Expert Witness Work
This aspect of the practice’s workload encompasses the preparation of specialist reports in contemplation of civil court proceedings. Whether the client’s dispute is settled before a court case or ends up in court, we can provide the necessary building surveying expertise in consultation with the client’s legal team.
A significant proportion of this work is often associated with Landlord and Tenant disputes (usually terminal dilapidations cases).
Other smaller-scale expert witness work carried out by the practice, often associated with building defects or contractual disputes, can sometimes come in the form of a Single Joint Expert appointment. This is where a Judge orders an agreed building surveyor to act impartially for the benefit of the Court rather than in an adversarial role acting for one or other party.
Over the years we have been involved in giving evidence in several high value cases.