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Barrie Vincent & Partners
Chartered Building Surveyors

01425 489076

Curriculum Vitae

Barrie Vincent FRICS FBEng MFPWS

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 Arbitration Service.

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.


Years Experience: 45

Number of reports written:  250+

Number of appearances in court: 50+

Average new instructions per year: 30

Legal Aid work undertaken

Willing to work across the U.K.

Fees:  (Time Based) Details on request

Expert Witness Service for Solicitors including:

    Preliminary technical advice

    Inspection and testing

    Conferences with Counsel

   Provision of expert opinion

    Report preparation

   Attendance at Mediation

 •   Attendance at trial

 •   Single Joint Expert Appointments



 Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors having qualified in the Building Surveyors Division and elected a Member in 1973 and elected a Fellow in 1979.  

 Fellow of the Association of Building Engineers being elected a Corporate Building Surveyor in 1973 and elected a Fellow in 1979.

 Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.