SSJ Chartered Surveyors

Expert Witness Representation

Expert Witness Representation

At Silk Sharples Jennings, we frequently use our experience as independent Chartered Building Surveyors and Chartered Valuation Surveyors in Shrewsbury, to provide expert advice for specialist assessments and reports. Should you require an expert witness statement for a property construction dispute which has escalated to Court, we would be happy to provide representation.

It is not always the case that disputes between homeowners, neighbours or contractors can be settled quickly and amicably. Litigation is on the rise, making it essential to have a qualified property expert provide professional, in-depth advice on the matter of contention.

Our team is qualified to deliver expert witness assessment and, where required, representation, for a wide range of building matters in Court. These include:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Building surveys and costs
  • Dilapidations
  • Freehold valuations and leasehold reforms
  • Party wall matters, boundary disputes,
  • Valuations for residential or commercial property, for all purposes

In every client case, we consult with our partners in the legal profession to ensure that all of the appropriate documents have been prepared for Court presentation.

Expert Witness Reports

Where specific professional knowledge and experience is required to provide a greater understanding of specialist matters, expert witness reports are often used. Expert surveyor reports are independently and impartially prepared, and may be needed for Court, a tribunal, arbitration or other dispute resolution. Expert reports are intended to facilitate the legal process to enable parties to come to an agreement without escalating the matter further.

At Silk Sharples Jennings, we regularly receive enquiries for expert witness representation for a wide variety of property related disputes. With extensive experience of working closely with other legal experts, our team can prepare expert witness reports under the Civil Procedures Rules (CPR), either on behalf of one of the parties in dispute, or as a single joint witness surveyor.


If you have any questions regarding Silk Sharples Jennings acting as expert witnesses or would like to discuss your particular circumstances in confidence, please call us on 01743 461 777 and ask for Colin Silk, our Director who specialises in expert witness representation. Alternatively, you can send us a short enquiry here.