Mark Foden

Quantum Expert

Expert Highlights

  • Over 21 years of experience in the construction industry in a wide variety of sectors
  • Has worked in the United Kingdom, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates
  • Achieved a Distinction in Masters of Law (LLM) in Construction Law and Practice from The University of Salford. (2017 to 2019 – Distance Learning)
  • Very highly motivated, proactive, competent team leader and committed to achieving deadlines and targets
  • Has worked as a Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Manager for both the main contractor’s and the client’s sides of the business, before moving across to dispute resolution
  • Focused skills on full claim preparation, drafting prolongation claims, delay events, acceleration claims and providing full substantiation to variation claims
  • Has assisted numerous quantum experts on major projects in the UAE and has been cross-examined by a tribunal in arbitration proceedings
  • Has knowledge and understanding of all the major forms of contract including FIDIC, JCT and bespoke forms of contract, for construction projects and waste management contracts

As a qualified Quantity Surveyor, who completed my QS degree part time whilst working for a major contractor in the UK, I have managed and led commercial teams from project inception, towards the successful completion of major projects.

Having worked on major projects for both the contractor and the developer, I am able to demonstrate the ability to enhance value for money for the client, whilst also controlling costs of a project and delivering the successful results required during the construction phase for the main contractor.

For the past 6 years, I have been focussed on full claim preparation, including all quantum elements for drafting prolongation claims, delay events, acceleration claims and variation claims for major contractors in a wide variety of sectors of the construction industry.

I have also assisted quantum experts in arbitration proceedings and have been cross-examined by an arbitration tribunal panel in DIAC with regards to the quantum documentation I prepared on behalf of the quantum expert.

In this time, I have also completed my LLM in Construction Law & Practice with my dissertation focussed on the feasibility of the implementation of Statutory Adjudication in the UAE.


Master of Laws (LLM) in Construction Law and Practice – (Distinction)
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying – (2:1)
BTEC in Expert Witness Evidence – (Level 7 Advanced)