12 Nov 19 by Lesley Anderson

One of our most experienced and highly qualified Directors, Dennis Venn FRICS MCIArb, is now focusing on Vickery Holman’s commercial Dispute Resolution Service.  Previously Head of Building Surveying, Dennis has a growing portfolio of instructions as an independent expert witness in building and contractual disputes.  As a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he is also in demand to resolve complaints through adjudication.

Disputes can arise over a variety of matters including building defects, breach of a contract,  boundaries or party walls. In these situations, our panel of highly experienced surveyors are asked to appear as an expert witness. Dennis has over 30 years of experience of building surveying, with a particular expertise and interest in party walls and dilapidations. Dennis was part of the team who compiled and edited the 3rd edition of The Green Book, “a bible” on the Party Wall and other matters.

In addition to his work on dispute resolution, Dennis has a deep commitment to the development of talent within the industry and is frequently invited to give talks to Plymouth University students as well as to Solicitors, Surveyors and Engineers. He is the current Chairman  of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club, a learned society for the promotion of excellence and education about Party Wall practises as well as being the regional Chairman of the Devon & Cornwall branch and a National Council Representative.

Dennis joins the most experienced and highly qualified surveyors in Vickery Holman in what is arguably one of the best commercial dispute resolution teams for commercial property in the South West.