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 Expert  728554

Expert in Party Wall Disputes, Access Issues to Neighbouring Lands for Construction Purposes, Flooring Defects

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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Expert has been a Party Wall Surveyor since 1999 (three years after the Party Wall, etc, Act 1996 came into force throughout England). He has been involved in numerous Party Wall disputes throughout England. He had acted as a Party Wall Surveyor on behalf of one of the UK's largest supermarket chains in the past, in relation to the development of new super stores throughout England. The range of projects that he has been involved in included residential, commercial and industrial developments. The client base ranged from small domestic owners, property developers to large national & multi-national companies. Some of the projects Expert had previously dealt with, involved complex phasing, thus making impact of the works on the adjoining premises extremely complex to recognise. In such cases, through his vast knowledge of construction processes as a Construction Project Manager has was able to identify the key issues by requiring essential information from the design/construction teams, necessary to assess the full impact of the proposal on the normal operations carried out within the affected Adjoining Owners premises (e.g. excessive noise, dust/fume emissions, water ingress, perceived H&S threats, security issues concerning unauthorised access, future maintenance issues, etc). Hence, through such an understanding of design and construction processes, Expert had been successful in protecting the Adjoining Owners from unwarranted activities thus averting further disputes.

The issues of compensation for damages and security of expenses are acknowledged by many Practitioners in this field as too contentious to deal with. However, practical experience in this field has also enabled Expert to rise up to such challenges, as and when required. Furthermore, Expert has been involved in cases of breaches of the Party Wall Act, where upon distinguishing the compliance failure, the consequential damages following such breaches had to be assessed. Such assessments included quantifying the extent of the damage, the impact on the premises use/performance or breaches of regulations, codes of practices, British Standards and remedial costs involved. Such assessments of consequential failures, which quite often have an impact on various aspects of building performance or component failures, require detailed knowledge of construction technology, building regulations, estimating and construction law. Expert's detailed knowledge has enabled him to embrace all such matters seamlessly, thus assisting a legal challenge to be lodged quickly and cost effectively by relying on a single source of reference without undue need to involve several Experts. He has also assisted lawyers to lodge claims on behalf of the aggrieved parties and attend mediation sessions to assist in resolving the disputes out of court.

In assessing Party Wall matters, quite often a wider understanding of other relevant issues would be necessary, when assessing such issues. Throughout his dealing with such matters, Expert has also been able to compile valuable experience in other allied areas including, access licences, tower crane licences, access to neighbouring land Act and Rights of Light, where The Party Wall Act may/may not be applicable and other matters equally had to be considered, when compiling Party Wall Assessment Reports on behalf of entities requiring instigation of the relevant notifiable works on their behalf.

Expert is currently a member of Pyramus & Thisbe Club (North West & London Branches) and a Fellow member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS). He is also on the national register of the FPWS as a Third Surveyor, in order to resolve any disputes amongst Party Wall Surveyors.


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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2000   Master of Science   Construction Engineering   Sheffield Hallam University  
1982   Associateship in Construction Management & Economics   Construction Management   Sheffield City Polytechnic  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Director (Proprietor)


He is responsible for all areas of managing the company. He performs all day to day tasks of running his own company, which include but are not limited to dealing with Clients, performance of all technical tasks (i.e. Party Wall surveying, design, surveys, project management, expert witness commissions, etc), invoicing and general administration (but not including typing reports, etc).

2000 to 2007


RP&P Management Limited



Senior Surveyor/Project Manager


He was responsible for a team of two Building Surveyors. His activities included Party Wall surveying, project management, maintenance programme management, building & dimensional surveys, preparation of CAD plans, Planning & Building regulations approval, preparation of structural calculations, tender preparation, contract document preparation, contract administration, expert witness works, DDA consultancy, etc.

1995 to 2000


West Yorkshire Police


Buildings & Estates Department


Building Surveyor


He was responsible for the following activities; Carry out building surveys, prepare drawings, specification for the works, estimating, prepare tender documents, planning/programming, execution of the works on site, contract administration, planned and preventative maintenance, defects diagnosis, structural calculations for planned improvements, planning supervision, etc.

