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 Dubai Centric, London, Manchester, Johannesburg and Durban, 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 including: NEC3, FIDIC, IChemE, JCT, JBCC, ICES, FCEC, and GC/Works and can undertake the preparation, defence, or negotiation of claims for extension of time, loss and/or expense, or general damages.

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


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 of of quantum, delay, disruption and cost evaluation. He has been appointed as advocate in arbitrations and as advocate in adjudications.

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 dominancy and concurrency


Christiaan Bredenkamp


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.



Grant Reid

Senior Consultant (Planning & Project Management)

Grant is a professionally registered Construction Project Manager, Planning Professional, Contracts, Claims and Delay Analyst, with advanced knowledge and experience of construction project management, contracts, planning, claims and forensic delay analysis.

Strategic positioning and management of the holding company and subsidiaries. Introduction of integrated technology-based planning, tendering, costing, procurement, delivery, programming, qualitative measures, financial, operational and reporting systems in line with strategic objectives. Business, development and project risk analysis. Acquisitions including financial structures and strategic financial analysis. Management and control of commercial, financial, operational, construction and marketing departments. Chaired all board meetings and attended operations, marketing, financial, commercial, project and development meetings. Attended on and managed all contractual and legal matters pertaining to all business units.


Isabella James

Mental Health Mediator

Isabella James specialises in meditation of Mental Health disputes and has an understanding of the stress of the construction industry caused by hostile and often conflict laden workplaces. She is available to deliver holistic and specific framed courses to aid managers and employees in their day to day confrontations.

Her background in Psychology through her Degree, Masters, Mediation qualification and Mental Health Coaching/Care experience has given her widened insight into the disputes brought about by psychological issues and tendencies. She is an enthusiastic and extremely capable consultant who is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She has worked internationally in this field thus far in the UK, Bali, Java, and Africa.



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.