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 Expert  729832

Expert in Disabled Access


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Glos
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been working in the field of Disabled Access for more than 14 years having now completed more than 700 access audits. Expert is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Consultant Member of the National Register of Access Consultants he is also an Access Advisor for the Civic Trust Award scheme. Expert has a very good working knowledge of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Equality Act and has provided lectures to fellow professionals and clients on the DDA in particular. Initially much of Expert's work in this field involved access audits of existing buildings but Expert now offers a broad range of services to include access audits; access statements; design appraisals; access consultancy; complaint handling and access audit training and seminars. Expert has worked for a number of national and international clients. Expert's advice has helped his clients to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act in a practical and cost effective manner.
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disability accessibility

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disability discrimination

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Disability Discrimination Act

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universal access

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universal design


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   Diploma in Surveying   Building Surveying   Reading University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Building Consultancy

 

LLP Partner

 

Expert is a Partner and is responsible for running the Building Consultancy Division of the practice as well as dealing with Access Consultancy work.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC).

Professional Appointments

Access Advisor to Civic Trust Awards.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to 2009   Liverpool City Council   Access Consultant   He provided Design Advice to the Council for the re-development of Liverpool City Centre (£980 million scheme).
2005 to 2005   Cheltenham Borough Council   Access Consultant   Expert completed Access Audits of the Council's public buildings.
2004 to 2004   Cotswold Borough Council   Access Consultant   Expert completed Access Audits of the Council's public buildings.
2002 to 2003   Visit Heart of England Tourist Board   Access Consultant   He completed Access Audits of 60 sites on behalf of VHETB.

Consulting Services:
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 in a number of disputes relating to access and other construction matters as a Single Joint Expert as well as direct appointments by a single party. Expert has completed Expert Witness training with Bond Solon and is an accredited expert witness under the CUBS scheme which is run by Cardiff University. Expert is thus well versed in preparing 'court ready' reports. To date Expert has acted on matters going to the County Court.
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:
Training/Seminars

Expert has developed an Access Audit Training program which he runs 3-4 times a year. This is a 2 day course. He has also delivered seminars to clients and fellow professionals on the following subjects; Part M of the Building Regulations; The Disability Discrimination Act 1995; Implication of the DDA for Landlords; The Disability Equality Duty and it's impact on Social Landlords; Inclusive Design; The Equality Act; How the DDA affects schools

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is an independent consultant and thus does not tend to recommend specific suppliers unless as part of an appointment to design and complete adjustive works.


 

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