The Academy of Experts has accredited Paul Harding as an Associate Practising Member (AMAE), after being given glowing references from three lawyers for whom Paul worked as an Expert Witness on a recent £1.5M legal case relating to building defects, alongside a Professor of Building Technology and joint Expert Witness appointed to work in tandem with Paul. Paul’s advice and input resulted in a negotiated settlement before this case went to Trial, saving the Defendants Insurers substantial cost as well as avoiding high costs that would have been incurred during a 4-day Trial Hearing.
Paul’s 40-year experience as a Chartered Architect running his own private practice on numerous building types, ability to write robust reports, together with substantial expertise in contractual matters, building techniques, building defects and remedial works has equipped him to provide a reliable and authoritative service as an Expert Witness on all cases relating to design, planning, building regulations, building construction, building defects, architects appointments and fees. He successfully completed specific Expert Witness training at the Academy of Experts in February 2018 and July 2019.
In January 2019 the Federation of Forensic and Expert Witnesses recognised Paul’s abilities as an Expert Architect Witness, honouring him with their 2019 Expert Architect Witness of the Year Award. Paul said “I am delighted to have received this Award and gratified the Federation recognised my talents stand out among other Expert Witnesses in my field of expertise. It was a very nice surprise to receive the 2019 Expert Architect Witness of the Year Award out of the blue and without having had to submit an application for what is a highly valued recognition.”
Paul Harding’s Client’s judge his Expert Architect Witness knowledge, expertise and work as “Excellent”.