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Name : Layng Ross
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Address : 37 Pine Grove
Telephone : +44 (0) 1932 856463
Fax : +44 (0) 1932 829840
24 Hour : +44 (0) 7710 761193
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Layng Ross offers dispute resolution and expert witness services to the Construction Industry in the UK and overseas.  Clients include Contractors, Subcontractors, Employers, Owners, Consultants, Solicitors and Insolvency Practitioners practising in the Construction Industry.

The principal of Layng Ross, Dr Derek Ross, is an experienced Chartered Civil Engineer, Adjudicator, Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator, Conciliator and Dispute Board Member, and is available for appointment in any of the following neutral roles:

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Conciliator
  • Adjudicator
  • Dispute Board Member or Chairman

Recent dispute resolution neutral assignments include:

  • Conciliator of several roads disputes; values ranging from 5.5 to 115 million euro;
  • Adjudicator of numerous construction disputes in UK concerning contract interpretation, building and civil engineering technical issues, quantum, time delay, piling and subsidence;
  • Early Neutral Evaluation of multi-million euro sewerage scheme dispute.

Expert Witness Services

Dr Ross's technical expertise is in the following disciplines:

  • Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Programming and Delay Analysis

Recent assignments include:

  • Quantum Expert on UK harbour authority measured term contract dispute;
  • Structural Expert on garden centre development dispute;

In the harbour authority case, his Instructing Solicitor remarked of him: “your Scott Schedule analysis marked a turning point in the case”, which case settled shortly afterwards.

Dr Ross fully understands the overriding duty of an expert witness as set out in Rule 35.3 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998.  Thus, when acting as an expert witness, Dr Ross is conscious of his obligation to the court to express impartial opinions based on his expertise.

Dr Ross also has qualifications in construction contract law.

Please visit the website: http://www.layngross.com for further details of his qualifications and experience, and the dispute resolution methods that he employs.


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