DWD Strengthens Planning and Surveying Teams

DWD are pleased to announce that we have strengthened both our Planning and Surveying Teams with the appointment of four new members of staff.

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Pilbrow joins us from Avison Young where he was a Director in the professional services team in their London (City) office. Andrew has joined as a Partner to help expand our existing expert witness and lease advisory capacity, working alongside Peter Roberts, Andrew Holden and Richard Greeves in the wider team. Andrew s clients include leading legal practices who regularly instruct him on expert witness matters, together with institutional landlords such as Aberdeen Standard for whom he undertakes lease advisory instructions. Andrew has a particular specialty in dilapidations {Section 18(1)} instructions where he is dealing with a number of high profile claims, together with banking litigation (alleged mis-selling) and professional negligence. Andrew is an experienced Chair for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competency (APC) where he sits regularly and also an author/presenter of RICS webinars and e-learnings in the fields of valuation and legal compliance.

Jeff Norris joins DWD s Business Rates Team as a Senior Associate. Jeff was the Head of Rating at Farebrother and went on to become a director at Colliers and is expert in managing and mitigating the business rates issues faced by ratepayers.

DWD s Planning Team also has two new additions to help with a growing caseload, with Charlie Merry joining from Iceni as a Planner and Shams Namazie joining from Avison Young as a Senior Planner.

Sarah Price, Planning Partner, said: We welcome Charlie and Shams and are looking forward to working together with the additional strength and depth they add to our planning team.

Richard Greeves, Managing Partner, said: We are delighted to have Andrew join our team. He adds additional Expert Witness expertise that adds to the offer we can provide to our valued and new clients.

Alan Vickery, Partner and Head of Business Rates, said: Jeff brings over 30 years of business rates experience to the team. His addition to our ranks means that the average length of professional experience of the qualified staff in our business rates team is in excess of 25 years. Our business is built on our reputation for delivering an expert, effective and responsive service to our clients. Jeff s energy will help us as we strive to distinguish ourselves from other service providers by provide a high quality service delivered by senior professionals.