It is always unfortunate to find parties in dispute with each other and it is always recommended that differences are reconciled at the earliest stage. However, if you find that you are at a stage seeking an expert witness usually due to an order from the courts or on the guidance from a solicitor, MSA can certainly assist.
The need for an expert witness in relation to property generally occur in two situations:
contractual disputes between a contractor/consultant and client or a client/contractor and a manufacturer
civil disputes between property owners in regard to property damage, boundary encroachment, trespass, etc
As chartered building surveyors, MSA can provide invaluable technical knowledge and experience in relation to design and construction matters and specific legal aspects of property. The findings and evidence presented by your chosen Expert is crucial to achieving a successful outcome.
We have been instructed to act as Expert Witness in various disputes via solicitors or directly by the claimant or defendant. MSA can act as a single or joint expert as may be required and appear in court to give expert evidence, where necessary. Ian Martin has appeared in court as an Expert Witness for the Crown Prosecution Service.
MSA offer a fully compliant expert witness service with reports in accordance with the current RICS Code of Practice and Civil Procedure Rules.
Please contact us for further advice to establish how best we can assist in you.