Ridge Expands its Expert Witness and Advisory Services (EWAS) Team

02 March 2021

Despite the challenges of 2020, the Ridge Expert Witness and Advisory Services team had a very busy and successful year, with new instructions on hotels, power plants, metro systems, residential developments, aviation, light rail, industrial plants, and residential towers both in the UK and overseas.

‘Our focus is on providing a quality offering to lawyers and clients, provided by a team of talented individuals who are up to date with current practice’ said Lucy Osborne who leads the Ridge EWAS discipline.

‘We have the huge benefit of a large pool of practising engineers, quantity surveyors and other construction professionals, to assist on larger matters within Ridge’ added Tim Haynes, who leads the quantum and delay team at Ridge.

As a result of our continuing growth, 2021 has seen the team expand and welcomes new talent to the team.

Mick Cahill
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, is a delay specialist, bringing with him 30 years of experience in the industry. Mick joined from a major contractor to provide both expert advice and to act as a claims consultant. His recent practical experience at the coal face brings a new strength to the team.

Dimitrios Kalianidis
Dimitrios is a chartered engineering geologist and geotechnical engineer with over 25 years in the construction industry and related fields, gained primarily through leading international engineering consultancies. He has joined our team to provide expert advice and evidence to clients on matters relating to below-ground structures, earth retaining structures, foundations, ground investigation, and geotechnical design.

Darren Wong and Paul Reyland
Darren Wong and Paul Reyland have joined our team of talented and experienced engineers.

Both Darren and Paul have years of experience in structural design consultancy having previously worked for large global consultancy firms. Paul has recently returned from working on live projects in Dubai.


Further expansion is planned and we are always keen to hear from experienced professionals who could see themselves in our team.