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Expert Witness

I have over 25 years experience as an Expert Witness in construction disputes of all kinds. I have particular experience involving claims of professional negligence and disputes concerning professional fees between client and architect. I undertake work primarily within Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London, but I have worked elsewhere within England and Wales.

I have been appointed both as a party expert witness and as a single joint expert to evaluate evidence and provide opinion. Most of my instructions are from solicitors (or occasionally, barristers) and I am happy to be instructed at an early stage of a dispute to make an assessment of the issues involved and the chances of success, whether acting on behalf of the claimant or the defendant. I have appeared at both formal and informal hearings and mediations and I have High Court (Technology and Construction Court) experience. I am listed with the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and in the publication Expert Witness, Expert Consultant. References from solicitors are available on request.

Party Walls
I have extensive experience in party wall negotiations and disputes, particularly in London (where I practiced until 1990), acting both for the developer / private owner and the adjoining owner.


I also have extensive experience in planning negotiations, formulating and presenting planning and Listed Building applications and appeals, including appearing at both formal and informal hearings.

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If you’d like to find out how I can help you with your next project, I’d love to hear from you

Call William Bates on 01435 812 973 or Email here