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Meet
The
Team

The Partners

All the Partners have many years’ experience in the United Kingdom and abroad working on major civil and structural projects with leading firms of consultants; they each have extensive experience in directing complex technical inquiries, analysing disputes and presenting Expert evidence. Brief details of the qualifications, experience and interests of each Partner can be seen by selecting the appropriate links.

The Partners will be delighted to provide further details about specific areas of the firm’s experience or individual Partners’ interests.

  • Kishan de Silva

    Kishan de Silva

    Senior Partner

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    University of Cambridge, MA (Hons), 1974
    Imperial College London, MSc DIC, 1976
    Chartered Engineer, 1978

    Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Member, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

    Kishan de Silva has broad experience in building and civil engineering works in the United Kingdom and overseas. He has advised on several major claims, including the recent dispute relating to the Wembley Stadium. He specialises in professional duties, heavy civil engineering works, hydraulic structures, offshore platforms, below ground construction generally, structural steelwork, waterproofing systems, concrete durability and epoxy resin applications in construction.

  • Tristram Hambly

    Tristram Hambly

    Partner

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    University of Cambridge, MA (Hons), 1993
    King's College London, MSc, 2004
    Chartered Engineer, 2000

    Member, Institution of Civil Engineers

    Tristram Hambly has worked on a wide range of structural and civil engineering projects in the United Kingdom and overseas. His interests and experience include civil-engineering structures, post-tensioned concrete bridges, buildings, vibrations in buildings, subsidence, floor screeds, building envelopes and contract administration.

  • Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis

    Partner

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    University of Manchester, BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, 1981
    Kings College, London, MSc Construction Law and Arbitration, 1998
    Chartered Engineer, 1985

    Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Member, Institution of Structural Engineers
    Fellow, Geological Society

    Matthew’s experience encompasses large civil engineering projects such as bridges, retaining structures and structures associated with water treatment and sewage works as well as smaller scale commercial and residential developments. He has a keen interest in the forensic investigation of building failures and defects and has advised on a wide range of matters covering design, materials and workmanship problems.

    Matthew has prepared Expert opinions for use in legal or arbitration proceedings and reports or presentations for use in adjudications and mediations. In addition to a continuing interest in heavy civil engineering works, Matthew has also developed an expertise in building technology and particularly matters relating to serviceability, weathertightness and tolerances.

  • Howard Tucker

    Howard Tucker

    Partner

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    Plymouth University, BEng (Hons) Civil & Structural Engineering, 1996
    Chartered Engineer, 2002

    Member, Institution of Structural Engineers

    Howard Tucker has worked on large civil and structural engineering projects with lead roles on Heathrow Terminal 5 and new-build residential and commercial developments. Howard is also experienced in the design and construction of small to medium scale buildings in all materials, the refurbishment of period buildings and facade retention.

    Howard has prepared Expert opinions for use in dispute resolution proceedings. He has a keen interest in the forensic investigation of building failures, defects and subsidence issues and he has advised on a wide range of matters covering design, materials and workmanship problems. Areas of particular interest are the durability and service life of reinforced concrete structures and, in particular, heavy civil engineering structures that are rated for nuclear safety. Howard also has a continuing interest in the design and construction of coastal structures.

  • Simon Murray

    Simon Murray

    Partner

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    University of Cambridge, BA (Hons) Architecture, 2000
    University of Cambridge, Diploma in Architecture, 2003
    College of Law, LLDip, 2011
    Chartered Architect, 2007

    Member, Royal Institute of British Architects
    Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    Accredited Expert

    Simon Murray is a Chartered Architect with 15 years of experience in the construction industry.  Simon has worked on a wide range of architectural projects in the United Kingdom and overseas. He has experience of diverse practice environments particularly in Egypt, Germany and the United States of America. Simon has directed project teams of architects and administered contracts for a variety of building types and sizes, including listed buildings, community centres, private residential buildings, retail, educational and medical facilities.

    Simon balances work as a practising architect with the forensic investigation of building defects and the analysis of issues of professional practice.  Simon is regularly instructed to prepare Expert advice, including CPR-compliant reports, in various dispute resolution proceedings relating to a wide range of issues such as professional duties, boundary disputes, contract administration, planning permission, facades and building envelopes, acoustic separation, fire protection, water ingress, standards of finishes and condensation.

  • Richard Stevenson

    Richard Stevenson

    Partner

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    University of Cambridge, MEng (Hons) Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2006
    Chartered Engineer 2009

    Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Member, Institution of Structural Engineers

    Richard Stevenson is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over twelve years of experience in the construction industry.  During this time, Richard has worked on a wide range of structures from large-scale civil engineering projects in the United Kingdom including Crossrail and the East London Line to complex commercial and mixed-use buildings both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

    Richard has advised solicitors, insurers, owners and contractors on a variety of disputes including airports, bridges, power stations, basements, residential buildings, underground stations, museums, industrial buildings, shops, military structures and tall buildings.  Richard has acted as the Expert and prepared CPR-compliant reports for submission in court, arbitration and adjudication proceedings. 

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