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Expert Witness

It is not enough to simply know the subject matter. Direct professional expertise is essential, alongside a deep knowledge of the issues, attention to detail and a strong track record of sound judgement. Equally important is experience of cross-examination and access to a team of experts that can assist with research, reporting and specialised situations.

Our valuation, planning and development experts are rightly recognised as offering the very best insight, experience and approach. With a proven track record in written and oral evidence, our people are regarded as some of the best technical experts in the industry.

Gerald Eve is recognised among the UK’s leading experts in valuation, development
and planning.

  • One of the largest fully-integrated planning and development teams in the sector
  • A thorough appreciation of valuation methodology and its application
  • Highly skilled and experienced valuation team offering expertise across a range of property specialisms
  • Deep understanding of the entire planning system
  • Harnessing imaginative strategies and a tenacious approach to optimise outcomes
  • Agile, flexible and adaptable to changing policy and legislation
  • Detailed understanding of development risk analysis and return measures
  • Commercially-minded development strategies and viability appraisals
  • Active engagement in policy debate, informing government departments, local government,
    business organisations, professional guidance and regulatory requirements.

Our expert witness teams & sectors

Gerald Eve experts have considerable experience working on instructions across a range of different type of cases, appeals, inquiries and disputes.

The team prides itself on its independence and impartiality, and intimately understands the procedural rules governing judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, from public inquiries and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) proceedings to County and High Court hearings.

Gerald Eve experts are also used to working within the framework of the Civil Procedure Rules (in particular Part 35 – Experts and Assessors) and also the Family Procedure Rules (in particular Part 25 – Experts and Assessors).

Expert evidence supported by an experienced team and research specialists

In formulating expert evidence, all of our expert witnesses and independent experts are supported by an experienced professional team, and also dedicated research specialists.

This enables our experts to call on other valuation, development and planning specialists who can assist in the process of producing rigorous and detailed reports.

Our experts are also able to use the dedicated Gerald Eve research team to gather supporting research data and documentation, as well as creating bespoke primary research.

The resulting depth of resource enables Gerald Eve expert witnesses and independent experts to produce high quality expert evidence, in a timely manner, supported by comprehensive research.