma Johnson
MRICS, BSc (Hons)

Emma specialises in quantity surveying and commercial management. Emma deals with the Full preparation of and/or assistance, as required, in the preparation of claims including extension of time and loss and expense claims on behalf of Contractors and Sub-Contractors and/or assisting Employer’s, Lawyer’s and Other Consultants.

Emma is also involved in Identifying, measuring and valuing changes including presenting the information for a final account and/or claim purposes on behalf of Contractors and Sub-Contractors and/or assisting Employer’s, Lawyer’s and Other Consultants.

David Shearman
MSc, MCIArb

David has 30 years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor and is a RICS Accredited Mediator. He is vastly experienced in all commercial issues, having held senior positions with a number of Main Contractors. He now specialises in providing advice on contractual entitlements, variations and dispute management including the preparation of quantum claims.

Robert Batrick
BSc (Hons), MAPM, ICIOB

Robert is a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager with 20 years experience in the construction industry. He has worked extensively in the UK, Singapore, Thailand and Australia.

He specialises in providing strategic project management within the construction industry. He also specialises in Cost Control, Programme Delivery and Design Management.

Robert is currently supplementing his experience by studying an Msc in Construction Law and practice at University of Salford.

Matt Chesterman
BSc, MCIArb

Matt has 17 years of experience in the industry and has mainly worked with main contractors in that time. He specialises in the commercial management of construction projects with particular emphasis upon claims for quantum and time claims.

James Shanks
BSc (Hons)

James has 30 years experience in the construction industry and has held several Commercial Director positions with national contractors. He specialises in contract negotiation and formation, commercial tactics and advice. He is successful in solving contentious disputes internally and also provides training on the NEC contract.

Gavin Sayers
MRICS, MBA, PGDL, DipPM

Has over 40 years’ contract and commercial management experience gained across a broad range of construction sectors for both client and contracting organisations.

Emma McIntosh
BSC (Hons), MSc

Emma is a quantity surveyor who coordinates the Central Bill Function. She has over 8 years’ experience working with the measurement and valuation team and assisting the disputes teams with delay and quantum matters.

Gary Dickinson

Gary has over 45 years of experience as a Contractor’s quantity surveyor working for National Contractors. In the last 20 years he has specialised in the commercial management of large-scale construction projects with particular emphasis on the prosecution of and defending against contractual claims for variations, delays and loss and expense and including the resolution of Main Contractor’s Legacy Issues on completed projects.

Marianne Todd
BA (Hons)

Marianne is the London office manager who also provides administrative support to the consultants.

Rita Wright

Rita is the Midlands office and company accounts manager.