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 Expert  727599

Expert in Sports Turf Design, Contract Management, Steep Slope Stabilisation, Drainage and Land Reclamation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert graduated with a B.Sc(Agric.) degree in agronomy at the University of Natal. Having managed a reclamation and construction company in South Africa in which he had the major shareholding, He moved to the UK in 1986 to open his professional practice. His expertise lies in agronomy, soil science and project management in land reclamation and the development of sports facilities. As an expert witness his reports have centred on hazards in sporting facilities and disputes arising out of construction and maintenance procedures.

He has advised in turfgrass establishment in all locations, specialising in drainage and soil management. He offers a holistic service in the construction of new sports facilities from feasibility through to construction and on-going management. Projects have been undertaken directly with local authorities, companies and private clubs. He has written a number of scientific papers published internationally and undertakes lecture assignments at Merrist Wood and Hadlow Colleges.

Associated with colleagues in land surveying, civil engineering and laboratory services the full scope of services offered include:

• Overall land assessment defining limitations. • Engineering soil surveys with detailed physical and chemical soil testing. • Drainage studies: surface and underground. • Earthworks study, soil and water management. • Technical specifications and bills of quantities. • Construction management and quality control. • Vegetation establishment and maintenance management. • Arbitration in technical disputes.


earth erosion


erosion control




soil erosion


storm drainage


storm drainage system




surface water


surface water runoff


surface-water drainage


water erosion






soil conservation


sports turf construction

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   BSc agric   Agronomy   University of Natal  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2007


Lyster Grillet and Harding






Design and Project Management

1996 to 2010


London Maccabi Recreation Trust


Sports Club




Consultant in maintenance, design and project management.

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Expert Witnesses, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Turfgrass Society, Institute of Professional Soil Scientists.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 12 international publications

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He conducted feasibility study, prepared tender documentation and over-saw the develpment of sports complex at new community college
  • He consults on landscape development at Olympic park
  • He was an expert witness in a mediation concerning dispute in the drainage on professional fotball pitch
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Reports and court appearance on a number of cases involving contractor/client/consultant disputes,injury on sports surfaces and failure in contrruction
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Tennis court design and construction.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
to 1997   Portugal   He prepared documentation for repair to slope slippage and over-saw construction a golf course
to 2007   Menorca,Spain   He inspected and prepared a report on golf course site

Additional Skills and Services:

Associate qualification with Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Other Skills and Services

contract management


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