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Testimonials 2019-08-10T13:50:28+00:00

Thank you Gary for all your hard work over the last year or two. It’s been a pleasure.

Mr and Mrs Richard Walker
Private clients

That is great Gary, thanks for your efforts on this.

Jon England, Development Director
Northstone Development Ltd

Thank you for your persistence and hard work in getting the contract documents completed this week. The summary is extremely useful.

James Wharrie
Pegasus Property Asset Management

Thanks - excellent - great job.

Richard Baker, Finance Director
Gunnebo UK Limited

Thank you for all your help on this project and many others over the years we have worked together. It is always a pleasure.

Michael Stainton
Stainton Bespoke Homes

Gary, read your cost report - very good. Well done. Good thorough rebuttal. Thank you for your efforts.

Michael Johnson, Head of Land & Strategic Planning
Seddon Homes

The exterior of the building looks great, so thanks for all your help in achieving that.

Ross Shine, Head of Real Estate
Brabners LLP

Great news - excellent work Gary. Thank you.

Debra Holroyd-Jones, Senior Development Manager
Homes England

As expected from you, a good clear report. I think that you have prepared a full and detailed report highlighting issues with the other side's evidence. Good work.

Ian Harrison, Associate Land & Planning Director
Taylor Wimpey North West

Your works were clearly a significant factor in driving the settlement achieved.

Guy Birkett, Partner
FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors

I thank you for being at the mediation as a team and as individuals. I thought that the mutual support was amazing.

Neil Milburn, Development Director
Barratt Homes

The panel were impressed with his commitment to his role as expert witness.

RICS President's Panel for Expert Witnesses

Thanks for all your help on the dilapidations settlement.

Richard Baker, Finance Director
Gunnebo UK Ltd

Very good, very detailed report.

Omar Ensaff, Barrister
No 5 Chambers

Thanks for all the hard-work on this one

Paul Murray, Senior Planning Manager
Redrow Homes

With kind thanks for all of your help with this matter. Your calm professionalism and prompt responses to correspondence has been much appreciated.

Rachel Keleman, Senior Lawyer
Government Legal Department

Thank you very much for your report. It is very clear and comprehensive and we appreciate the work that you have put in.

Will Simkin, Director
Essington Fruit Farm

Many thanks for your report. It is a very comprehensive report that I think reads well.

Guy Birkett, Partner
FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors

Thank you for your efforts yesterday. I think we have done well to pull the submission together in these timescales and I am satisfied that our submission of abnormal costs is detailed and robust.

Gareth Bancroft, Land & Planning Manager
Taylor Wimpey Manchester

I am very grateful for your work and the timely manner.

Peter Williams, Litigation Solicitor
Government Legal Department

Just a short note to say thanks for all the hard work and effort to get ready for next week's re-opening of the Examination hearing.

Gareth Owen, Land & Planning Director
Taylor Wimpey North West

I have gone through the report. It is comprehensive and robust. I am happy with the contents.

John Barrett, Barrister at Law
Kings Chambers

I have now reviewed your response. I would like to put on record that the response is very impressive and does the job nicely. Thanks for your efforts.

Mark Calvert, Managing Director
Taylor Wimpey Manchester

We could never have got this far without the truly enormous amount of work and commitment to the project you have given.

Jacqueline McCloy, Finance Director
Tritech International Ltd

Many thanks for your time and efforts on Friday. Thanks for your help Gary, hopefully we will get this over the line shortly.

Jeremy Boyd, Land Director
Barratt Homes North West

Gary’s points are spot on!

Neil Milburn, Development Director
Barratt Homes North East

I was favourably impressed by Mr Bushell's evidence, regarding him as a careful and conscientious witness. On the few occasions where it was shown that he had made mistakes he was quick to accept this. His valuations seemed to me to be reasonable and even-handed.

Approved Judgement B50MA020 of His Honour Judge Stephen Davies

By the close of the enquiry, and in the light of the expert quantity surveyor evidence, the Council had accepted the appellant's costs calculation, including infrastructure and abnormal items, and had used the figures in its own appraisals.

Planning Inspectorate Appeal Decision APP/M0933/A/13/2193338

I am incredibly thankful for your help in the planning appeal process. A tough journey and a good decision at the end of it.

