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CostPro | Quantity Surveying, Claims & Disputes Consultancy | London


General Overview

Ashley is an internationally experienced consultant. In order to perform his role as effectively as possible, there is a requirement to remain hands-on and understanding of all and any updates to industry commercial and claims management, as such he continues to provide consultancy services on a part-time basis only. 

Ashley has come from a major projects background. He has commercial and legal qualifications and a vast variety of experience to enhance his ability to deal with commercial matters and major construction claims and disputes. He has excellent experience of dealing with complex claims and contractual/legal issues and in determining strategy.

Key Strengths

  • Claims and Commercial management services with 19+ years’ experience in the construction industry working across many sectors.

  • Extensive knowledge in all aspects of construction, from pre-construction stage to final account

  • Operated both traditional and design and build contracts with an in-depth knowledge of various standard forms and bespoke contracts

  • Experienced in all aspects of commercial management, value engineering, change control and risk management

  • Experienced in negotiating complex contract terms and/or change events in order to secure best value

  • Able to provide a high standard of commercial control on technically challenging projects

  • Managed 20+ Adjudications and 5+ Arbitrations

  • Hardworking, articulate, confident and persuasive team-builder, with the ability to motivate and communicate to achieve exceptional results

  • Technically competent with sound IT, planning and organisational skills


Employment History

2010 - Present: CostPro Consulting [Director] 

2018 - 2021:  Systech International [Commercial Director] 

2016 - 2018:  Systech International [Head of Major Projects] 

2004 - 2016:  Systech International [Consultant]

Project & Dispute Experience


  • IChemE

  • NEC

  • RIBA


  • JCT

  • Network Rail 

  • Bespoke Contracts


  • United Kingdom

  • Canada



Sector Experience

  • BSc (Hons) in Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying)

  • RICS Diploma in Arbitration – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

  • LLM in Construction Law

  • MCIArb Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Health

  • Telecommunications & IT

  • Utilities

  • Water

  • Power

  • Rail

  • Highways

  • Building

  • Commercial

  • Civil Engineering

  • Mechanical and Electrical

  • Aviation

Ashley Crawford

Ashley Crawford

Managing Director / Senior Claims Consultant

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