Professional and experienced surveyors

George Palos B.Sc.(Eng) ACGI FRICS FCIArb MAE MIET

Practising Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Mediator, Chartered Surveyor and Expert Witness for more than 30 years. He has given evidence as an expert witness in Arbitrations, Expert Determinations, the LVT/First Tier Tribunal, the County Court and the High Court. George has an expanding arbitration practice and was appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators of the President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2011.


Clive has extensive experience as a Chartered Building Surveyor and advises on all aspects of residential, commercial property and project management. This includes valuation, project management, dilapidations matters, the specification / supervision of works of repair and in particular, advising on cost management. He has also given evidence as an Expert Witness in Arbitrations, Expert Determinations, the LVT, the County Court and Mediation. Clive is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, as well as the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors. He is also a registered and accredited expert with Sweet and Maxwell.

Hari Hirani B.Sc [Hons], FRICS, IRRV, MPVAI

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Corporate Member of the Institute of Rating Revenues and Valuers. He is also a Member of The Society of Expert Witnesses since 2000, as well as a member of the Practicing Valuers Association. Hari has a wide range of experience in Building Surveys, Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Landlord / Tenant Litigation, Residential and Commercial Valuations. He regularly gives evidence in Courts, Tribunals and Committees. He also acts as a Valuation Dispute Expert and occasionally acts as an Arbitrator. Hari is a Receiver, appointed since 2002 by the High Court London, Chancery Division under the Law of Property Act 1925.

Christopher Shawcross BA DipArb FRICS FCIArb

Christopher started off as an Agricultural and Equestrian Auctioneer’s clerk. Moving to “The Grosvenor Estate and Conrad Ritblat”, he was engaged in negotiating Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Estate Management issues, Surrender and Re-grants. After he took responsibility for a mixed commercial portfolio of 600 tenants spread throughout the UK at Neale House, a property investment and management company. In 2001 he set up Shawcross & Co, a firm of Chartered Surveyors. Christopher joined AWH in 2011 and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Steven Palmer BSc. (Hons) MRICS MCABE AIExpE

Steven’s career has spanned nearly 40 years in construction and engineering. He has advised on boundary disputes, housing disrepair claims, dilapidations matters, service charge disputes and claims for breach of contract by contractors and sub-contractors. Steven is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers as well as an Associate of the Institute of Explosives Engineers. He has acted as an Expert Witness on numerous occasions.