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Divorce Valuations – all vehicles
Single Joint Expert Reports
As a vetted member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses, I am regularly instructed as a Single Joint Expert for divorce valuations in the Family Court. All of my reports are to Family Procedure Rules (FPR) Part 25 and the associated Practice Directions. I also accept instructions in civil cases.
Court Valuations – all vehicles
Expert Witness Reports – Civil and Criminal
Assessors can be an excellent resource for solicitors, but most assessors are engineers with no specialist experience in pure valuation. I am frequently engaged to work on issues of quantum based on engineer’s reports and my detailed experience across the breadth of the motor trade. Previous reports have involved everything commercial vehicles unfit for purpose to investigations into stolen racing cars, the financial effect of uncertain classic car provenance and dimunition of value on rare supercars.
Past cases include Expert Witness reports for insurers and motor traders/dealers, with case values into the millions of pounds. I have also worked with Trading Standards officers, supporting criminal prosecutions.
Expert Witness Reports conform to Civil Procedures Rules (CPR) Part 35 and the Guidance to Experts. Reports include vehicle and salvage valuations, provenance and history research, market trends for the rarest vehicles, research into comparables, disputes over restoration work and repairs, mis-described sold vehicles, insolvency and vehicle identification.
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Costs and Estimates
Expert Witness testimony is vital to the courts to help settle disputes. To make my experience as widely available as possible, I charge a reasonable hourly rate in line with court guidance, as well as mileage and expenses where appropriate.
Email me to discuss Single Joint Expert or Expert Witness instruction. There is no charge for estimates. I travel all over the UK and Europe and can often get involved at short notice. I am frequently called in when others have failed.
Note that I also carry out classic and vintage car and motorcycle valuations and am a long-standing expert in the field of classic Porsche and modified car valuations.
"Hi John, thanks as ever for your detailed report. The time invested is obvious and appreciated. I have filed the report with the court today and will be in touch for our next case."
Solicitor in Kent – Single Joint Expert in Divorce Case
"Dear John, thank you for your swift response and detailed report at short notice. Your assistance today ahead of court tomorrow is much appreciated by all."
Solicitor in Warwick – Single Joint Expert in Divorce Case
"Hi John, thank you for your assistance, I will certainly keep you in mind for any future work. We were very impressed by your report. I appreciate the work that has gone into it!"
Solicitor in Bristol – Single Joint Expert in Divorce Case
"Dear John, It’s been an absolute pleasure – I’ve never read such an interesting expert’s report! I just wish I could have shared it with my nine-year-old son who is a total petrolhead!"
Solicitor in Cumbria – Single Joint Expert in Divorce Case
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