Expert Witness

Our Founder and Executive Chairman, Jean Richards, has been instructed as an expert witness since the mid 1980’s, involving a wide range of vessel types and covering a variety of disputes and appearances in thirteen legal jurisdictions.

Quantum’s historical shipping library, extensive database and the wide ranging commercial experience of our personnel means we can offer extensive and in depth expert support covering the majority of vessel types within the shipping industry including tankers, gas ships, bulk carriers, container ships, offshore support vessels and passenger vessels.

We can offer market expertise on:
• Second hand values
• Newbuilding prices
• Period time charter rates
• Freight rates
• Spot trip charter rates
• Average earnings/voyage costs
• Operating costs, insurance, repairs
• Investment appraisals and investment returns, loans and accounts

In addition to the evaluation of market rates and earnings, we are able to assist on more complex strategic or forensic accounting matters, with the use of modelling including discounted cash flow techniques.