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Key staff

The Partners are supported by a dedicated team of engineers, architects and technicians.  Brief details of the qualifications, experience and interests of our key staff members can be seen by selecting the appropriate links.

  • David Tomlinson

    David Tomlinson

    Senior Engineer


    Loughborough University, BSc (Hons), 1980
    Warwick University Business School, MBA, 1989
    Chartered Engineer, 1985

    Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Member, Association of MBAs
    Fellow, Geological Society

    David Tomlinson is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 35 years experience in the construction and building material industries.  He has broad experience of civil engineering and building works in the United Kingdom and overseas, including roads, tunnels, mini-hydroelectric schemes, industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

    He has extensive experience of investigations of construction problems and preparation of reports for litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, and has been appointed by clients to act as an expert.  His particular interests include: heavy civil engineering works, industrial floor slabs, building envelopes, basement construction, waterproofing systems, building subsidence, drainage, failure of ground improvement works, anti-vibration bearings and analysis of delay and disruption claims.

  • Mihalis Chatzis

    Mihalis Chatzis

    Senior Engineer


    National Technical University of Athens, Diploma in Civil and Structural Engineering, 2008
    Chartered Engineer, 2019

    Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Member, Technical Chamber of Greece

    Mihalis is a Civil and Structural Engineer who has worked on large-scale refurbishments of university buildings, high-rise structures and earthquake resistant concrete underpasses, retaining walls and industrial buildings, with experience both in the United Kingdom and overseas.  He also has contributed to European standards relating to heavy bridge traffic loads and to the development of commercial structural analysis software.  Mihalis is particularly interested in structures with complex geometries and unusual loading conditions, seismic design, vibrations and advanced structural analysis.

    Since joining the firm Mihalis has been involved in a variety of forensic investigations including delay and disruption claims on a major international airport, vibration issues to steel pedestrian bridges, construction sequence reviews of steel structures and the seismic design of industrial buildings.

  • Will Davies

    Will Davies

    Senior Engineer


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

    Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Graduate Member, Institution of Structural 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.


  • Magdalena Prus

    Magdalena Prus

    Senior Architect


    Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Architecture, 2008
    London Metropolitan University, Professional Diploma in Architecture, 2012
    University of the West of England, PG Cert in Professional Practice in Architecture, 2014
    King's College London, Msc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, 2017
    Chartered Architect, 2016

    Member, Royal Institute of British Architects
    Member, The Society of Construction Law
    Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    Magdalena is a Chartered Architect and holds a Master’s Degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King’s College, London.  With experience of new build, refurbishment and interior design schemes on a wide range of projects, including residential, commercial and listed buildings, Magdalena is familiar with all stages of the design and construction process under traditional as well as design and build procurement.  She has also been involved in the design of developments in Green Belt and Conservation Areas, and has carried out detailed historical surveys.

    In her role as a forensic architect, Magdalena has been involved in the analysis of various architectural and construction issues relating to most building types, including residential, commercial and educational buildings in the UK as well as university projects, infrastructure and hospitals in the Middle East.  She has investigated a wide range of technical issues such as design and workmanship defects, the causes of water ingress and fire protection issues.  Magdalena has contributed to the production of CPR-compliant reports for submission in adjudication, litigation and arbitration proceedings.

  • Stuart Hookham

    Stuart Hookham

    Senior Engineer


    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.

  • Philip Veall

    Philip Veall

    Senior Architect


    University of Cambridge, BA (Hons) Architecture, 2000
    University of Cambridge, Diploma in Architecture, 2003

    Member, Royal Institute of British Architects
    RIBA Conservation Registrant

    Philip Veall is a Chartered Architect with 15 years of experience in practise.  Philip has worked on award winning architectural design projects in the UK and the USA, from concept design through to delivery on site, leading teams of architects, co-ordinating the work of other design consultants, and collaborating with specialist sub-contractors across a wide range of building types, from arts and cultural buildings, educational facilities, and major railway termini, to private residential buildings.  Many of the projects have involved working in sensitive historic, listed and conservation contexts.

    Philip’s work as a practising architect is complemented by his interest in façade engineering and building envelope performance for both modern and historic buildings.

  • David Wilson

    David Wilson

    Senior Technician


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

    David 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


    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.

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