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 Expert  729275

Expert in Valuation of Commercial and Residential Property, Dilapidations, Building Pathology, Construction


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United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 28 years experience in the surveying profession with a focus on disputes and their resolution. His early training was a broad general practice education looking at all aspects of property law; landlord and tenant; building construction and pathology; and valuation.

Expert is appointed to the RICS President's Panel Of Arbitrators.

He has developed his personal practice into mediation in order to apply his skills at assisting parties to resolve their issues in an effective manner at lower cost and in a less confrontational way where possible. In response to criticism of parties to Mediation wanting an outcome or certain conclusion a review of MedArb was conducted in which he concluded the difficulty of mixing arbitration and mediation was better resolved by mixing Mediation and Expert Determination.

His professional experience has spanned commercial and residential property, secondary to prime, with a particular emphasis on disputes acting as an expert witness and gaining his earliest experience in the witness box in lease renewal cases in the late 1980's in Central London, Clerkenwell and Edmonton County courts.

A member of the Valuation, Building Surveying, Construction and Dispute Resolution Faculties of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Actively involved in the valuation of residential and commercial property advising Vendors and Purchasers as well as Banks via the company's inclusion on commercial and residential bank valuation panels. He has given evidence as an expert witness in arbitration, expert determination, the LVT, the County Court, the High Court, and The Technology and Construction Court, and made expert determinations in rent and non-rent disputes and sits as an Arbitrator.

He founded, setup and run Expert's Firm in 1995 growing from 1 surveyor to a practice employing 41 people by 2007. He is managing partner of the City office of DilapsUK.

During the 25 years of his business life he has practised as a surveyor advising on all aspects of residential and commercial property, investment, development and management. This includes valuation; survey; pathology; defect diagnosis; sale; letting; purchase; management; repair; advice on Landlord & Tenant as well as Dilapidations, Boundary Disputes, Party Walls, Right to Light & Building Disputes.

He has extensive valuation experience on Residential and Commercial properties throughout London procured via work over the years in buying, selling and letting properties; managing property and advising on Landlord and Tenant issues, Rent Reviews and Lease Renewals. Lease Extensions and Enfranchisement; Valuing properties for banks, solicitors, trusts and private clients. He developed the firm's presence on many commercial and residential bank panels of which the numerous instructions give continuous ongoing experience of a wide variety of properties all over London and the South East.

He prepares numerous Expert Witness reports each year on a variety of issues including regular reports on issues of surveyors and solicitors negligence; before their demise he was regularly appointed to advise the Solicitors Indemnity Fund.

He has acted as an RICS APC Counsellor and Supervisor for 15 candidates over the last 10 years and is an RICS APC assessor. He enjoys running the firms CPD program and teaching graduates and more experienced surveyors different aspects of the profession. He has conducted many seminars often for bank managers on valuation themes and subjects.

Outside of surveying he has enjoyed business success in catering, hotel apartments and property investment. A father of two teenage boys he enjoys walking, skiing, fishing, Scrabble and travel.

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building surveying

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building valuation

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commercial building dispute

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commercial real estate appraisal

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construction claim

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construction defect

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dilapidation

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income property valuation

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loan valuation

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party wall

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party wall surveying

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property management

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real estate

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real estate appraisal

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residential property

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residential property management

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right to light

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valuation

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building fabric defect


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   B.Sc.(Eng)   Electrical Engineering   Imperial College  
2012   PG Dip   International Arbitration and Construction Law   Robert Gordon University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Managing Director

 

He leads the dispute resolution and expert witness team. Sitting as Arbitrator, Independent Expert or Mediator or advising court and parties as Expert Witness. Responsibility for training and direction.

