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    Meet
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    Team

    Our People

    Our Partners, Associates and Consultants are supported by a team of highly motivated and well qualified Engineers, Architects and Technicians, some of whom act as Experts in their own right.  Our dedicated team of administrative staff support the work of the Practice.
    • Tristram Hambly

      Tristram Hambly

      Senior 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.

    • Howard Tucker

      Howard Tucker

      Partner

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

      Member, Institution of Structural Engineers

      Howard Tucker is a Chartered Engineer with over twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on a broad range of projects with lead design roles on Heathrow Terminal 5 and major commercial and residential developments. He is involved in the forensic investigation of civil and structural engineering defects; particular expertise includes structural failures, the durability of steel and concrete structures, basement structures, period buildings, heavily loaded industrial floors and pavements, drainage and flooding problems. Howard also has a continuing interest in coastal engineering and the impact of wave action and erosion on the built environment.

      Howard is regularly instructed as an Expert advising consulting engineers, contractors and building owners on the engineering issues in a wide range of disputes, including professional duties relating to design, materials and workmanship problems. Experienced in liaising with solicitors and barristers and preparing CPR-compliant reports and joint statements, he has been involved in advanced technical inquiries leading to the submission of Expert evidence to the High Court in England and the Sheriff Courts in Scotland.

    • 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
      University of Bath, MSc Facade Engineering, 2019
      Chartered Architect, 2007

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

      Simon Murray is a Chartered Architect with over 20 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. 

    • Suraj de Silva

      Suraj de Silva

      Partner

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      Imperial College London, MSc DIC, Structural Engineering, 2008
      Loughborough University, PhD Aerodynamics, 2004
      University of Bristol, MEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering, 2000
      Chartered Engineer, 2011

      Member, Institution of Structural Engineers

      Suraj has worked on and led structural teams on a broad spectrum of civil and structural engineering projects, from architecturally driven buildings to heavy civil works.  These have included residential buildings, commercial and retail developments, concert halls and theatres, university buildings, airports, underground metro stations, major infrastructure projects, and offshore oil platforms.

      Since joining the firm, Suraj has been involved in the forensic investigation of complex issues and prepared Expert reports for use in dispute resolution proceedings on a variety of matters.  His work in forensic engineering has covered residential refurbishments, failure of port pavements, leaking car parks, failure of wind turbine foundations, and high value disputes around the world concerning the design and construction of bridges, underground rail stations and airports.  Suraj has particular interests in structural dynamics, fatigue and advanced structural analysis.

    • Owain Evans

      Owain Evans

      Partner

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      University of Cambridge, MEng (Hons) Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2005
      Kings College London, MSc (Distinction), 2016
      Chartered Engineer, 2010

      Fellow, Institution of Structural Engineers
      Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
      Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
      Module Leader and Honorary Lecturer, The Bartlett, University College London, 2018 to present
      Membership Committee, Institution of Structural Engineers, 2018 to present

      Owain is a Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer with over fifteen years of experience in the construction industry.  During this period he has worked for both contractors and consultants on a wide range of projects, from residential refurbishments to the construction of a £100m steelwork plant.  Owain has particular knowledge in the design of basements, swimming pools, large residential and commercial developments, industrial storage units, and wind farms.  Owain has an interest in historic buildings and has been involved in the design of structural alterations to Grade I listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments, as well as works on a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

      Owain has used the knowledge gained from working in both the contracting and consulting sides of the industry to advise solicitors, insurers, owners and contractors on a variety of disputes.  Owain has acted as the Expert and prepared CPR-compliant reports for submission in court, arbitration and adjudication proceedings.

      Owain is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Owain is a Module Leader and Honorary Lecturer at the Bartlett School of University College London, and a committee member and Chartership assessor for the Institution of Structural Engineers.

    • Ioannis Barmpopoulos

      Ioannis Barmpopoulos

      Associate

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      National Technical University of Athens, MEng Civil and Structural Engineering, 2004
      Imperial College London, MSc Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology, 2006
      Chartered Engineer, 2010

      UK Registered Ground Engineering Specialist, 2015
      Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
      Member, Technical Chamber of Greece
      Member, British Geotechnical Association
      Member, International Society of Rock Mechanics
      Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

      Ioannis is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 10 years experience in the construction industry.  Ioannis has worked for both contractors and consultants on a wide variety of large geotechnical engineering projects in the transportation and maritime sectors within the United Kingdom and overseas, including countries of high seismicity, with lead roles in the design of underground stations, highway extensions, port terminals and railway embankments. Ioannis’ experience covers the design and construction of heavy civil engineering works and ground engineering applications, including ground investigation, earthworks, shallow and deep foundations, ground improvement, earth retaining structures, embankments and slopes.

      Ioannis has used the knowledge he has gained working in both the contracting and consulting sides of the industry to advise solicitors, insurers, owners and contractors on a variety of disputes.  Ioannis has acted as the Expert and prepared CPR-compliant reports for submission in court, arbitration and adjudication proceedings.

