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.

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.

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

Matt is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 20 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. Matt is a qualified adjudicator and frequently works as a party advocate representing our clients directly in adjudication proceedings.

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.

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)

Andy is an experienced quantity surveyor and commercial manager who also produces quantum and delay claims.

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.

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.

James Shanks
BSc (Hons)

James is an experienced commercial manager who specialises in using NEC suite of contracts. He also provides training on various aspects of the NEC suite of contracts.

David Shearman
MSc, MCIArb

David is an Accredited Mediator and experienced consultant assisting Contractors and Subcontractors with their commercial and contractual management, including representing parties in all forms of Dispute Resolution.

Emma Stretton
BSC (Hons), MSc

Emma is a quantity surveyor who coordinates the Central Bill Function. She is building her experience within the industry and is regularly assisting with a number of quantum and delay matters.

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.

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.

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.