Our Experts

Tony Hilton

Anthony Hilton – Director

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, MSc IT, MRICS 

Anthony is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has a Master degree in I.T. He has over 25 years of experience and involvement in building and civil engineering and associated construction disputes, in particular, the contentious aspects of adjudication and arbitration. He regularly prepares contractual claims and has extensive experience in assisting lawyers in the preparation of documents for court actions, arbitrations and mediation, including supporting lawyers and counsel in legal proceedings. You can contact Tony via email at tony@constructionclaim.com.au


John Lally

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, Diploma Construction Law, Diploma Construction Management 

John is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has a diploma in both Construction Law and Construction Management and Programming. John has held senior contracts management positions on various types of projects ranging from Oil and Gas, Rail, Civil, Commercial, Education, Health and Manufacturing. John has a thorough knowledge of the construction industry, having been employed with Tier 1 Contractors, Private Practice Consultants, Subcontractors and Developers within Australia and Ireland. John relishes in the detail and prides himself on the attention to detail, he has expert data mining abilities and when combined with a close working relationship with Site Supervisors, Engineers and Programmers this proves an indispensable position to any project when disputes arise. You can contact John via email at john@constructionclaim.com.au


Fraser Johns

Fraser Johns

B Eng Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) 

Fraser is a civil engineer and early on in his career expressed an interest in working in the commercial field of construction.  His expertise includes dealing with all aspects of contract administration including the assistance in a number of expert reports where there have been disputes or differences in the measurement and valuation of variations and claims for additional payment. Fraser is Self-motivated and goal-oriented with a high degree of flexibility, creativity, commitment and prides himself on his strong work ethic. You can contact Fraser via email at fraser@constructionclaim.com.au



Nick Thorvaldson

Bachelor of Building (Construction Management)

Nick Thorvaldson has over 14 years’ Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Construction and Research & Development experience. He is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and holds current full membership with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (accredited by The International Cost Engineering Council), the Australian Institute of Building, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Nick has a wide range of experience in cost development, and post contract QS services (valuations, variations, re-measurement of contract works) and production of costs based on revised resourcing and requirements (Engineering, Rail Communications, Construction and R&D). Nick’s depth of understanding of complex Projects and Alliance’s is gained through 14 years’ technical experience in the industry and a further 4 years as an Officer in The Australian Defence Force. You can contact Nick via email at nick@constructionclaim.com.au 


Donald Grant

Donald Grant

Glasgow College of Technology (ONC and HNC), Association of Institute of Engineers (Australia) 

Donald has learnt his trade over a period of some 45 years and has been engaged in many senior positions, covering all of aspects of the commercial construction spectrum. He has extensive experience in supporting legal advisers and delay & disruption experts in the resolution of disputes. In the 45 year period he has covered many areas of work encompassing Oil and Gas (CSG/LNG, Shale Oil), Coal handling, Aluminium (mining, refining and and smelting), Underground Copper mining and surface refining, Downstream LNG, Shale Oil, Nickel/Cobalt refining, major infrastructure facilities (Roads, Bridges, Dams, Railway infrastructure, Power Stations, Marine works and Water Filtration/Supply Plants). You can contact Donald via email at donald@constructionclaim.com.au