A third-party independent assessment offers a non-binding technical assessment of matters in dispute. It is aimed at assisting the parties reach an amicable settlement without having to refer their disputes to formal dispute proceedings.

Third-party independent assessment tends to be an ex-contractual process, where HKA is appointed at the agreement of both parties to carry out an independent assessment of their dispute.

The parties provide a copy of the contract and their claims, and give us access to project records and key staff. This allows us to gain a full understanding of the contractual framework and events and issues that have arisen on the project.

Based on all the project information made available, we perform a detailed analysis of the contract and factual matrix surrounding each event and issue, and also carry out our own delay analysis and quantum evaluation to establish the contractual entitlements of the parties.

Upon completion, we present findings and conclusions to both parties, facilitate negotiations, and draft the settlement agreement.