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    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.

    • 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.

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