    • Will Davies

      Will Davies

      Associate

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      University of Bath, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, 2013
      Chartered Engineer, 2017

      Member, Institution of Civil Engineers

      Will has led structural design projects across a broad range of sectors, including residential, commercial and industrial buildings. He has taken on engineering roles on construction sites, design offices and laboratories both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

      Will’s primary area of expertise is in building design, although in addition to this he has experience in structural surveying, physical modelling investigations and post-disaster redevelopment strategy. Since joining the firm Will has been involved in the forensic investigation of a variety of structures, including post-tensioned reinforced concrete slabs, masonry walls, and steel and timber balustrades.

       

    • Stuart Hookham

      Stuart Hookham

      Associate

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      University of Oxford, MEng (Hons) Engineering Science, 2008
      Chartered Engineer, 2015

      Member, Institution of Structural Engineers

      Stuart is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over ten years of experience in the construction industry.  During this period, he has worked on a broad variety of projects across a number of sectors, including residential, commercial and educational developments, and at listed churches and galleries.  Stuart’s work has ranged from the design of new steel and concrete framed buildings, to the refurbishment of a number of highly-significant historic buildings.

      Since joining the firm Stuart has been involved in a variety of forensic investigations including defects in the works of a major infrastructure project, settlement issues to low-rise properties, and defects in cladding systems.

    • Juliette Sacher

      Juliette Sacher

      Senior Architect

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      University of Bath, BSc (Hons), Architecture, 1995
      University of Bath, BArch (Hons), Architecture, 1998
      Chartered Architect, 2001

      Member, Royal Institute of British Architects

      Juliette Sacher is a Chartered Architect with over twenty years experience in the construction industry.  During this time she has been involved in a wide range of project types in the education, arts, and commercial office sectors.  Juliette has experience of different forms of procurement and has worked on new-build schemes, refurbishment projects within listed buildings, and on new secondary schools and university buildings.  She has led project teams at all stages of design and delivery in both the UK and France.

      Since joining the practice Juliette has carried out a variety of investigations relating to construction disputes including planning breaches, issues of compliance with professional duties and of design, specification and workmanship defects in roofs and cladding.

    • Ana Aquino

      Ana Aquino

      Senior Engineer

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      Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon, MSc Civil Engineering, 2010
      Chartered Engineer, 2018

      Member, Institution of Civil Engineers

      Ana Aquino is a Chartered Civil Engineer with experience in the construction industry, in both the United Kingdom and Portugal.  Ana has worked with various structural materials and her experience includes seismic analysis and foundation design of buildings and bridges, investigative work on existing structures, design of post-tensioned concrete and temporary works design. Ana’s areas of particular interest include heritage and listed buildings.

      Since joining the firm, Ana has been involved in structural design reviews and appraisals of concrete and steel structures, analysis of defects and excessive movements in existing and listed buildings, and analysing the nature, extent and causes of cracking in reinforced concrete structures.

    • Dale Norris

      Dale Norris

      Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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      City University, London, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, 2013
      Chartered Engineer, 2019

      UK Registered Ground Engineering Professional 2020
      Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
      Member, British Geotechnical Association
      Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering
      Member, International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

      Dale Norris is a Chartered Civil Engineer with a specialisation in geotechnical engineering and experience across a range of sectors in the construction industry. Dale has worked on a variety of projects in the United Kingdom and overseas, with lead roles on projects during desk study, ground investigation, design, construction, and maintenance stages. Dale has experience of the design and construction of heavy civil works, including ground investigations, earthworks, slope stabilisation, embedded and gravity retaining walls, reinforced earth, shallow and deep foundations, directional drilling, and remediation of defects related to geotechnical works.

    • Thomas Baird

      Thomas Baird

      Senior Engineer

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      Imperial College London, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, 2015
      Chartered Engineer, 2022

      Member, Institution of Structural Engineers

      Thomas Baird is a Chartered Structural Engineer with experience in structural design including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Thomas’ previous project work ranges from large new build concrete and steel structures to refurbishment of historic and listed buildings. He has experience in the design of deep basements, alterations to masonry and timber structures, and designing with materials such as carbon fibre reinforced polymers and glass.

      Since joining the firm, Thomas has been involved in a variety of forensic investigations including cladding and roofing defects which required detailed wind loading analysis, glass panels, and defects in masonry, precast concrete, and modular buildings.

    • Chris MacPherson

      Chris MacPherson

      Senior Architect

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      University of Glasgow, BArch Architecture, 2008
      University of Glasgow, DipArch Architecture, 2013
      University College London, PGDip Professional Practice and Management, 2015
      Chartered Architect, 2015

      Member, Royal Institute of British Architects
      Member, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

      Chris MacPherson is a Chartered Architect with a portfolio of UK building projects across education, healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors, with a predominance in the design and construction of workplace/mixed-use schemes. Chris is an experienced project leader and principal designer, with a particular focus on architectural delivery, building information modelling and the complexities of refurbishing of existing assets.

