Mr Colin Featherstone

Chartered Quantity Surveyor

TAE Accreditations

  • Expert Witness
  • Expert Determiner

Specialist Registers

  • Expert Determiner


  • Member of the Society of Construction Law
  • Member of Arbrix
  • Member of the Adjudication Society
  • Member of the Association of Independent Construction Adjudicators (AICA)
  • Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) QS (1984)
  • Diploma in Arbitration (2000)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building FCIOB (2005)
  • Accredited expert (Cubs) (2006)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators FCIArb (2006)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors FRICS (2007)
  • Qualified Dispute Resolver (Expert Determiner) (2010)

Expert Witness Snapshot

Colin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor specialising in time and quantum, with over 30 years post graduate experience.  He has broad industrial experience in  a wide variety of industry sectors in the UK, Europe, Scandanavia, Africa, the Middle East and Canada:

  • Building including residential, conversions, industrial, office, retail, healthcare, educational, restoration of listed buildings and facades, hotels, and leisure facilities.

  • Infrastructure including road, rail, tunnels, structures and metro.

  • Power generation and process plants.

  • Mine facilities.

  • Oil & Gas.

  • Marine.

  • Water.

He has also sat on a number of occasions as Adjudicator, Expert Determiner, Arbitrator, Accredited Expert Witness (specialising in quantum and time) and he is an accredited Mediator (LSM).

He routinely prepares claims, counter claims, reviews quantum, time and abatement in respect of defects.

He has prepared Expert Reports on quantum and time in relation to buildings; infrastructure; power & Process; restitution costs for cleanup of contaminated land; loss of earnings; fire damage; cost and quality of workmanship in criminal (Fraud) proceedings.

He has acquired experience in a variety of Contract Forms (including JCT, ICE, Highways, NEC FIDIC, IChemE, and numerous bespoke forms) and Methods of Measurement (SMM, CESMM, Highways and bespoke).

CF Associates can also provide Programme Management or Claims Management Systems for live projects or as part of an early neutral review, BIM services - modelling from 2D to 3D, 4D (time) and 5D (cost / value) and is actively investigating the application of Drones for survey purposes.

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