Construction Claims Consultants

Louise Knaggs

Summary of Faculties

Senior Consultant – Arbicon ADR Ltd, Quantity Surveying, Construction Contract Solutions and Dispute Resolution, Contractual and Legal Services, Contract Management, Financial and Procurement

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

First Class Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Louise is a professional Quantity Surveyor with over 20 years of experience. An expert in providing financial, procurement, contractual and legal services for all aspects of construction works, Louise has developed strong expertise in managing contractual issues, dispute resolution and representing a wide range of clients for projects ranging from £5k to £100m.

Louise has the strong ability to analyse and evaluate data in a wide range of contexts, she is a natural problem solver and her passion for Construction Law ensures the best results for clients.

Starting her career, Louise trained to be a Quantity Surveyor for a privately-owned Main Contractor company where she learnt all disciplines involved in Contracting, from Site Engineering to Planning. She is skilled in Project Estimation, Construction, Contract Management and Subcontracting.

Having had some experience of producing claim documentation whilst working with two Main Contractors, and successfully representing many Sub-contractors with payment disputes, by either presenting their contractual position at meetings or producing contractual letters, Louise joined Arbicon to expand her knowledge further and focus her talents on construction disputes.

Louise works closely with the Arbicon team thus all issues are thoroughly examined resulting in the best possible advice available to any person or corporation involved in construction business. A rare combination of surveying and law skills, with particular expertise in resolving disputes out of Court and quickly, promoting cash flow and resolving unwanted problems.

Arbicon are now one of the leading firms of advocates for construction disputes and adjudication in the UK. Quantity Surveyors with specialist knowledge of the law in construction and adjudication are the best option for help in any construction dispute and Arbicon do not differentiate between large or small parties or disputes, resolution is made to work commercially whatever the case.

Notable Projects & Skills

Louise has worked on numerous cases and projects, below is a sample of some notable ones:

Refurbishment of mansion with a value of £2.3m – PQS services providing legal, financial and contractual advice and services to the Client and her team

Marriott Construction (Kier) - Procurement and cost management of up to 30 trades at a time on each project.

Main Contractor - Managed financial reporting and forecasting of projects up to £10m

Subcontractors - Various ad-hoc QS services for payment disputes

Brickwork Subcontractor - Headed the rebranding/remodelling of an internal department

Brickwork and Scaffolding Contractor - Initiated legal and contractual procedures to enable growth

Shell Construction Subcontractor - Representation in meetings and successfully protecting financial and contractual position on projects

Industrial projects - QS

Brickwork Subcontractor - Checking employment terms and payments of agency labour

Commercial projects - QS

Housing projects - QS

Education projects - QS

Manufacturing projects - QS

Laminates Subcontractor - Contractual letter writing services

Shell Construction Subcontractor - Contractual letter writing services

Laminates Subcontractor - Representation in meetings and successfully protecting financial and contractual position on projects

Main Contractor - various projects from £12k to £100m

Subcontractor - Providing ad-hoc Quantity Surveying services relating to payment disputes


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