Patrick Rose is a Chartered Surveyor and
is an expert in preparing maps and plans who is also trained in land law.
Modern electronic surveying equipment and computerised plan production ensure
accurate demarcation of the disputed features.
He has acted either for a single party or jointly for both parties. In some cases
has been appointed directly by the Judge to act on his behalf in determining
where the boundary should go. Our instructions either come from the Solicitors
or directly from the client.
In cases where two parties are in dispute over property
boundaries we act as an independent expert witness in accordance with the Civil
Procedure Rules with overriding duty to the court.
Our surveyor will examine the existing documentation, in
the form of plans, documents and aerial photographs. Carry out a measured
survey on the site and prepare plans and reports for the court, and if
necessary, determine the boundary line for H.M. Land Registry and give evidence
as an Expert Witness.
Most boundary disputes will not get as far as the Court
if handled properly from the start. In this era of spiralling costs in litigation,
it is essential to have professional advice before deciding whether to embark
on a dispute. Independent expert evidence is obtained so that the property
owner can move forward with certainty. Sometimes our advice may not be what you
want to hear but ultimately it could save you an awful lot of money.