Sandra Hugo

Quantum Expert

Expert Highlights

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  • Over 15 years of experience as a quantity surveyor, cost consultant, claims consultant and expert witness assistant
  • Experience includes various lead expert assistant roles
  • Construction experience complemented by post graduate degrees in Construction Law (LLM) and Business Administration (MBA)
  • Claims ranged in value from AU$500k to AU$1b
  • Experience working in Australia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and South Africa

Sandra is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry working on major projects in Australia, the Middle East, United Kingdom and Africa.

As a Quantity Surveyor, Sandra has worked for a developer, contractor and cost consultants, performing both pre- and post-contract quantity surveying duties, from initial estimates to agreeing final accounts across a range of sectors including commercial, residential, hotels, high rise buildings, resorts, refurbishments and leisure projects.

As claims consultant and expert witness assistant, Sandra also has extensive experience in expert witness support, arbitration, adjudication, claims and quantum analysis, report drafting, claim/counterclaim preparation and defence and risk assessments on complex projects. Sandra’s experience includes disputes concerning power plants, oil and gas, iron ore and mining, roads and infrastructure, hotel, residential and retail developments as well as various other construction projects.

Sandra’s experience is complemented by post graduate degrees in Construction Law and Business Administration.


Master of Business Administration Degree in Construction & Real Estate (with distinction) (MBA)
Master of Laws Degree in Construction Law and Practice (with distinction) (LLM)
Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (BSc)

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)