Expert witness service
Risa, the GGF’s independent inspection and auditing division, has launched its expert witness service to provide representation in the event of disputes concerning domestic windows and doors.
Risa’s Rics-accredited experts focus on residential window and door installations and can act as a single joint expert or as a party appointed expert and produce high quality reports in line with the Civil Procedure Rules for expert witnesses. The organisation’s main areas of expertise include: domestic window and door installations; Building Regulation compliance inspections; specification disputes; operating to British Standard 8213-4; and Civil Procedure Rules compliant.
Risa is a Ukas-accredited Type A Inspection Body and the sole provider of inspection services for Fensa. Services may be provided for either party directly involved in a dispute, act on behalf of legal teams, or organisations including local authorities and private and public sector landlords for example, in larger disputes.
Risa will provide initial inspection and reporting that may in itself prevent escalation of a dispute or, should the issue remain unresolved, Risa may provide expert witness services, acting as a single joint expert or as a party appointed expert and produce a high quality report in line with the Civil Procedure Rules for expert witnesses.
Dave Mechem, Risa director of operations, said: “Risa has unparalleled inspection expertise in the glazing industry and it therefore makes perfect sense that we provide expert witness services for trade federations, local authorities, solicitors and homeowners alike.”