Architectural expert Martin Leatham joins HKA in Singapore

18 March 2024 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read
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Global consultancy firm HKA has welcomed architectural expert Martin Leatham to its team in Asia.

Based in Singapore, Martin Leatham brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the construction industry to the firm. He has four decades of experience in design, development and project management, and a further five years in an expert witness and design advisory capacity.

During his career, Leatham has worked on a wide range of large-scale projects in Asia Pacific, the UK, the US, and the Middle East, and has experience in commercial, retail, educational, rail transit, and airport-related projects.

Architectural expert Martin Leatham joins HKA in Singapore

Leatham has been appointed as an architectural expert at international arbitration hearings, and he’s given oral evidence and been cross-examined. He has also provided concurrent evidence (hot tubbing) on various large disputes in Asia Pacific.

His expert reports have covered such matters as building defects, compliance with statutory building standards and codes, architectural design, design management and procedures, standards of materials and workmanship, contract administration and potential negligence, as well as the impact of various procurement routes.

Commenting on his new challenge, Leatham said: “I am delighted to be part of HKA, a company known for its excellence in dispute resolution and risk management services. I look forward to contributing to the success of the company and providing high-quality expert services to our clients.”

Kourosh Kayvani, Partner and Forensic Technical Services Lead for Asia Pacific, said: “Martin’s extensive experience and proven track record in large-scale international projects make him a valuable addition to our team of experts. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise which will further strengthen the capabilities of our team.”

Headquartered in London, HKA is a global consultancy firm specialised in the capital markets and construction sectors, providing project advisory, risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services.