No year-on-year comparison is possible with Blackrock Expert Services, as it’s a new entrant. Founded in 2009, in London, it has only recently sought a name in international arbitration, although its focus has long been construction. It posted 12 hearings and an average and median value to those of US$136 million and US$202 million. The cases weren’t exclusively construction. The firm also featured in energy and telecoms disputes. David Barry – a member of the firm – was Who’s Who Legal’s Construction Expert Witness of the Year 2018.
A leading global provider of expert witness, dispute resolution and consulting services within the construction and technology sectors.
Since its formation in 2009, Blackrock Expert Services has grown to over 100 full time professionals, located across offices in London, Preston, Paris and Dubai. In April 2017 the company was awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade for its outstanding growth in overseas sales in the previous three years. Most recently the acquisition of IT Group UK has expanded the range of expert witness and consultancy services Blackrock Expert Services provides to IT expert services, digital forensics and e-Disclosure.
Blackrock Expert Services has worked on an extensive range of projects in 60 countries. These projects include some of the most iconic and ground-breaking developments in the world such as The Shard, Blackfriars Bridge, Heathrow Airport and the East London Line.
Blackrock Expert Services’ team of over 25 specialist Experts have been appointed expert over 500 times collectively, accumulating over 500 hours on the stand. Several are recommended in Who’s Who Legal guides, including Arbitration, Construction, Consulting Experts, Thought Leaders; and the company’s founder David Barry was named Construction Expert Witness of the Year 2018 at this year’s Who’s Who Legal Awards.
Blackrock Expert Services’ professionals come from a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds, speaking 17 different languages and counting. This combined with the company’s varied international project experience allows Blackrock Expert Services to deliver a breadth of service and quality whilst immediately reflecting the nuances of working with different nationalities, with different cultures and in different jurisdictions.