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Your Expert Witness


C F Associates

The Old Vicarage
Vicarage Hill

Contact Person: Colin Featherstone
Phone: 01803 690275 / 07974 380515
Occupation: Chartered Surveyors, Project Controls, Forensic Quantum & Time Analysts, ADR specialists

Chartered Quantity Surveyors, construction specialists and alternative dispute practitioners

C.Featherstone Associates Ltd, trading as CF Associates Ltd, was incorporated in 2001 as a Quantity Surveying Practice specialising in commercial management, contentious claims and final accounts within construction and related industries.

The focus of the business is now primarily dispute avoidance and resolution within the Construction Industry and can include advice at all strategic stages of the construction process.

Our services - UK wide and international - cover the building, civil engineering, rail, metro, water, marine, tunnelling, power generation, process engineering and pharmaceutical industries and include:

  • Contractual analysis and advice.
  • ADR Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Adjudication, Expert Determination, Mediation.
  • Project Change Control: Planning and Commercial Management.
  • Claim Management: Quantum, Change Control & Forensic Planning
  • Delay Analysis: Prolongation, Disruption & Acceleration
  • Expert Witness: Quantum & Forensic Analysis

Colin Featherstone BSc (Hons) Dip Arb FRICS FCIOB FCIArb MAE QDR(ED)

Colin graduated from Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham in 1984 with a BSc (Honours) Degree in Quantity Surveying. Since then he has gained a number of post graduate qualifications in construction and construction law, including a Post Graduate Diploma in Arbitration in 2000 from The College of Estate Management in Reading, before completing pupilage with the CIArb.

Colin has gained accreditation as an Expert Witness via several professional training organisations including:

  • Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS)
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • The Academy of Experts

Colin is a Qualified Dispute Resolver, accredited via the Academy of Experts – Expert Determiner – QDR(ED). He is a trained Arbitrator and practicing Arbitrator.

He has acted as party representative, assessor and adjudicator and is a member of both the JCT Home Owner and Federation of Master Builder (FMB) Adjudication Panels.

He has also undergone Mediation Training.

Dispute Avoidance & Dispute Resolution

Our consultants have a wide range of both building and civil engineering expertise and a wealth of contractual knowledge on a wide variety of standard and bespoke contracts and methods of measurement. Our services include:

  • Representing contractors, clients, property owners, architects and engineers.
  • Preparation of the Final Account
  • Preparation of commercial and contractual claims
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Extension of Time / Delay analysis
  • Report preparation
  • Liaising and negotiating between parties
  • Representation in formal dispute proceedings
  • Expert Witness – Quantum and Time
  • Acting as Arbitrator, Adjudicator or Expert Determiner including Home Owner and Builder Disputes

For further information visit www.cf-associates.co.uk