Colin Loughran

Quantum Expert

Expert Highlights

  • Over 30 years’ experience in the construction and engineering sectors
  • 10 years as Chief Executive of a Tier 1 International construction company
  • Extensive experience in the following sectors, Airports, Highways, Marine, Wind Energy, Energy from Waste, Piling, Wastewater Treatment, Healthcare, Retail, Residential, Office, Operation and Maintenance of Highways, Facilities Management and PPP
  • Particular expertise in Airports and Highways where he has delivered more than 40 projects in more than 20 countries over the past 25 years
  • Experience in providing expert witness reports for High Court, Adjudication, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Significant procurement experience as a Tier 1 contractor including procurement litigation with Employers on EU procurement law.
  • Experience of producing and defending construction claims during 30 years in the Industry both in the UK and Internationally.
  • Experience of all the key forms of contract used domestically and Internationally, NEC, JCT, GCWorks, FIDIC, World Bank, European Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Public Works Contract Ireland, ICE

Following Graduation from Liverpool John Moores University in 1991, Colin joined Edmund Nuttall as a Quantity Surveyor and followed the Nuttall ICES training programme.

In 1993 Colin Joined Lagan Holdings Limited as a Senior quantity surveyor, and progressed to Project manager in 1994 on a military airfield project.
Over the following 23 years at Lagan I developed the Airport and International business into one of the most respected in the UK and completed projects in more than 30 countries including UK & Ireland, Denmark, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, FIJI, Solomon Islands, Jamaica, Barbados, Surinam, Guyana, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Bermuda, Montserrat, Anquilla, St Lucia, Cayman Islands, US(Florida, Maryland, North Dakota, Washington DC), Sierra Leone, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Pakistan.

I was Commercial Director on the construction of the pavements at the new airport at Chek Lap Kok in Hong Kong and had my first experience of Arbitration. In 2010 I became Chief Executive of Lagan Construction Group and overseen the growth of the business from £100m to £350m.
In March 2017 I stepped down from the Chief Executive position to follow my interest in dispute resolution and I am now an Arbitrator, Adjudicator and an experienced expert witness.

I believe that my experience not only in construction but in how a large construction business operates I bring huge benefits to clients on assisting with strategy when disputes arise.


Bsc(Hons) Quantity Surveying 1991
Post Graduate Diploma in Law 2000
CIArb Accredited Expert
Diploma in International Arbitration 2018
Diploma in Adjudication 2020
FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator2021

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
LCIA Arbitrator Panel
UK Adjudicator Panel