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 Expert  728105

Expert in Quantity Surveying, Construction Cost, Construction Contracts

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert qualified as a chartered quantity surveyor in 1983 and was elevated to a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) in 1990. In 2008 Expert was elected as a Practising Associate of The Academy of Experts.

Expert spent nine years working as a quantity surveyor for medium and large construction companies in the UK and after practising on own account as a professional quantity surveyor for three years, he formed Expert's Firm in 1986 and is now managing director. Expert's Firm is a professional firm of Chartered Quantity Surveyors with offices in Northampton in the Midlands, and Kendal and Windermere in the North West of the UK.

Expert has extensive experience in the provision of traditional quantity surveying services to the contracting and professional sides of the construction industry and continues to personally provide, the full spectrum of quantity surveying services to a wide range of private and business clients. Expert is committed to remaining a practising professional and has developed skills and knowledge from a solid foundation of nearly 40 years experience in the construction industry.

Expert is experienced in the areas of construction quantum, cost, and contract with particular experience in procurement, construction contracts, pre-contract documentation, contractor's estimating, post-contract documentation and management, preparation of final accounts and construction claims.

Expert has acted as quantiity surveyor on projects up to a value of £10,000,000 and has experience of commercial, industrial, retail, domestic and educational projects.

Expert has acted as party appointed expert on quantity surveying issues for claimants and defendants on a number of disputes. Oral evidence given in court, arbitration, adjudication and mediation proceedings.

Expert undertakes regular training as a quantity surveyor and as an expert witness and he maintains a record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with best practice and the requirements of the RICS.

Expert acts as counsellor and supervisor for candidates training for RICS qualification under the Expert Raven Ltd structured training scheme.


construction cost


construction cost estimation


cost control


construction claim


construction contract


quantity surveying

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2008   Practising Associate   Quantity Surveying   Academy of Experts  
1990   FRICS   Quantity Surveying   Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors  
1983   MRICS   Quantity Surveying   Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors  
1978   AIQS   Quantity Surveying   Institute of Quantity Surveyors  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to




Managing Director


Expert is the founder of the firm

Career Accomplishments:

Academy of Experts, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to   Northamptonshire County Council   Quantity Surveyor   Since 1987 Expert has acted for the council in connection with the construction of a variety of educational projects, including schools and a young offenders' centre. Expert is currently working on the construction of a new fire station
1992 to   Daventry District Coucil   Quantity Surveyor   Since 1992 Expert has acted for the council in connection with the construction of a number of schools, a community centre, and a museum. Expert is currently working on the final account for an industrial site
2008 to   Corby Borough Council   Quantity Surveyor   ExpertRaven has a three year framework agreement with Corby BC and Expert is currently working on a project to refurbish flats and social housing
2005 to 2008   Kettering Borough Council   Quantity Surveyor   Expert worked on an industrial demolition project for the council

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert is currently acting for a school defending arbitration proceedings brought by a contractor. The dispute is concerned with final account time and cost issues . Value of dispute £2m
  • Expert has acted through a lawyer as expert witness on a dispute between a private individual and a builder. The dispute was about the level of extra charges from the builder on a barn conversion. The dispute was settled before exchange of reports. Value £80k
  • Expert has given evidence in a mediation hearing in connection with a dispute between a contractor and a local authority. The dispute was about the final account for the refurbishment of high rise flats. Value £600k
  • Expert has acted directly for an international client in a dispute with a contractor. The client was a specialist subcontractor to a security contractor and the dispute was about time and cost. Dispute value £1m
  • Expert has acted for a client defending an adjudication against a large contractor. Expert gave evidence at the hearing. Dispute value £900k
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:
Expert has acted as expert on a number of cases in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation and has given oral evidence in them all.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has delivered many in-house training courses to his own staff on quantity surveying matters and is due to make a presentation to the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce on 'The Pitfalls of Building'. This presentation is for the benefit of the South Lakes business and leisure industry.

Other Skills and Services

Expert believes that an expert should be actively practising in his or her field of expertise in order to be able to give an opinion based on real experience of 'doing the job'. Expert provides expert services within the requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and Expert's reports are prepared in accordance with the Academy of Experts recommendations.


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