Dispute Resolution

Acting independently and fairly when third party determination is necessary

JK can provide a full professional service to meet the needs of a client, or a single service to deal successfully with a one-off instruction.

Kevan Carrick, JK’s principal, is an experienced general practice surveyor, having operated in the north east of England for over 40 years. He is able to utilise this experience by assisting you when third party determination is required. 

Kevan is able to act formally a number of ways, either as an arbitrator, independent expert, mediator, court appointed joint expert or as an expert witness.  Kevan applies knowledge, experience and the facts of a case to resolve disputes connected with property, development and landlord and tenants, as well as matters relating to use and occupation of land.  Much of his work has been the negotiation of agreements - the psychology of ‘getting to yes’.  The negotiations have covered property damages claims, partnership disputes on assets, landlord and tenant matters, development agreements, joint venture agreements, formation or special purpose vehicles for property development and many others.

A brief summary of Kevan’s roles are provided below:

Arbitration – determining disputes upon value (rental or capital).

Independent expert – similar to arbitration, reaching a decision on the value through a regard for the evidence of both parties and utilising Kevan’s own expertise in property values. 

Expert witness – giving evidence at tribunals (court, public inquiries, House of Commons Select Committees, Land tribunals, arbitration, independent experts, planning inquiries, etc.), preparing expert evidence to comply with civil procedure rules, RICS practice statement and guidance notes for chartered surveyors acting as an expert witness.

Negotiator – representing a party to secure the best outcome of the case and advising on the cost effectiveness of proceeding in relation to the costs and risks.

Mediator – as a CEDR accredited mediator assisting the parties to resolve a dispute to achieve a settlement in the most cost effective manner, exploring all the alternatives and seeking innovative and commercial ways in which to structure an agreement, with a long-term relationship. Kevan is Chairman of Northern Dispute Resolution.