Better service through better understanding
Jonathan Ketteridge Associates Ltd is an established commercial project and cost management consultancy based in Leeds currently servicing projects throughout the UK and globally.
From humble beginnings in 2005, JKA has since provided project management services on some of the most prestigious schemes in the region and claims management services on some of the highest-profile building projects internationally.
As a valued member of the team, JKA has been retained by its employer’s agency, dispute resolution and quantity surveying clients who appreciate the benefits of employing experienced, dual-qualified consultants.
“God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of the best shots.”
When Voltaire wrote those words in 1735 he probably didn’t have had a 17-year-old quantity surveyor sat at his desk in Leeds city centre in 1986 in mind. However, those words were very much uppermost in the thoughts of one young surveyor as he designed his career and planned his professional education.
From an early age, I recognised that further qualifications in project management and construction law would enable me to serve my clients better not only in those related disciplines but also in core quantity surveying practice.
My further training in construction law, project management and expert witness evidence advises an expert level understanding of quantity surveying practice and employer’s agency, as well as providing me with the skills to successfully deliver project management, adjudication advocacy, employer’s agency and expert witness services.
35 years later this practice, founded on those principles continues to go from strength to strength.
CertQS PGCertProjMan PGCertAdj DipSurv DipArb APAEWE FCIArb MRICS
Jonathan is a chartered quantity surveyor with post graduate qualifications in project management and construction dispute resolution with over 30 years experience acting as employer’s agent on construction contracts.
A fellow of the chartered institute of arbitrators, Jonathan has advised on international disputes with values in excess of £200m in recent years and has managed projects with contract sums of £30m.
Jonathan holds a masters level advanced professional award in expert witness evidence and has provided expert witness evidence in adjudication and litigation proceedings.
Nicholas HuskissonBSc(Hons) Msc
Nick is an experienced quantity surveyor with post graduate qualifications in construction dispute resolution and has considerable experience of successful commercial management of retail developments.
Nick has delivered quantity surveying services on developments in excess of £60m including dealing with issues arising from challenging existing structures and has successfully delivered numerous retail developments and advised on a number of disputes.
Nick has successfully acted as advocate on a number of adjudication proceedings brought under the provisions of the Construction Act.
James is an undergraduate quantity surveyor with experience delivering administrative assistance and technical surveying services.
Specialising in measurement and cost planning, James is an active student member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
A new addition to the team, Elisha is an Architecture (International) graduate with experience delivering administrative assistance and creative works.
Feedback & Testimonials
Expert Witness Litigation, Residential Development, Oxenhope
“Jonathan’s expert testimony was preferred by the judge in my case and assisted the court in achieving a fair outcome to the trial in relation to my dispute”.
Expert Witness Adjudication and Expert Assistance Disputed Lidl Account, Lidl Development, Ripley
“Jonathan’s expert testimony was preferred by the adjudicator in our case and assisted us in achieving a fair outcome to the tribunal relating to our construction dispute. Jon’s expert advice enabled us to make a privileged offer a sufficient sum to avoid the costs of the tribunal, when diplomacy failed”.
Ken PhilipBeam Consulting
Lay Advocate/ Construction Adjudication Disputed professional fees (numerous appointments)
“Jonathan’s advocacy services ensured that we recovered the fees outstanding to us. If you are involved in a construction dispute, you will want Jonathan by your side”.
Helen MacrowSouth Street Capital
Employer’s Agency and Quantity Surveying, Industrial Development, Long Bennington
“Jonathan’s experience helped us manage a smooth outcome to a development based around a complex agreement for lease, through carefully drafted employer’s requirements and a final account negotiated between the contractor and tenant”.
"Our retail development at Long Eaton required a “back to back” provision between an agreement for lease with Sainsury’s within the building contract. Jonathan’s considerable experience acting as Employer’s Agent enabled us to achieve just that, delivering the project on time and to budget."
Michael SchorahSt John’s Investments
"The insolvency of the Contractor on a multi-unit residential development in Wakefield left us in a state of flux both in relation to the appointment of a fresh contractor to complete the project and the negotiations with the receiver for the insolvent contractor.
Jonathan’s experience of the practicalities of insolvency was invaluable in handling the negotiation with receiver and achieving an outcome under both contracts which left our business in a good commercial position."