ABOUT US

EXPERTS IN ALL AREAS OF CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Belasco Associates is a firm of Chartered Quantity Surveyors established by Leigh Belasco in 2014 following a successful 25+ year career in the construction and engineering industries as a multi-qualified Chartered Chemical Engineer, Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager.

We specialise in all areas of construction and engineering, including traditional and alternative dispute resolution, construction adjudication, expert witness evidence, all aspects of construction claims including extensions of time and loss and expense, contractual advice, commercial management, project quantity surveying as well as undertaking Contract Administrator and Employer’s Agent duties. Our team has extensive experience in traditional construction as well as highly complex mechanical, electrical and process disciplines, and have worked across a wide range of sectors including residential, super-prime residential, commercial, retail, healthcare, rail, aviation, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, water and wastewater, energy and food and drink production.

Belasco Associates also provide expert witness services in Building Surveying where we are regularly appointed to act as experts in residential and commercial disputes covering a range of matters including defects, workmanship, regulatory compliance (Building Regulations) and other building-related matters.

Meet the team below.

MEET THE TEAM
LEIGH BELASCO

Director and Owner, Adjudicator, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Chemical Engineer, Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered European Engineer and Accredited Expert Witness

Professional Memberships

MEng (Hons) DipAdj DipIntArb AMAE APAEWE CEng FCIArb FRICS FCIOB FIChemE FPD


Leigh is a highly experienced Commercial Director, Engineer, Adjudicator and Expert Witness specialising in both construction and process, mechanical, electrical and controls work. This experience is across a range of industries including building construction, luxury residences and hotels, water and wastewater, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, food and beverage, aviation, waste to energy and power generation.

JACKI SAUNDERS

Senior Consultant, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager, Assistant Expert Witness and Commercial Manager

Professional Memberships

FCIOB MRICS MCIArb


Jacki has considerable expertise and operational experience in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management. Jacki’s experience extends to a wide variety of contracts, including commercial and retail developments, healthcare facilities, industrial premises, defence, infrastructure, housing and airports, and she has in-depth knowledge and experience of standard industry forms of contract such as the NEC, JCT and FIDIC forms, as well as complex bespoke construction, PFI and technical facility management agreements.

STEPHEN BELASCO

Consultant, Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Procurement & Supply Professional and Assistant Expert Witness

Professional Memberships

MCIOB MCIPS MPD ACIArb


Stephen is an experienced Quantity Surveyor with a background in the UK water, wastewater and renewable energy (energy from waste) sectors. Stephen has extensive experience in drafting contractual claims for extensions of time and loss and expense, is well versed in adjudications proceedings and has assisted in a number of Expert Witness appointments as an assistant expert.

GERAINT THOMAS

Senior Consultant, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Cost Manager and Assistant Expert Witness


Geraint is a highly experienced Quantity Surveyor and Cost Manager with over 40 years of construction experience. His experience spans across a number of industries including, water, waste water, gas and oil, highways, marine, heavy civil engineering and the building sector.

LEE MORRISSEY

Senior Consultant, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager and Accredited Expert Witness

Professional Memberships

Dip. Adj FCIArb FRICS MCIOB MCIPS APAEWE


Lee is a highly experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor with a background in building and civil engineering, and has been involved in a number of high-profile and technically complex projects in London. Lee is a RICS-accredited Expert Witness and primarily works on dispute resolution matters producing advisory and expert reports on contentious matters. Lee also specialises in domestic surveys and housing disrepair work.

CAROLINE BELASCO

Director and Owner, HR Director, Employment Law Expert, Executive Coach

Professional Memberships

LLB (Hons) MBA FCIPD (Masters) FINstLM CIHM ALM HND


Caroline is an expert in HR & Organisational Development, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Employee Relations, Engagement, Reward & Resourcing, as well as IT, Governance, Facilities Management, Corporate Services & Health & Safety.

CHRIS BARRETT

Senior Consultant, Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager

Professional Memberships

BSc (Hons) CPE (Law) MRICS MCIOB APAEWE MFPWS


Chris is a highly experienced Chartered Building Surveyor, Project Manager, Party Wall Surveyor and Expert Witness with over 25 years’ industry experience within the commercial, industrial, domestic and high-end residential sectors. Chris has over 15 years’ experience at Project Director level, with extensive knowledge of building construction, construction defects and dispute resolution, particularly in relation to extensions of time and loss and expense claims. Chris heads up the Building Surveying practice.

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