Charles Huntington-Whiteley FRICS
Director, RuralExeter Estate Agents
Our team includes experts from across the rural, commercial and residential property sectors who are often called to act as expert witnesses in court.
Specialists from our offices throughout England and Scotland appear as expert witnesses in court cases relating to all kinds of property: residential, commercial and agricultural.
Our expert witnesses have given evidence on capital and rental valuations and assessment of losses within estate and farm businesses, compensation claims, landlord tenant disputes, diminution in value, restrictive covenants, sporting rights, easements and rights of way
They have also been called upon as part of matrimonial breakdowns, professional negligence claims, or family and boundary disputes.
Strutt & Parker is able to provide expert witnesses for businesses, individuals and organisations.
Fully qualified and rigorously trained, the majority all hold the Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.
This gives them an in-depth understanding of the responsibilities that go with acting as an expert witness before courts, tribunals and arbitrators, and qualifies them to react promptly to deliver authoritative evidence in even the most complex cases. They are also aware of legal and procedural issues and equipped to prepare authoritative reports, communicate evidence clearly in court and to withstand the rigours of cross-examination.
Strutt & Parker experts have a broad base of knowledge at their disposal when providing evidence. The breadth of expertise within the firm means that our experts can work with colleagues from other specialist areas on cases that require multiple experts.
Our experts are able to draw on industry-leading up-to-the-minute research on everything from the latest property valuation trends in the City to the EU subsidies available to UK farmers.
With the resources of a leading property firm behind them, our expert witnesses are able to respond quickly when valuations and reports are requested.
Strutt & Parker supplements our experts’ training by providing on-going development to ensure that their skills and knowledge are kept up to date. Many are also members of the Expert Witness Institute, the Academy of Experts and the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.