Mr Graham Topp

Quantum Expert
Mr Graham Topp
Mr Graham Topp
Brisbane, QLD

About Me

Registered Expert Witness, FRICS, FAIQS-CQS, MCIArb, MSc(Const.Law), BSc(Hons)QS

Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a registered expert witness, certified quantity surveyor and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Graham is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a BSc in quantity surveying and a masters degree in construction law.

Graham is involved in the preparation, analysis and submission of expert witness reports, addressing issues of quantum and disruption. He is retained to prepare reports in construction and engineering disputes in domestic and international arbitration, federal and supreme court litigation, adjudication and expert determination.

Graham has strong forensic analysis skills and is absolute in his management of process and procedure. He has prepared joint reports in conclave and has provided expert evidence.

Graham has provided estimating, procurement, contract, claims (typically related to the valuation of delay and disruption, loss and expense and final accounts) and commercial management on a broad range of projects including rail, metro, power, steel making, oil and gas, airport, bridge, commercial, residential, civil, health and industrial. He has worked with standard and bespoke main contracts and sub-contracts.

To date, Graham’s geographical experience includes the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Korea and the UAE.

Who's Who Legal says:
Graham has a strong reputation with peers and clients alike, who say he draws high praise for "skillfully explaining complex quantity-surveying data and issues in a simple and practical way", who go on to note "he understands the dispute process" while being "pragmatic and easy to deal with". Graham receives widespread endorsements from market sources as "an intelligent and user-friendly expert" who "produces polished written work". His “robust advice” and “excellent presentation as an expert witness” receive further praise. Graham impresses market sources who remark he is “highly professional, incredibly personable and adaptable in contentious matters”. Graham is widely celebrated by peers and clients for his “excellent technical and analytical skills”. "Graham is a respected figure in the Australian and New Zealand markets, commended for his outstanding work dealing with disputes of quantum."