William Bates has been a practising independent Chartered Architect since 1980, responsible for the full range of architects' duties. Areas of expertise include the following:
• Works to existing buildings: Refurbishment, Conversions, Extensions, Change of Use, Listed Buildings, Conservation
• Architectural Practice: Terms of engagement for Architects' professional appointments, basis of remuneration and fees; architect/client disputes. Architect negligence claims, Town Planning issues and Planning Consents. Party Wall agreements and disputes.
• Building Defects: Building and constructional defects generally. Proficient in the preparation of reports. Public Inquiry and High Court experience.