Expert Witness Reports

I provide expert evidence to be relied upon in civil proceedings before UK tribunals, particularly in relation to housing disrepair cases.

I am proud of my strong reputation for fair, thorough and reliable diagnosis of building pathology and in my impartial approach to determining liability.

I have a comprehensive understanding of and comply with the UK Ministry of Justice's Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Part 35 which sets out in detail an expert's duties to the court as well as the terms under which such an expert must be appointed.

An expert witness/CPR Pt 35 compliant report is one whose writer agrees:

  • their primary duty is not to a client but to the tribunal;

  • they must be, and must be seen to be, independent and unbiased, providing opinion within their expertise, experience and knowledge;

  • their report must state the main facts and assumptions it is based upon, and not omit material facts that might be relevant to its conclusions; 

  • they are impartial and uninfluenced by those instructing or paying them to give the evidence

 

I am regularly instructed to act as a solely appointed expert by those representing either a landlord or tenant. Such instructions often require me to prepare a joint report with the expert appointed by my instructing party's opposition. I am also often instructed by both sides to act as a single joint expert.

 

Where required, I can attend court to give oral evidence.

If you would like to discuss how I can help, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I have flawless knowledge of UK housing law, including:

  • Landlord & Tenant Act 1985

  • Civil Procedure Rules Practice Direction 35

  • Guidance For The Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims 2014

  • Pre-Action Protocol For Housing Disrepair Cases

  • Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) Act 2018

  • Party Wall Act Etc. 1996

 

K Hill Chartered Surveyors

25 Tamewater Court

Dobcross

Oldham

OL3 5GD

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