An expert witness is an expert who uses their knowledge, training and experience in a specific area to help assist in legal cases. Expert witnesses are required to evaluate the issues using technical property knowledge thereby producing an expert witness report that provides an understanding to the issue arising.

How we can help you

If you have a property related litigation, are taking legal action or even defending a claim we can help you.


We can also help with providing independent professional advice on a contentious matter.


An expert witness is an expert who uses their knowledge, training and experience in a specific area to help assist in legal cases.  Our team of RICS qualified Building Surveyors have in depth knowledge and experience of property.


Using our knowledge of property we can provide our experience to assist you with the litigation matter from complex construction project disputes to domestic disrepair issues.

How we do it

We will review all available material, undertake a detailed inspection of the property and produce a CPR (Civil Procedure Rules) compliant report.  The report is based on factual and technical information.


We can attend formal hearings and present oral evidence under cross examination where required.


Very often our expert evidence can help achieve settlement ahead of more costly and protracted court hearings.


Expert Witness instructions are undertaken in accordance with the RICS Guidance Surveyors Acting as Expert Witnesses.

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14-15 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LJ

020 7389 1500
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Corinthian House, 17 Lansdowne Road Croydon CR0 2BX

020 8662 2700
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SHW South East M25

Imperial House, 21-25 North Street, Bromley, BR1 1SD

020 3763 7575
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SHW South West M25

Wesley House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH

01372 818181
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SHW Crawley / Gatwick

Origin One, 108 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1BD

01293 441300
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SHW Brighton

Lees House, 21-33 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3FE

01273 876200
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Chantry House, 22 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1BF

01323 437900
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3 Liverpool Gardens, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1TF

01903 229200
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