Expert Witness / Dispute Resolution
Reflecting our wide experience in the market our surveyors are regularly appointed as expert witnesses. In most cases this involves either preparation for a claim or in defence of a claim that is in the Court process. Increasingly though we see disputes being resolved by other means including arbitration, independent expert and mediation. Subject matters of dispute include rent reviews, lease renewals, negligence claims, partnership disputes on property interests and dilapidations.
All these pathways to resolution require input from a suitably qualified and experienced valuer or landlord and tenant surveyor. We are also mindful that if an opportunity for settlement arises during the dispute resolution process which is in our client’s best interests then that should be the end of the matter.
We have a working knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and conduct our expert witness role in compliance with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Practice Statement “Surveyors acting as expert witnesses”.