Mark O’Hara is our Expert Witness Specialist. He is a Chartered Surveyor and Managing Director of Osborne Irish Associates and has more than 25 years experience providing expert evidence reports and oral evidence at court. He has completed training for experts in court practice, the requirements set out in Part 35 of the CPR, and Code of Guidance for Experts. He regularly provides independent and impartial advice to the Court as a single joint expert. He is qualified to produce reports suited to both mediation and court proceedings.
Mark O'Hara is also a CAA approved UAV (Drone) Pilot – qualified to carry out drone survey inspections and provide photographic and video evidence.
We guarantee that we:
• Have relevant expertise which meets the specific needs of the parties seeking to instruct an expert
• Are available to act as and when required (including attending court)
• Check for independence and are free of conflicts of interest
• Have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the matter on which we are to be instructed
• Are subject to a quality control regime managed by RICS Dispute Resolution Services (DRS)
Instructions are accepted for Claimant/Applicant and Defendant/Respondent to include Single Joint Expert reports. The reports are provided as soon as possible after receipt of instructions and careful liaison with instructing parties is ensured. We are also able to offer pre-litigation advice eg to assist in the identification and/or limitation of any claim for a client who seeks to confirm the veracity and scope of their claim.
Advice provided but not limited to:
− Homebuyer Reports
− Full Building Surveys
− Valuations for Housing Associations and Mortgage lenders
− Valuations for private, corporate and third-party clients such as accountants about tax liabilities
− Independent Portfolio valuations in Civil and Matrimonial Proceedings to assist the parties and the court to determine the division of assets
− Probate valuations for calculating inheritance tax
− Capital Gains Tax valuations
− Back-dated or Retrospective valuations
− Forensic valuations required in civil litigation to resolve property dispute, allegations of professional negligence, lease queries − Diminution in Property Assessments
− Advise on environmental issues and dilapidations
-- Advice on Asbestos contamination
− Expert Witness advice for litigation purposes
Located in Bristol, Osborne Irish Associates are fully independent chartered surveyors, having no direct connection with any financial institution or estate agency group and as such, offer completely impartial, professional advice supported by a personal and efficient service to clients.
Our geographical area includes
• Weston Super Mare
• Chipping Sodbury
• South Wales