Expert Witness

Kevin Cloud holds the Cardiff Law School Expert Witness certificate following barrister led training provided by Bond Solon.

As a result Technical Arboriculture is able to provide expert witness testimony on a range of arboricultural matters.

This includes the writing of Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Part 35 expert witness reports as well as providing expert testimony in court.

Kevin fully understands the nature of the Civil Procedure Rules and the various professional, ethical and procedural duties this places on an expert

Great importance is placed on continuing professional development, continued training and keeping up to date with courts’ published decisions where they have a bearing on the behaviour of experts in the civil courts.

In 2016/2017 Kevin assisted a client in achieving an out of court settlement of £10,000 matching the valuation level in the supplied report. The case was around inappropriate pruning work to trees on the clients property, which had been undertaken by one of the UKs largest power supply companies. The excessive pruning resulting in severe damage to mature and valuable trees.