Independent Experts and Witnesses

Leading Australian Hotel Advisers With Over 25 Years Experience and 650+ Projects

Dransfield provides independent analysis that can assist market offerings and formal or informal dispute determination.

Dransfield has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions for a wide range of matters in the Supreme Courts, Land & Environment Courts and the Federal Court of Australia.

We also assist in informal dispute resolution and have successfully acted for international and local clients in mediations and arbitrations.

Dransfield is the holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence. This complements our services in providing expert reports, PDS, litigation support, and board advisory.

  • Acted for various publicly listed entities assessing forecasts provided in prospectus and takeovers.
  • Acted for an international hotel operator in assessing whether their hotels performance had deteriorated as a consequence of the managers performance or market conditions outside of their control.
  • Provided expert advice on the performance of a strata title hotel versus original forecasts.
  • Acted for the operator in assessing the future trading prospects of a Gateway Convention & Exhibition Centre, including a valuation of the management rights for a partnership  dispute.
  • Acted for the owner of the property in a 20 year rental dispute involving reserved rent in excess of $100m. This arbitration took place over 40 weeks.
  • Acted for a fund manager to ascertain whether the hotel was being operated in accordance with the standard required by lease.