Expert Witness/Arbitration services

Thomas Consulting have developed extensive knowledge in construction law and provide advice and assistance in respect of arbitration, adjudication and expert witness services.

We have engineers with expertise in the legal matters that arise during construction and development and their knowledge can be beneficial in avoiding any legal pitfalls during development work.


We have considerable experience in assessing structural problems and, where necessary, providing expert witness services in litigation, arbitration and adjudication.

Our services include; analysis of the problem, long-term prognosis and – if required – recommendations for remedial works.

We have engineers who are trained in legal matters, who understand the legal process and who can work alongside a client’s lawyers to provide effective and accurate advice.


Expert Witness cases undertaken

Fielden Marshall Glover Strutt

A Part 35 Instruction to provide evidence in respect of a claim being made by a property owner under a Building Warranty

Damp Issues - Hotel Spa

A Part 35 Instruction to provide evidence in respect of a claim being made by a Hotelier regarding a defective Spa building at a Hotel in the Lake District National Park.

Domestic Extension

A Part 35 Instruction as a Single Joint Expert to provide evidence in respect of a claim being made by a property owner regarding a defective domestic extension.

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)