CEDR Panel member since 2017
Principal of Robert Crawford Ltd Chartered Surveyors (since 1994) (Director)
BSc. (Hons) Est. Man. DipArb FRICS FCIArb MEWI.
Chartered Surveyor. Chartered Arbitrator. CMC and RICS Accredited Mediator. IMI-SIMI Certified Mediator. Member of the Expert Witness Institute.
September 1971 - in practice. Qualified as Incorporated Valuer (ISVA) - January 1977.
External degree in Estate Management - December 1986.
Qualified - Chartered Surveyor (ARICS) – October 1987; Elected Fellow (FRICS) November 1995.
45 years in private practice, the corporate sector and local government.
Experience: office and shop agency, compulsory purchase, dilapidations, commercial rent reviews, commercial lease renewals, capital and rental valuations, valuations for enfranchisement; expert determinations in rent reviews; valuations for matrimonial finance; valuations for taxation.
Organisations: Garrard Smith & Partners, Peter Symmons & Co. Napier Bentley, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London Borough of Haringey, Old Mutual Properties Johannesburg. Consultant Valuer to MyLeasehold Valuers and Cubit Consulting Building Surveyors.
ArbDB member of Chambers.
Arbitration qualifications and experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration - December 2002
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - November 2005.
Chartered Arbitrator - November 2005
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Presidents Panel of Arbitrators
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Property Disputes Panel
RICS - Presidents Panel of Commercial Rent Review Arbitrators
CEDR-Solve ABTA Arbitration Panel member.
London Court of International Arbitration Panel Member
Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre Arbitration Panel Member
Arbitration cases: aviation insurance, residential property rent deposits, commercial service charges, partnership dispute; building contract disputes, negligent surveys, commercial premises development site rent review, commercial rent reviews – retail properties (multiple), yacht basin berth rents, apportionments of fees, commercial ground rent reviews, dilapidations, residential repairs, travel arbitrations..
International: Company share acquisition - hotel; Commission dispute - energy contract.
48 Arbitration cases to date.
Civil Mediation Council (member)
Clerksroom panel member – elite section.
RICS list of accredited Mediators
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Panel appointment certificate
Dubai Mediation Centre – panel member; member of the Advisory Board
Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre Mediation panel member
International Mediation Institute
126 cases to date.
Expert Witness Accreditation
CUEW - (Cardiff University accredited expert witness) Member of the Expert Witness Institute – MEWI
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – London Branch Vice Chair and Hon. Secretary
- Worshipful Company of Arbitrators – Liveryman. Court Assistant (2012 – 2017) Charity Trustee.
- University of Reading 1988 – 1991 Distance tutored in Valuations for the external degree in Estate Management for the College of Estate Management.
1996 -2000 External Examiner in Valuations and Estate Management Final level – Applied Valuations.
2001 – present : formerly Member of the Taxation and Valuation Subjects Advisory Committee - now Professional Forum (Real Estate) the University College of Estate Management.