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Expert Advice

If you have a problem with an installation or you are in dispute with an installer or supplier you may need to employ an Expert Witness to provide a report or to give advice.

We have a list of members who are able to provide expert advice and prepare expert reports.

A full expert report is not always necessary, and with disputes involving relatively small sums it may not be cost effective to employ an Expert, however this sort of decision can only be made if you have discussed the matter with your Legal Advisor or with an Expert.

You may not find an Expert in your particular area, however all of those Experts on our list are willing to provide initial advice over the phone or by E-mail with no charge.

The list below comprises members of the CIPHE registered with the Engineering Council who undertake expert witness work and provide expert advice.

The list has been provided in good faith for guidance purpose only.

Before appointing anyone to provide expert advice, enquiries should be made with the person in question to confirm that they have the relevant expertise, are suitably qualified for the matter in hand and hold all relevant insurances including professional Indemnity and public liability.

Certain aspects of an appointment may require separate registration, for example a gas installation or fittings, and the Expert should be asked to provide the relevant details before being appointed.

Current Court policy encourages the engagement of a Single Expert to act on behalf of both parties in a dispute (A Single Joint Expert).

Enquires should be made to confirm that the Expert is able and willing to act as a Single Joint Expert. If there is any doubt as to what services are required you should discuss this with your Legal Advisors.

All Experts, whether appointed as a Party Expert or a Single Joint Expert are obliged to comply with the Civil procedure Rules and undertake that their first duty is to the Court.

The terms of engaging an Expert including the payment of fees etc is strictly a matter between you and the Expert and it is recommended that a formal agreement is made when appointing an Expert.

Mr S A Walsh MSC CEng FCIPHE MCIBSE MSoPHE S A Walsh Consulting Engineers & Expert Witness Ltd

Address: 27 Passey Place P O Box 24223 LONDON SE9 5ZH

Phone: 0208-850 1918 Fax: 0208-850 6869 Email: sawalsh@btconnect.com Website: www.sawalsh.com
Mr I J Simpson Eng Tech MCIPHE RP Water Services Consultant

Address: 1 Tanners Lane Hathern LOUGHBOROUGH Leicestershire LE12 5JG

Phone: 01509 646161 Fax: 01509 646161 Email: Ian@twentylands.freeserve.co.uk Website: www.waterconsultants.co.uk
Mr H M Eldred Eng Tech MCIPHE RP Astec Consultant Services

Address: Unit 9, Tudor Enterprise Park Tudor Road HARROW Middlesex HA3 5JQ

Phone: 0208-426 0148 Fax: 0208-427 4049 Email: info@asteccs.co.uk
Mr P N Osborn IEng GI Fire E FCIPHE Osborn Associates Ltd

Address: South Barn, Crockham Park Crockham Hill EDENBRIDGE Kent TN8 6SR

Phone: 01732 860460 Fax: 01732 860468 Email: admin@osbornassociates.com Website: www.osbornassociates.com
Mr L C Bassett IEng MCIPHE Leslie Bassett IEng MCIPHE

Address: MEP Associates - Pegasus London Road CROWBOROUGH East Sussex TN6 2TX

Phone: 01892 669978 Fax: 08712 425325 Email: mepauk@tiscali.co.uk
Mr E Mace Eng Tech, LCGI, FCIPHE RP Eric Mace - Consulting Engineer

Address: 10 Bluebell Close Stanton Hill SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD Nottinghamshire NG17 3NE

Phone: 01623 511150 Email: eric.mace1@virgin.net Website: www.ericmace.co.uk
Mr N L Green IEng FCIPHE RP NLG Associates Ltd

Address: Davina House 137-149 Goswell Road LONDON EC1V 7ET

Phone: 0207-253 0358 Fax: 0207-253 5008 Email: info@nlgassociates.co.uk Website: www.nlgassociates.co.uk
Mr R A Hurst FCIPHE RAH Consultancy

Address: 29 Lower Monk Street ABERGAVENNY Monmouthshire NP7 5LU

Phone: 01873 737519 Email: richard@rahconsultancy.com
Mr H Reed IEng FCIPHE RP Reed Gas Safety Consultancy Limited

Address: 27 Bronllys Grove Coedkernew NEWPORT Gwent NP10 8EH

Phone: 07977 937277, 01633 815501 Email: reedconsultancy@gmail.com
Mr D K S Waites IEng FCIPHE RP MRSPH ACIOB AIWEM MSoPHE DKS Waites - Public Health Engineering Ltd

Address: 4 Fraziers Folly Siddington CIRENCESTER Gloucestershire GL7 6HR

Phone: 01285 641321, 07977 567664 Email: ken.waites@tesco.net
Mr R Bralsford LCGI Eng Tech MCIPHE RP Bralsford Brown & Associates Ltd

Address: The Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park Brunel Way, Catcliffe ROTHERHAM South Yorkshire S60 5WG

Phone: 01709 540348, 07960 266749 Email: russ.bralsford@bralsfordbrown.com Website: www.bralsfordbrown.com
Mr C P Topp IEng FCIPHE RP The Topp Partnership Ltd

Address: Two Acres Park Lane BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA Kent ME17 4JJ

Phone: 01443 413183 Email: colin@toppw.co.uk
Mr D R Shaw IEng FCIPHE RP Genever & Partners

Address: Keyes House Dolphin Square LONDON SW1V 3NA

Phone: 0207-828 6894 Fax: 0207-630 1224