Consultant to the construction industry as well as the general public, has a wide range of experiences with regards to litigation including preparing and presenting evidence in the Courts as well as arbitration. He specialises in all matters of construction, plumbing and heating in particular where they are of a mixed nature. This includes assessment, ascertaining non-compliances and review of design, material, installation as well as health and safety and implementation of CDM Regulations. Has considerable experience in case preparation where a range of issues are involved as well as dispute resolutions.
This includes disputes between a client and his/her contractor, a client and his professionals and a main contractor with his/her subcontractors etc. Mr Eldred is trained as a single and joint expert. The company has extensive contract cost management skills and is able to prepare bills of quantities or Scott Schedules if necessary.
Mr Eldred has concluded a wide range of assignments during his 45 years in this field.
Mr Eldred is one of the UK's leading experts in his field. In addition to his plumbing, heating, building and law qualifications he is also a qualified Quantity Surveyor.
Mr Eldred is a Bond Solon trained expert witness in both civil and criminal cases, with an Expert Witness Advanced Qualification. He has provided comprehensive reports for and given oral evidence in Tribunals, County Courts, High Court, Construction and Technology Court, Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts and Central Criminal Court.
Mr Eldred is a leading expert in his field and is regularly the invited expert in television consumer programmes, BBC Watchdog and Rogue Traders, ITV documentaries, C4 Cowboy trap and Radio 4.