      Chris’s forensic investigations of architectural matters to date have covered the weathertightness and fire safety of cladding and roofs and a range of issues relating to design, materials, workmanship and maintenance.

      Complementing his role at WJM&P, Chris is dedicated to supporting those working at earlier stages in the profession and provides mentorship through the Royal Institute of British Architects. In addition, he also advises a large architectural practice in their integrated management and continuing improvement of project standards.

    • Alison Hesketh

      Alison Hesketh

      Senior Architect

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      University of Cambridge, BA (Hons), Architecture, 2007
      Royal College of Art, London, MA (RCA), 2010
      University of Bath, Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice, 2012

      Member, Royal Institute of British Architects

      Alison Hesketh is a Chartered Architect with over fifteen years experience in the construction industry. In architectural practice Alison has worked on the design and delivery of a wide range of award-winning projects, which include schools, large residential and mixed-use developments and urban masterplans. Alison has experience of leading large multi disciplinary teams on technically complex schemes in the UK.

      Since joining the practice Alison has investigated issues of compliance in relation to professional duties, design and workmanship for construction disputes regarding fire spread, fire performance and testing, facades, water ingress and completeness of contractual information.

    • David Wilson

      David Wilson

      Senior Technician

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      Barking College, OND (Construction), 1985
      East Ham College of Technology, HNC (Civils), 1987

      David Wilson is our Senior Technician responsible for the Practice’s drawing office and for the production of architectural, civil and structural working drawings, reports and presentations. He has assisted in the design and development of new works and remedial schemes for steel, timber, masonry and concrete structures, bridges, historical buildings, earth and water retaining structures.

      David specialises in producing presentation drawings, technical illustrations and static or working models to explain complicated components, structures or concepts to non-technical parties. His work in this area has received Judicial commendation. He has also produced the illustrations for papers published in technical journals.

      David has acted as the Contract Administrator’s representative on site, co-ordinating/checking work and liaising with building facilities management, contractors and testing houses.

      David is experienced in the forensic analysis of photographs, videos, documents, drawings and in the surveying of building defects including tree root related subsidence issues.

    • Mark Christmas

      Mark Christmas

      Senior Scientist

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      University of Bristol, BSc (Hons), 2005

      Mark Christmas joined the Practice as a scientist in 2006 and has worked on a range of structural and civil engineering projects in the United Kingdom and overseas. He is experienced in the surveying of building defects and on site testing. His interests and experience include tree-root related subsidence, water penetration through flat and green roofs, defects in surface coatings, deterioration of reinforced concrete marine structures, defects in sub-surface drainage systems, defects in concrete structures, defects in masonry and steel framed buildings, document control processes and contract administration.

      Mark produces working drawings, report and presentation illustrations and has been responsible for the production of civil working drawings for large projects including civil engineering drainage and paving schemes for major shopping centres and PFI hospitals.

    • Kishan de Silva

      Kishan de Silva

      Consultant

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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.

    • Matthew Davis

      Matthew Davis

      Consultant

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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.

    • Alex Fleming

      Consultant

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      University of Cambridge, Diploma in Architecture, 1978
      University of Cambridge, MA (Hons), 1979
      Chartered Architect, 1980

      President, RIBA Central London Branch, 2006-2007
      Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
      Member, Architects Law Forum

      Alex Fleming has some 40 years experience of designing and detailing many different building types and specifying their construction, including responsibilities for directing large and small teams of architects and technicians. He has overseen the establishment of studios abroad and in the United Kingdom, negotiated permissions and approvals, and administered contracts ranging from domestic alterations to major town centre redevelopments. Alongside his keen interest in design and construction, he has been instructed as an independent Expert to assist with complex disputes resolved in mediations, arbitrations, and English, Scottish, European and Middle Eastern Courts.

    • Nick Buenfeld

      Consultant

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      MSc, Imperial College, 1981
      DIC, Imperial College, 1981
      PhD, University of London, 1984
      CEng, Engineering Council UK, 1984

      Honorary Fellow, ICT, 2015
      Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2011
      Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers
      Fellow, Institution of Structural Engineers

      Nick Buenfeld is Professor of Concrete Structures at Imperial College London (since 2000) and was Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2011 to 2021.

      His expertise concerns the durability and long-term performance of concrete and concrete structures and his research is aimed at better understanding deterioration processes, developing methods for assessing durability and monitoring deterioration, improving concrete specifications and repair methods, and predicting the service life of concrete structures.

      Nick has acted as an expert witness in disputes involving concrete and has provided guidance to governments and to the designers and constructors of a wide range of major infrastructure projects. He has a particular interest in service life prediction and has been a consultant on major tunnel, bridge, offshore platform, maritime and building projects in the United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, Norway, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Libya.

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