has been a full time partner/principal in private practice firms of Chartered Building
Surveyors since 1974 and has 39 years experience as a qualified building surveyor.
His Practice frequently receives instructions to act in cases where a contractor’s
account is in dispute and the quality of work is raised as a defence issue.
He had an early interest in the analysis and rectification of construction defects/building
pathology and the Practice acquired a reputation for working in this field. Following
numerous instructions, including the Bournemouth International Centre, he was appointed
by the National House Building Council to act as a Consultant Claims Investigator
to investigate construction defects in approximately fifty different residential
properties. This type of work invariably leads clients to litigation, arbitration
or Mediation and he is frequently asked to prepare Expert reports and assist in the
resolution of disputes. These have led to some 10 appearances as an Expert Witness
in Crown Court, County Court and High Court actions in the past six years and on
many occasions prior to 2006.
He served on the RICS President's Panel of Construction Arbitrators between 1988
and 1995 and received appointments for construction dispute references from the RICS
He has been an Assessor for the RICS assessment of Professional Competence in Building
Surveying since 1996 and sat on the Disciplinary and Appeals Panel of the RICS between
2004 and 2012.