HKA is the world’s leading expert witness practice in the engineering and construction industries. Our experts also quantify various types of damages involving lost profits, business valuation, business interruption, bankruptcy, class action or intellectual property, as well as leading fraud and regulatory investigations; and we have a similarly strong track record supporting contractors to the federal government.

Whether providing expert advisory, expert determination or expert witness services, HKA occupies the unique, multi-disciplinary service that combines quantum, engineering, delay, disruption, damages, and government contracts analysis.

With over 500 experts, including more than 350 engineering and technical experts, HKA has a footprint on every continent.  Our engineering experts operate in many disciplines, including architectural, building services, civil and structural, geotechnical, health, safety and environmental, instrumentation and control systems, marine, mechanical and electrical, metallurgy and materials, and process and energy.

Clients have access to stand-alone experts or an integrated multi-disciplinary expert team, that are leaders and problem solvers, who thrive on complexity.

HKA experts help to resolve disputes in expert determination, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Experienced as party or tribunal appointed experts and advisors, we are able to advise and, if needed, give evidence under cross-examination, including concurrent ‘hottubbing’ – in every jurisdiction.

HKA has ranked as the top firm in Who’s Who Legal’s (WWL) construction Expert Witnesses analysis for the last four years, with our leading quantum, engineering and delay experts being recognised for their skills and reputation. Our expert witnesses also feature in WWL’s Arbitration analysis, selected for their excellence across a wide range of matters in arbitration.

We share this unparalleled expert knowledge with industry stakeholders. HKA has long hosted knowledge forums, seminars and workshops in association with leading QCs, barristers, lawyers and trade associations around the world.

HKA is an accredited Corporate Provider of Expert Services with the Academy of Experts with individually accredited experts from Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. HKA is currently the largest Corporate Provider within the Academy of Experts.

CRUX Insights, our annual publication, provides incomparable intelligence on the causes of claims and disputes gleaned through our analysis of major capital projects worldwide. We are committed to sharing CRUX’s lessons with clients and more widely so our industry can more effectively manage risks on complex projects.