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CABE "Ely" Seminar 17th July 2015

Ely Centre of Excellence: CABE Eastern Region by Ros Piggott

The 3rd lunch time technical seminar of the Ely Centre of Excellence was held at the Lighthouse Business Centre Ely on Friday the 17th of July, and presented by regional member Philip Antino of APA Property Services Ltd

Philip who is an acknowledged expert in the field of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 gave a presentation into the complex statutory requirements, and rights and obligations of property owners and appointed surveyors involved in the administration of the Party Wall etc Act.

Philip explained that the Act is ambiguous and open to misinterpretation and that the Act can invite conflicting interpretations which in turn creates disputes and surveyor confusion. Philip as published several papers in leading journals on the subject, is the author of two books on the subject, extensively lectures on the Act and as assisted in blowing away the cobwebs that surround the myths that exist within the world of Party Wall matters.

28 members were in attendance and who were all captivated by Philips explanation of the Act and role of appointed surveyors, and although Philip was able to answer many raised questions, throughout his presentation, this further continued well after the event had finished.

Several members have approached the regional committee for this event to be re-held, and we are in discussion with Philip to re- host this event in Norwich and Kings Lynn in 2016

The events at the Ely centre of Excellence continue to gather member interest and members in attendance practised in various fields, and who were both complimentary and appreciative to attend this event. Music to the ears of the regional committee, who are working very hard to ensure these quality events are available for all members to attend, and It is important to remember that these are member events, run by members for the benefit of members.

To know more about Philip Antino and APA Property services members are advised to visit

www.apaproperty.com

Published books available are:

A practitioners Approach and Interpretation of the Party Wall etc Act 1996

A practitioners Approach and Interpretation of Neighbourly Matters

Ros Piggott (Eastern Region Committee Member/CPD Coordinator)

Judges Comments and Opinions regarding Dr. Antino

  • The party wall world is relatively small, the stage of this world contains a number of well-known players, Mr Antino is one of these well-known players and so are his owners instructing solicitor Mr Ashley Bean of Thirsk Winton

    HHJ Bailey - [2016]
  • The Claimants have a very experienced legal team comprising Mr David Mayall of lambchambers & Mr Ashley Bean of thirsK winton and their surveyro Dr. Philip Antino. The evidence in particular of the Defendant’s plans for both the Accessway and the plans and how it impacted upon the Claimants business was important information that The Defendants ahd not provided when requested.

    HHJ Freedland QC - [2021]
  • "Mr Antino is a palpable witness, Mr Antino's explanation of the unique attributes of the "Thompson Plan" greatly assisted the Court to understand the location and extent of the claimants’ boundaries” (Best & Best v Perkins & Dennis in the County Court at Luton).

    HHJ Hildyard - [2015]
  • The appeal was a preliminary hearing of two points in respect of an Award served by Mr Antino and a surveyor appointed by Mr Antino under s.10(4) on behalf of the Building Owners the Appellants. HHJ Luba QC sitting in the Central London County Court held "In my judgment the Award is valid, the use of s.10(4) was the appropriate procedure given the Building Owners refusal to appoint a surveyor. A dispute had arisen that satisfied s.10 procedures, The Award is an impressive piece of work". Schmid v Hulls and Athananasou).

    HHJ Luba QC - [2016]
  • “Mr Antino is an acknowledged expert in the field of party wall issues.”

    HHJ Murfitt QC 2013 - [2015]
  • “I have known Philip for many years as a surveyor, he is a very good surveyor, as this book shows he is a very good author and this book can only advance his reputation”

    HHJ Philip Bartle QC - [2012]
  • “In the appeal of an ex-parte Award served by Mr Antino on behalf of the respondents, in my judgment the respondent is correct. Mr Antino’s contention that it is not a matter for negotiation directly between one surveyor and the other surveyor’s client. Since I have determined that the ex-parte Award was valid the court is still able to determine the Award and under the statutory powers to modify the Award if appropriate. I am grateful to Mr Antino suggesting that I now determine the Award issue “I accept that Mr Antino’s hourly rate is not in my judgment unreasonable. It follows that the fee set out in the ex-parte Award had been properly justified and I therefore award Mr Antino’s fees”. (Bansal v Myers Romford County Court).

    HHJ Platt - [2007]

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