1990 to 1995


Design & Construction Management Services





He was responsible for running his own company (Sole Trader). His was responsible for carrying out site surveys, prepare design drawings, structural calculations, obtain Building Regulations/ planning consents, prepare, specification & contract documents, tendering & project managing of the works on site.

1998 to 1990


Tarmac Construction Limited


Civil Engineering Division




He was responsible for a team of Site Engineers. He was involved initially with construction of a dual carriageway and a bridge. He was later transferred to a specialist division involved in installation of Cathodic Protection System to M6 via-duct in West Midlands.

1996 to 1998


Foundation Co of Canada (Vancouver, Canada)



Site Engineer


He was responsible for assisting the Site Superintendent in relation to the construction of a prestigious high rise residential block in down-town Vancouver. His tasks included assisting in planning the works, materials requisitioning and general site management duties.

1982 to 1986


Sheffield City Council



Building Surveyor


He was responsible for defects diagnosis, instigation of remedial actions, preparation of survey reports, instigation of improvement/repair works on site, quality monitoring and dealing with tenants, Housing Managers and Councillors relating to a large housing stock comprising over 2750 properties of a mixed nature.

Career Accomplishments:

Corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB); Fellow of Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FFPWS); Fellow of Association of Building Engineers (FBEng); Fellow of Society of Professional Engineers (PEng).

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert had successfully acted as an Expert Witness on behalf of a Client whose property was extensively damaged by unauthorised works to the Party Walls. Expert provided both expert advice to the aggrieved party and their legal team on Party Wall legislations and carried out a survey of damages including providing costs for remedial works. On such basis, the legal team acting on behalf of the aggrieved party secured a deal amounting to a substantial sum to be reimbursed to them for the damages and other relevant costs including legal costs.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has acted on behalf of Clients' legal teams in relation to a number of disputes including; replacement of defective floor tiles to a major Bus Station in Bristol (over 850m2), tree root damage to a boundary wall forming a Bus Station in Weston-Super-Mare, major collapse of Bus Parking area forming part of a large Bus Depot in Stoke-on- Trent (caused as a result of unauthorised undermining/ removal of boundary retaining structure by the developers of the adjoining site) and widespread damages to a Party Wall causing rainwater ingress affecting four floors and major damage to the roof covering of an unoccupied building of mixed use in Bradford.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1996 to 1998   Canada, British Columbia   Expert worked as a Site Engineer for Foundation Co. of Canada in Vancouver on a high rise prestigious residential block on behalf of a Hong Kong based consortium of Developers.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Persian   Expert speaks, reads and writes fluently in Persian and he has a High School Diploma from a Persian High School.
Spanish   Expert has a basic grasp of Spanish language. He is currently studying Spanish on his own and he hopes to take up D.E.L.E. Level 1 examinations in Spanish in 2011.

Market Research:
As previously referred, Expert is a Fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors & a member of P&T Club. He has been a Practitioner in the field of Party Wall surveying for a considerable period of time. Also, he has retained the status of "Third Surveyor" for past three years (on the National Register of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors). In order to achieve this level of excellence, he had to demonstrate his knowledge & expertise through professional interviews both technical and legal knowledge in the field of Party Wall Surveying. This is the highest level of achievement in the field, whereby the Third Surveyor acts as an Adjudicator nominated by Party Wall Surveyors involved in a Party Wall dispute. In the event that the Surveyors cannot agree on how to conclude the relevant disputed matter, the Third Surveyor would be asked to make a decision to resolve the issue. Normally, such a decision is backed by the Courts.

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Additional Skills and Services:

Expert had developed Party Wall training literature and had previously given seminars to firms of Architects, Engineers & Quantity Surveyors. He had also been instrumental in developing a bespoke computerised Party Wall Notice software package, thus expediting the preparation of Party Wall Notices and Party Wall Awards including elimination of typo errors leading to nullifying the legal documents served on behalf of Building Owners.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Pyramus & Thisbe Club The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors Legal Firms

Other Skills and Services

As referred already, Expert not only can deal with identification of a breach of the Party Wall Act, but he can carry out full survey of the consequential impact of the damages on building performance, component failure and infringement of relevant regulations, codes of practice, British Standards, etc together with quantifying and estimating the cost of remedial actions.


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