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Tree Root Claims Liaison Group

This Group has been set up to encourage and promote greater liaison between all sectors involved in the Forum, specifically in relation to tree root related subsidence.

The current Chair is Ian Brett-Pitt, of Best Answer Subsidence Engineering Ltd (BASE) and any queries about the Group may be directed to him through the Subsidence Forum office. If you wish to join the group please email us with your details click here

The terms of references of the group can be viewed here.

The next meeting of the group will be held on: Tuesday 30 June 11.00 BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9XX Building 16, Room 203.

Members of the group are:

Andrea Plucknett

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Leslie Calder

Clancy Consulting Ltd

Neil Curling

Lloyds Banking Group Insurance

Tom Griffiths

Constructive Response

Ian Brett-Pitt


Andrew Plunkett

Berrymans Lace Mawer

Jon Kiely

Fresh Aspect

Rachel Bolt

Freeth Cartwright Solicitors

Peter Osborne

Treesubs Ltd

Andrew Caplan

Kennedys LLP

Jonathan Cocking


Martin Dobson

Martin Dobson Associates

Ian Marsh

LV= Home Technical Claims

Christopher Hartshorn

Elizabeth Davenport

Graeme Phipps

Smithers Purslow

Kris Blake

AJ Building Ltd

Pat Brennan

Geolabs Limited

Neil Hawkins

Meridian Soils

Patrick Isaacs

Cunningham Lindsey

Sne Patel

Crawford & Company

Andrew Jackson

National House Building Council

Michael Lawson


Seamus Lefroy-Brooks

LBH Wembley Geotechnical & Environment

Vicky Merrill

Kennedys LLP

Amelia Nicol

AXA Insurance

Kelly Penstone-Smith

Kennedys LLP

Nicola Pinkstone

Abbey Pynford

Tim Pither

Subtilis Consulting

Suvom Rahman

Wardell Armstrong

Greg Rees

Claims Consortium

Matthew Sadler

Gryphon Surveys

Satpal Sagoo

Clancy Consulting

Bob Seedhouse

Wardell Armstrong

Tracey Spence

Eversheds LLP

Martin Stiles

Stiles & Co Chartered Surveyors



TRAINING DAY 2016 - This was held on 20 October, BRE Watford - presentations will be uploaded shortly

DISSERTATION INITIATIVE - Congratulations to Robert Orr from Portsmouth University who won the Subsidence Forum Dissertation Prize 2016- see the Latest News page. 

CURRENT AFFAIRS MEETING 2016 - The last meeting was held on 1 September, BRE Watford details at More info on Events & Seminars

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2015 - 2017 To view click here

SUBSIDENCE HANDBOOK – A Practical Guide to subsidence in domestic property - 4th Edition available at a cost of £12.95 (inc p&p)