Jamie Shafto is a director and testifying delay expert witness within BRG’s Global Construction practice.

He has twenty-one years of experience working within planning/programming-related disciplines, including forensic delay analysis, productivity analysis, tender and construction planning, project management and development management.

Mr Shafto has been appointed as an independent expert witness, opining on matters relating to delay. He has provided written and oral evidence in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) arbitrations and has been cross-examined by Queen’s Counsel.

Before being appointed as a delay expert witness, Mr Shafto provided extensive assistance to an industry-leading delay expert in both common and civil law arbitrations. He regularly provides support to counsel with the preparation of pleadings, cross-examination of expert and factual witnesses and closing submissions. He prepares and defends delay claims on behalf of employers, contractors and subcontractors and carries out independent determinations of delay claims.

Utilising his extensive knowledge and practical experience, Mr Shafto has conducted seminars to lawyers, contractors and consultants debating the various delay analysis techniques.

Mr Shafto spent the first eight years of his career in the UK, working for leading international contractors on multidisciplined construction projects. He has gained a further thirteen years of experience in the Middle East and North Africa. His experience spans a number of construction sectors, such as retail, aviation, rail, high-rise commercial and residential, hospitality, healthcare, infrastructure, oil and gas, sewerage treatment plants and data centres.

Mr Shafto also has extensive construction knowledge and experience and is proficient in carrying out contract reviews. He has assisted with the review and drafting of professional service agreements and construction contracts and has provided recommendations relating to contractual risk and project controls best practice.

Employment History

Navigant Consulting

Arcadis (formerly EC Harris)

Bovis Lend Lease


Osoul, Libya


Kele Contracting

First Line Consultancy


Bouygues, UK

StructureTone, UK


National Certificate in Building Studies

Areas of Expertise


BSc (Hons), Construction Management (ongoing)