Chris Middlebrook, Director
Oakmere Homes Ltd

I would like to thank you for all your involvement and assistance throughout the arbitration process. I think that we had a great team and would be happy to work with you all in the future.

Russell Drummond, Senior Land Manager
David Wilson Homes

Can I add my personal thanks to you for guiding us so professionally through the project so far. Excellent job Gary. Thanks for your excellent report and your support during this tortuous process.

Paul Hutchinson, Managing Director
Gunnebo UK Ltd

Many thanks for a thorough and professional job well done.

David Beresford, Property owner

I have read your report and it is both thorough and professionally presented.

Gordon Law, Director
Carleton House Ltd

Thanks for your work on the viability study. Good job.

Duncan Peake, Chief Executive
Holker Group

Once again thank you for all your hard work and may I say that what an excellent piece of work and a good result. I am sure that the client will be equally delighted at the outcome.

Ken Salmon, Solicitor
Weightmans LLP Solicitors

Well done on an excellence piece of work.

Wilson Horne, Barrister
Kings Chambers

Both Tony and I were unanimously of the view that you were the best expert either of us had ever seen in the witness box during a combined career of over sixty years.

Richard Jones LLB (Hons)
Mackenzie Jones Solicitors

The judge was extremely complimentary about you and your evidence. I sincerely believe that it was your evidence that was crucial in this case. I cannot thank you enough for that.

Mark Fairhurst
Fairhurst Developments Ltd

I think it is an excellent report.

Katherine Sibley
Baines Wilson LLP Solicitors

It is clear that you have got to grips with the issues in this case within a very short period of time and we are very impressed with the draft.

Richard Jones LLB (Hons)
Mackenzie Jones Solicitors

Your efforts and professional approach are very well appreciated and I believe this project will be a major success due to that.

Todd Holt, Project Manager
Moog Inc USA

I just wanted to say how very pleased we are to be starting another venture with you. It is a project that has been dreamed about for many years and it is very exciting it is at last beginning to be realised. We look forward to working with you.

Lady Cavendish
Holker Hall

Many thanks for your input which has helped to make some progress towards the end.

Anne Bainbridge, Property owner

Thank you for all your continued help.

Denise Schofield, Developer

Many thanks for your help and support.

Patricia Nicholson, Hotelier

I wanted to say a personal thanks for all your help and advice this year. It has truly been a pleasure to work with you and your support has been greatly appreciated.

Paul Hutchinson, Managing Director
Gunnebo UK Ltd

Thank you for your input acting in a consultancy role to prepare a terminal schedule of dilapidations, assess the tenant's final claim, maintain a schedule of actual costs, and lead negotiations with the outgoing tentant to a very satisfactory settlement. The works were completed within a tight deadline and the final settlement covered virtually all our costs.

Rachel Bagshaw, Estate Manager
Holker Estates

I have worked with Gary Bushell acting as expert on a number of construction-related cases. I have always found him to be responsive to timescales as well as being thorough and logical in his approach to giving his opinion in a dispute. Gary is extremely experienced and qualified in his quantity surveying specialism and, as a member of The Academy of Experts, he fully understands the procedural obligations required by CPR 35. Gary’s written expert reports are clear and unbiased and he understands that the expert’s role is an impartial one with an overriding duty to the court.

John Sim, Partner
Temple Heelis Solicitors

This is an unusually complex project and your advice and guidance during the process and the way that you provided a seamless link with all the various parties has been invaluable. Mike and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and business contacts should they require a similar service. Thanks once again for taking professional care of our project.

Pamela Houghton, Director
Parkhouse Country Estates

Mr Bushell clearly has a great deal of experience in quantity surveying as detailed in his CV. Based on my dealings with him, I regard him as extremely competent and, on the occasion we instructed Mr Bushell, his preparation was exemplary. The report that Mr Bushell prepared was clear, concise and comprehensive and was prepared timeously (not always the case with expert witnesses). Mr Bushell’s advice was clear and impartial and he made it clear to the client that he had an obligation to be objective rather than partisan.

Jonathan Hardiker, Partner
Thomson Wilson Pattinson Solicitors