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Gateley Smithers Purslow bolsters forensic and expert witness team

Gateley Smithers Purslow (GSP) has bolstered its well-established specialist forensic and expert witness team with the appointment of Keith Hilton as a senior building surveyor.

GSP’s forensic and expert witness team provides a wide range of surveying, engineering and architectural expertise for dispute and litigation matters. One of the team’s key specialisms is providing accommodation reports in personal injury and medical negligence cases.

Based out of the Manchester office, Hilton brings more than 35 years of architectural and building surveying experience to the GSP team.

Hilton will join the part of the team specialising in accommodation services, working closely with long-standing forensic consultant and chartered architect, Paul Vipond and chartered building surveyor and RICS registered valuer, Michael Crosby, both of whom have extensive experience in providing forensic and expert witness services across the country and abroad.

On his appointment, Keith Hilton said: “Having worked with Michael in previous roles, I was confident that the position at Gateley Smithers Purslow would be a great fit. The role will allow me to apply and develop my experience within this specialist field and I’m looking forward to being part of an industry-leading team.”

Gateley Smithers Purslow is the multi-disciplinary surveying, engineering and architecture practice arm of professional services group, Gateley. GSP has trained expert witness surveyors, engineers and architects assisting with disputes across the UK.

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(L-R) Keith Hilton, Paul Vipond and Michael Crosby

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Gateley is a professional services group. Founded in Birmingham in 1808, we have provided commercial legal services to individuals and businesses over the last 200 years. We have over 1,000 professional advisers and employ over 1,400 people across 16 offices located in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Chester, Exeter, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, Llandudno, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Rutland. We also have a presence in Dubai. In 2015, we were the first commercial UK law firm to list on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Our strategy is to differentiate ourselves in a crowded market, incentivise our people to retain and attract the best talent in the industry and diversify by acquiring complementary business services. These include: – Gateley Legal – services span commercial and corporate law, dispute resolution, property, human resources, banking, litigation, restructuring, pensions, regulatory, private wealth, family and more; – Gateley Capitus – a leading fiscal incentives consultancy specialising in capital allowances on commercial property, land remediation relief and tax incentives; – Gateley Hamer – a specialist property consultancy providing straight talking advice relating to utilities and compensation, as well as compulsory purchase; – Gateley RJA – chartered quantity surveyors, project managers and clerks of works serving a wide variety of construction sectors; – Gateley Smithers Purslow – a rapidly growing multi-disciplinary chartered surveying practice, comprising building and quantity surveyors and civil and structural engineers, as well as architects and planners. Specialising in services to the property insurance claims market, it resolves high value claims for insurers, policy holders and their advisers; – Gateley Vinden – a specialist business offering corporate advisory, dispute resolution and consultancy to the built environment in the property and construction markets; – Entrust – a leading professional independent trustee company that helps companies run their pension scheme effectively; – Gateley Global – experts in international business, helping clients expand into new offshore markets in the most efficient way; – Kiddy & Partners – a global firm of experts in business psychology and trusted advisers to a range of business leaders, HR and talent directors; – t-three – specialists in people and leadership development and behavioural change; – Adamson Jones – patent and trademark attorneys providing expert intellectual property advice and services to clients from large multinational and national organisations, to universities and SMEs; and – Symbiosis IP – chartered patent attorneys specialising in IP services for the life sciences, pharmaceutical and chemistry industries. For further details on Gateley please visit or follow us on Twitter at

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