CURRICULUM VITAE FOR G. A. BUSHELL
|Name||Gary Anthony Bushell, FRICS, MAE, QDR, APAEWE|
Cumbria LA23 1JS
|Office Tel Nr||01539 443 009|
|Mobile Tel Nr||07989 503 707|
|Qualifications||Re-assessed for RICS President’s Panel of Expert Witnesses, 2018. RICS Panel stated “the panel were impressed with his commitment to his role as an expert witness“.
Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (APAEWE) accredited by Edexcel, 2014.
Qualified Dispute Resolver (QDR) and Member of The Academy of Experts’ Register of Qualified Expert Determiners, 2014.
Member of RICS Expert Witness Registration Scheme, 2012.
Accredited Member of The Academy of Experts (MAE), 2011.
Practising Associate of The Academy of Experts (AMAE), 2008.
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), 1990.
Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (ARICS), 1983.
Associate of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), 1978.
|Career||Expert witness and director of ExpertQS Limited (2013 to present).
Managing director of Bushell Raven Limited, Chartered Quantity Surveyors (1986 to 2013).
Professional quantity surveyor and project manager (1983 to 1986).
Quantity surveyor for construction companies (1974 to 1983).
Quantity surveyor with New Towns Commission (1971 to 1974).
|Experience||Building cost expert experienced in the provision of expert quantity surveying services to the professional and contracting sectors of the construction industry.
Personally provides the full spectrum of expert quantity surveying services to a wide range of clients.
Committed to remaining a practising professional and has developed skills and knowledge from a solid foundation of many years’ of quantity surveying experience in the construction industry.
Expertise is quantity surveying, including contract administration, building costs and construction quantum.
Acts as construction expert adviser, party appointed expert witness, and single joint expert witness specialising in building and construction costs and quantum disputes.
Oral evidence given under cross examination on construction quantum in high court, arbitration, adjudication, expert determination, mediation, planning inspectorate inquiries, and planning examinations.
Approved Judgement B50MA020 heard in the Manchester Technology and Construction Court, His Honour Judge Stephen Davies said, ”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.”
Acts as Expert Determiner on disputes concerning construction quantum and building costs.
Expert adviser and expert witness on construction costs for national house builders, developers, and landowners in connection with residential planning financial viability and land value disputes for sites up to £450m in sales value and £250m in construction cost value.
|Procedures||Fully conversant with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction PD35, Civil Justice Council Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims, Academy of Experts’ Code of Practice for Experts, and RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Note ‘Surveyors acting as Expert Witness‘.
Uses The Academy of Experts Model Form of Expert’s Report and Model Terms of Engagement.
|Training||Undertakes regular personal training as a quantity surveyor and as an expert witness.
Maintains a record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with the requirements of the RICS.
Acts as counsellor and supervisor for candidates training for RICS qualification.
|Courses||2020 – Seminar “Delay and Changes in Construction” (Webinar).
2020 – Society of Construction Law Annual Conference.
2019 – Academy of Experts’ meeting “Pilot Disclosure Scheme” (video).
2019 – Society of Construction Law Annual Conference.
2018 – Academy of Experts’ meeting “The Role of Judge and Expert” (video).
2018 – Society of Construction Law Annual Conference.
2018 – Re-assessment for RICS President’s Panel of Accredited Expert Witnesses.
2018 – The Academy of Experts’ seminar on 2017 case updates.
2017 – Professional Ethics for RICS Members.
2017- Royal Town Planning Institute North West Update Conference.
2017 – Society of Construction Law Annual Conference.
2017 – The Academy of Experts seminar on 2016 case updates
2016 – The Academy of Experts evening meeting “Current trends in expert evidence”.
2016 – The Academy of Experts one day course “Advanced report writing skills”
2016 – The Academy of Experts one day course “Expert witness essential update”.
2016 – The Academy of Experts seminar on 2015 case updates
2015 – The Academy of Experts course on Procedure Rules
2015 – Solicitor training on JCT building contract.
2014 – Legal Experience Training one day course on Meetings of Experts and Joint Statements.
2014 – Legal Experience Training two day course on Expert law and practice, and advanced report writing.
2014 – The Academy of Experts Seminar on concurrent evidence in Court.
2014 – The Academy of Experts Seminar on 2013 case updates.
2013 – Legal Experience Training one day course on Court skills.
2013 – The Academy of Experts Expert Determination Assessment.
2012 – The Academy of Experts seminar on 2011 case updates.
2012 – The Academy of Experts advanced seminar “Single Joint Expert”.
2012 – The Academy of Experts advanced seminar “Meetings of Experts”.
2012 – RICS expert witness update seminar.
2012 – RICS Seminar on National Planning Policy Framework.
2012 – The Academy of Experts Seminar on expert case law.
2012 – Society of Construction Law Annual Conference.
2011 – RICS North Expert Witness Conference.
2011 – The Academy of Experts two day course on ‘Expert Determination’.
2011 – RICS Seminar on ‘Financial viability in planning’.
2011 – Solicitors’ Property and Construction Update
2011 – Society of Construction Law Annual Conference.
2010 – Seminars on ‘Building Contracts’, ‘NEC3 Compensation Events’, and ‘Changes to the Construction Act’.
2009 – Seminar on ‘Construction contract know-how’.
2009 – The Academy of Experts ‘Update for experts’ course.
2008 – The Academy of Experts one day course on Procedure Rules for experts.
2008 – The Academy of Experts one day course entitled ‘Into Court’.
2008 – The Academy of Experts two day ‘Expert witness foundation course’.
|Seminars Presented||2017 – Understanding construction costs for viability.
2016 – Avoiding building disputes.
2014 – Procurement and control of building works.
2013 – Building works; managing cost, quality and time.
2010 – JCT building contracts and professional teams.