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Partner - London City Office

 

Expert has practised surveying for the past 25 years advising Landlords and Tenants on all aspects of commercial property, investment, development and management. He services all Dilapidations issues in the City of London area and is also a member of the Valuation, Building Surveying, Construction and Dispute Resolution Faculties of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Appointed to RICS President's panel of Arbitrators 2011; Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2010, MCIArb; RICS Accredited Mediator 2009; Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 1991, MRICS; Member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology 1987 (Formerly the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), MIET; Associate of The City and Guilds of London Institute 1987, ACGI; B.Sc.(Eng.), Imperial College 1987, Electrical Engineering.

Licenses/Certifications

RICS Accredited Valuer; RICS Accredited Mediator.

Professional Appointments

Appointed to RICS President's panel of Arbitrators 2011;

Lay Trustee Imperial College of Science, Engineering and Medecine Students Union.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • London W3 – Dispute relating to damage to a house by deep adjacent excavations without consents involving Party Wall issues; construction issues and costs; valuation; and Mediation.
  • San Remo, Italy – Survey, Valuation €12,500,000 before major refurbishment, Advice on aspects of refurbishment contract of €5,500,000 with specific attention to Burma Teak Flooring, 2 Infinity Pools structural, and Windows and Stainless Steel railings in corrosive sea front environment.
  • 1 In the Technology and Construction Court he was the Applicants surveyor in the reported case of Cunningham v Collett and Farmer (2006) 113 Con LR 142 before His Honour Judge Coulson. An architect's negligence case relating to Project Management. Gave evidence on use of Letters of Intent and good practice in Project management. The judge criticised letters of intent for all the reasons Expert advised and advised when and how they should be used.
  • Eugena Limited v Gelande Corporation Limited [2004] EWHC 3273 (QB), HHJ Hegarty QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge (Judgment 29 October 2004). He was the expert instructed by ‘Gelande' advising on JCT Minor Works Contract, Use of Letters of Intent by project managers, the value and quality of works carried out under the different possible contracts.
  • Provided in 3 different cases over many years specialist expert evidence and testimony on the special impact of break clauses on the rental value of restaurant premises, cases including lease renewal in Tottenham Court Road; and a substantial compensation claim for negligence of 2 firms of solicitors, they being represented by Davis Coffer Lyons and Intrinsic respectively.
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:
His professional experience has spanned commercial and residential property, secondary to prime, with a particular emphasis on disputes acting as an expert witness and gaining his earliest experience in the witness box in lease renewal cases in the late 1980's in Central London, Clerkenwell and Edmonton County courts.

A member of the Valuation, Building Surveying, Construction and Dispute Resolution Faculties of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Actively involved in the valuation of residential and commercial property advising Vendors and Purchasers as well as Banks via the company's inclusion on commercial and residential bank valuation panels. He has given evidence as an expert witness in arbitration, expert determination, the LVT, the County Court, the High Court, and The Technology and Construction Court, and made expert determinations in rent and non-rent disputes and sits as an Arbitrator.

He prepares numerous Expert Witness reports each year on a variety of issues including regular reports on issues of surveyors and solicitors negligence; before their demise he was regularly appointed to advise the Solicitors Indemnity Fund.

Appointed to the RICS Presidents Panel Of Arbitrators.

He has developed his personal practice into mediation in order to apply his skills at assisting parties to resolve their issues in an effective manner at lower cost and in a less confrontational way where possible. In response to criticism of parties to Mediation wanting an outcome or certain conclusion a review of MedArb was conducted in which he concluded the difficulty of mixing arbitration and mediation was better resolved by mixing Mediation and Expert Determination.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness valuer property for consulting on Central London Commercial Property Valuation Negligence.
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
2011 to   Cyprus   Valuation of Offices and residential developments.
2010 to   Italy   San Remo, Italy – Survey, Valuation €12,500,000 before major refurbishment, Advice on aspects of refurbishment contract of €5,500,000 with specific attention to Burma Teak Flooring, 2 Infinity Pools, structural, and Windows and Stainless Steel railings in corrosive sea front environment.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Social fluency not technical.
Greek   Social fluency not technical.
Italian   Basic skills.

 

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