Expert Witness & Legal Mapping

Coastway provides Chartered Geospatial Engineering staff to act as expert witnesses in all areas of geospatial engineering for the successful resolution of legal disputes in:

Adjudication is the legal process by which an arbiter or judge reviews evidence and argumentation including legal reasoning set forth by opposing parties or litigants to come to a decision which determines rights and obligations between the parties involved.

Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties. A third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate their own settlement (facilitative mediation).

Conciliation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process whereby the parties to a dispute (including future interest disputes) agree to utilize the services of a conciliator, who then meets with the parties separately in an attempt to resolve their differences. They do this by lowering tensions, improving communications, interpreting issues, providing technical assistance, exploring potential solutions and bringing about a negotiated settlement.

Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a legal technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts, where the parties to a dispute refer it to one or more persons (the “arbitrators”, “arbiters” or “arbitral tribunal”), by whose decision (the “award”) they agree to be bound.

The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. One who has a tendency to litigate rather than seek non-judicial remedies is called litigious. The plaintiffs and defendants are called litigants and the lawyers representing them are called litigators.

Coastway provides expert advice and expert witness reports.Coastway also employs several external consultants that provide expert advice when required. Coastway utilise ‘State of the Art’ survey methodology to provide vital forensic evidence for use by fellow expert team members for successful resolution of legal disputes.

 

Legal Mapping Services

The policy of Coastway is to provide clients with a first class professional service based on industry best practice and codes of professional conduct. We offer impartial analysis of all matters pertaining to legal mapping and measurement and based on this fundamental policy, our services will withstand and endure independent objective scrutiny.

 

Lease Plans

Historically an area of dispute between Landlords and Commercial Tenants is the drafting of particulars in new lease agreements. Disputes arise in agreeing the as built floor area of a commercial unit which ground rents and management fees are based upon. Coastway provides independent measurement and the production of floor plans of the actual net area to be let of a commercial unit which will be referred to and annexed to a legal lease agreement and which will withstand to independent objective scrutiny.

 

Reconciliation of Historic Record Plans

Coastway provides a service for updating old title deed maps of properties to digital format acceptable by the Land Registry utilising modern surveying technology and ordnance survey digital vector maps.

 

Defining Boundaries

When two parties are not in dispute but require adjoining boundaries to be defined on the ground as identified in the title deed maps, Coastway can facilitate the parties by objectively interpreting both title deed maps and physically defining the boundary on site.

 

Accurate Spatial Information

Coastway provides area referencing for projects across a broad range of sectors providing offices, retailers, industrial, leisure and residential clients with accurate spatial information relating to their properties.

We work across the agency, investment and building management sectors not only in Dublin but also across the island of Ireland and the UK. Our experienced project management team is continuously coordinating both the measurement of individual buildings and nationwide property portfolios.

 

Land Registry Mapping

When a property or part of a property requires a new title, the new plot needs to be lodged and approved by the *Land Registry. Coastway provides the complete service of site survey, area certification and production of title maps for submission to Land Registry.

*Note: On 4th November,2006 a new authority came into being with responsibility for the registration and ownership of land in Ireland. This statutory body takes over from the Land Registry and is called the Property Registration Authority (PRA).

 

Net Internal Area (NIA) with Duty of Care

Net Internal Area (NIA) is defined as the usable floor area within a building inside the internal face of perimeter walls. Assessed and quoted for all building levels, NIA is the basis of measurement for valuation, marketing and property rating.

 

Resolving Boundary Disputes

Coastway may be nominated by agreement between the disputing parties or by one party only to undertake a survey and produce an objective and independent report which defines the boundary between adjoining properties as per the title deed map(s). Such a report can be used as evidence in any Litigation or Arbitration and Coastway can be called upon as expert witnesses to stand over and affirm such reports.

 

Land Areas (For Sales or Purchase

Coastway provides a service of accurately measuring and certifying the area of land for sale on behalf of the purchaser or the vendor. This service is of major benefit to clients due to the value of land both in urban and rural sites in Ireland today.

 

Expert Witness Reports

Coastway can provide clients with expert witness reports in respect of all legal mapping and geospatial measurement disputes.

 

For more information on Expert Witness & Legal Mapping services, contact Coastway today.