- Senior Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +61 7 3225 4929
- F: +61 7 3225 4999
- Level 20, CP1
- 345 Queen Street
- Brisbane, QLD, 4000
- T: +61 7 3225 4900
- F: +61 7 3225 4999
- B.S., Building Surveying, University of Reading
- Post Graduate Diploma, Arbitration, University College of Estate Management
- Post Graduate Diploma, Law, Nottingham Law School
- M.S., Construction Law and Practice, Salford University Law School
- Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
- Fellow of Chartered Institution of Arbitrators
- Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Robert Gemmell is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Brisbane. Robert is in the Construction Solutions practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment.
Robert is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator and Adjudicator and also acts as Expert Determiner and Expert Witness. Robert offers over 25 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry working in both professional practice and construction contracting companies in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.K.
Whilst maintaining a ‘hands-on’ role in live construction and engineering projects, Robert has specialised in construction contracts and disputes, receiving over 100 appointments as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Expert Determiner, and given evidence in court under oath as Expert Witness, in disputes ranging from several thousand to several hundred millions of Australian Dollars.
Robert is named in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts Guide, 2018 as leading expert in the field of Construction Quantum and Delay and WWL says “Robert Gemmell stands out for "his deep understanding of delay and disruption costing" and for his "high-quality outputs".
Robert is an RICS (Oceania) Registered Expert Witness and Expert Determiner, a QBCC panel Adjudicator in Queensland, and a registered Adjudicator in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.
Robert is a visiting/guest lecturer on the Master of Construction Law programme at the University of Melbourne, an approved tutor for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Oceania, joint author with Her Honour Judge Frances Kirkham of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ books on adjudication, and a member of the Society of Construction Law Australia.
Robert is also the author of the book entitled “The Quantification of Delay and Disruption in Construction and Engineering Projects” published by Thomson Reuters in 2017. The book is an authoritative and practical text on how to assess the time effect of delay events with a particular emphasis on how to quantify the financial loss caused by both delay and disruption and is described in the foreword by the Hon. Justice Vickery, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, as a “work of legal scholarship and authority”.