DAC Consulting Services is a professional consultancy founded in London by a groupof senior engineers, project managers, former CEOs and entrepreneurs, with combined technical expertise required to support international markets on dispute resolution and insurance claims in major and complex projects worldwide. The firm delivers world-class engineering and technical support services.
DAC is a leader in Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness Services. Its key offerings include: Dispute Advisory Services: Technical Expert Witness Services, litigation support, pre-arbitration/litigation advice and Delay/Quantum Analysis; as well as Insurance Claims & Technical Support: forensic engineering and technical advice (RCA, reinstatement, timeline).
Managing Director Daniel Correa has been involved in some of the largest disputes and technical claims in the world, advising clients going through complex disputes while maintaining an independent and factual position in the quality of his reports.
As an expert, his specialist fields are Mechanical Forensic Engineering, Delay Analysis and Project Management. He is, among others, a Chartered Engineer in the UK, a Member of the Mechanical Engineering Institute in London, a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Member of the Project Management Institute, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators He noted: “For the (re)insurance market, we provide both RCA and scheduling support, with a capacity to act as expert witnesses when needed in High Court litigation and arbitrations.
Moreover, for the dispute resolution market, we provide a unique range of technical expertise combined with delay/disruption and quantum analysis, which not many other boutique companies can do. We can dissect complex technical matters into simpler opinions that are easier to understand for nontechnical readers. We strive by providing valuable and accurate advice and opinion.”
DAC’s scope is truly cross-border, with experts in many locations that have local knowledge of markets, projects and standards. This gives the firm a sizeable advantage when compared with the standard single-office way of working. DAC is agile, and can service its clients with an abundance of skills and languages worldwide – centrally managed from London.
However, like many of us around the world, DAC has not been spared the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Correa explained: “Site inspections are usually quite important for our Forensic Engineering practice, especially in the area of large and complex insurance claims. Because of the travel restrictions imposed by local governments, we have had to perform mostly desktop reviews in our cases – although this has massively improved not only our research skills, but our knowledge database too.”
Looking to the future, he added: “We simply have to let COVID-19 run its course and see how the world changes, although our model easily adapts to the remote working environment. Having said that, we do have plans for the coming months – to increase our service offering in areas such as Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, as well as wider Europe.”