Expert Witness

Ian has extensive experience of acting as a Court appointed single joint expert and as a party expert witness in housing cases in Magistrates, County and Crown Courts and at the Residential Property Tribunal.

Ian has provided evidence at Public Inquiries relating to Housing Compulsory Purchase Orders and Planning Appeals.

Ian can carry out forensic investigations of building pathology and suitability of accommodation assessments for landlord and Tenant purposes, including discharge of duty/repairing covenants/possession proceedings.

Initially specialising in housing renewal in local government, Ian established his housing consultancy in 1988 providing expert witness and training services for solicitors, registered providers and third sector clients.

Reported cases:
Palmer -v-Sandwell (1988) 20 HLR 74
British Waterways Board v Norman (1993) 26 HLR
Davenport v Walsall MBC (1996) 28 HLR 754
R -v- Dudley Magistrates Court ex p Hollis (1998) 1 All ER 759
Taylor -v- Walsall & District Property & Investment Co (1998) 30 HLR 1062
Ali -v- Birmingham City Council June 1995 Legal Action 22 B’ham County Court
Queeney-v-Wolverhampton BC Legal Action 16 1995
Birmingham City Council v Oakley [2001] 1 AC 617
Phillip Berry and others-v-Wrexham Borough Council (2001) QBD
Jones-v- Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council [2002] EWHC 1232
Winch-v-Mid-Bedfordshire D.C. 2002 QBD
Richmond Court Swansea) Ltd v Williams [2006] EWCA Civ 1719