I am a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, gaining election in 1988.  I am a Registered Valuer.  I have worked for a number of organisations, including the District Valuer & Valuation Officer, Cornerstone, Connell, Palmer Snell Fulfords Limited (formerly Palmer Snell Surveyors), Goadsby, and Rutland Chartered Surveyors. 


I have carried out valuations of residential and commercial property and land throughout Dorset since 1985, including periods working in Southampton and Salisbury.  I regularly provide valuations and associated advice and negotiations in accordance with the procedures set down in the RICS practice statement and guidance notes titled “Surveyors Acting as Expert Witnesses”, as well as the Civil Procedure Rules, and I can supply a sample of my standard terms and conditions of engagement, should you wish to see them. 


In recent years, I have been involved in providing expert advice in connection with a wide range of property types and scenarios, including:-


  • Valuing a hotel on Bournemouth’s West Cliff, at an antecedent valuation date.

  • Numerous Single Joint Expert reports on residential properties in connection with matrimonial or other disputes or negligence claims, including valuations of houses in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ringwood, Wimborne, Dorchester and Weymouth for such purposes.

  • An expert witness report on licensed premises in New Milton, Hampshire, comprising public bar, restaurant and letting rooms.

  • An expert report on office and industrial premises in Wareham, in connection with a matrimonial settlement.

  • Valuation of an industrial yard and buildings in a Dorset village, as single joint expert, in connection with a matrimonial dispute.  The buildings were extensive and were partly let as an investment, partly owner-occupied.  The freehold site also included agricultural land.

  • Valuation of land and buildings, as expert witness, pursuant to a boundary dispute.

  • Valuations of hotels, guest-houses and restaurants in Bournemouth, Weymouth, the New Forest and surrounding areas.

  • Valuation of a period house and tea rooms near Shaftesbury.

  • Valuation of a bed & breakfast establishment near Sherborne.

  • An expert report in relation to a valuation carried out by another surveyor on industrial premises in the Weymouth/Portland district.  In this case, the previous surveyor was being accused of negligence in the preparation of his original valuation report to a bank for secured lending purposes.

  • A valuation of kennels, pursuant to a matrimonial settlement.

  • Valuations of a development plot affected by an unusual restrictive covenant, in proceedings for negligence.