Code : 2023071
Event Name : Quantity surveyor as Expert witness
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Jeffrey Wong and Mr. Hinson Cheung

Mr. Jeffrey Wong is a Managing Director with Secretariat, specialising in consulting on construction projects in the area of quantity surveying. Mr. Wong has analysed, and prepared construction claims for complex construction projects throughout Asia. As a result, he has extensive experience in preparing/assessing prolongation and disruption claims, valuation of variations and re-rating. In addition, he has been appointed as quantum expert and has given evidence at numerous arbitrations and litigations.

Mr. Hinson Cheung is a Senior Associate in Pinsent Masons, and Solicitor Advocate specialising in construction and engineering law. He is dual-qualified as a quantity surveyor and is a member of the HKIS as well as a Fellow of the CIArb and HKIArb. Mr. Cheung has handled numerous arbitrations and litigations involving major infrastructure projects and is experienced in liaising with quantum, programming, structural engineering and geotechnical engineering experts. He is listed on the HKIS HKIA Joint Panel of Arbitrators, and the HKIS Panel of Adjudicators.
Event Date : 2023-05-16
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2023-05-14
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : YSG
Organizer : Young Surveyors Group
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members
Priority : YSG Members; First-come-first-served (Successful applicant would receive confirmation before CPD)
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Expert evidence is used in litigations and arbitrations to assist the court / tribunal when the case before it involves complex technical issues requiring specific knowledge or experience. Quantity surveyors have been appointed as expert witnesses to give expert evidence in the resolution of many construction disputes.


This CPD will introduce the role of an expert witness from the perspective of a quantity surveyor and the following topics will be discussed:

  1. Role of an expert witness
  2. The history and development of expert witnesses under the common law jurisdiction
  3. The duties and liabilities of an expert witness
  4. How an expert witness fulfils his/her duties
  5. What is the common procedure adopted in adducing expert evidence
  6. Single joint expert
Remarks :

*For Face-to-Face:

  • Prior online registration is required. Walk-in registration will not be entertained.
  • Participant who has been tested positive for COVID-19 should not attend the CPD event until tested negative by rapid antigen tests.
  • Eating and drinking is not allowed at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
Payment : HKD 150
Face-to-Face/Zoom : Face-to-Face