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The Courts recognise Dr. Antino's Expertise

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When there is a building dispute, irrespective of whether you're the claimant or the defendant, you will require independent professional advice. APA's team of leading experts has a wide range of recognized skills and experience in litigious matters with a proven history of successful cases to our credit. However, we always maintain that our most successful cases are the ones where the opposition settles the dispute (sometimes on the steps of the Court House) to avoid the costs and stress of going to Court. APA's team of experts will prepare a Civil Procedures Compliant report (CPR) setting out your position. This report is a fundamental element of your case and will assist your legal team in giving the proper and correct legal advice.

Litigation is not for the faint-hearted, it is an extremely costly and stressful process that should be avoided at every opportunity. However, when all other mediums (ADR) have been explored and failed, then going to Court with the best team possible is fundamental to ensuring a positive judgment is obtained.

View some of the notable cases that APA Property have worked on throughout the years.

APA can assist you from the receipt of the claim up to and through to the hearing.

  1. The Court may request a Single Joint Expert (SJE) or allow each party to appoint their own expert. However, the overriding duty of an expert is to assist the court and that duty overrides any obligation to the party that has engaged the expert.

  2. An expert’s duty is to provide an impartial report which truly reflects the expert’s own independent opinion and conclusions without influence by any party directly or indirectly connected with this dispute.

  3. The compilation of the report must satisfy the provisions of part 35 of the civil procedure rules specifically Rule 35.3 and 35.5.

Dr. Antino has a proven track record and has demonstrated that he has the required knowledge, training, and expertise to act as an expert witness either as a single joint expert or on behalf of the claimants and defendants, in the following areas:

  • Professional Negligence Claims

  • Party Wall Matters

  • Defective Building Works

  • Housing Disrepair

  • Breach of Contract

  • Forensic Analysis

  • Landlord & Tenant-Private-Commercial

  • Neighbourly Matters

  • Boundary disputes

  • Trespass

  • Nuisance

Our fees for Experts reports start from £1250 + VAT

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Antino on 01245 492495, submit our online form or alternatively email him Dr.Antino@apaproperty.com.

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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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