Dispute Resolution

Hughes Ellard has three senior Directors appointed on private matters and for the President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to act as Arbitrator, valuer or Independent Expert on a whole range of property related issues and disputes.


Stephen Downham has 20 years or more experience in Dispute Resolution and 40 years general property experience, regularly working with and instructing on behalf of clients’ Leading Counsel, particularly on Landlord & Tenant and valuation issues.  His Court experience includes not only written reports but also appearing as an Expert Witness”.


Gary Jeffries has a wide agency and advisory services base.  He is on the RICS President’s panel for Independent Expert appointments with particular emphasis and experience in residential development land disputes.


Carl Walker, director in charge of advisory services, has 35 plus years general experience in the advisory market generally and investment consultancy, with core expertise in Landlord & Tenant and valuation matters, again on the RICS President’s panel for Independent Expert appointments as well as receiving private expert report requests.

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Stephen Downham


Gary Jeffries

Managing Director

Carl Walker


We are delighted to confirm that as of June 1st, 2018 Hughes Ellard have merged with fellow Property Specialists Vail Williams.

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