Neil Benningfield

"The overalll objective of the consultancy is to provide a fast, cost effective service, to investigate objectively and to produce timely reports to resolve client issues."


Consultancy track record

  • Formed in October 2005, the consultancy, Neil Beningfield and Associates Ltd, had completed nine commissions by the year end and over 800 by August 2018.
  • It specialises in all aspects of mortars, brickwork, masonry, floors and floor screeds, particularly on-site investigation of problems and defects, expert witness work and related issues. Where problems are involved, the aim is to provide a speedy, cost effective site service, followed up by a comprehensive report. At all times the focus is on a rapid, positive resolution of the issues.
  • Where expert witness work is involved the appropriate rulings and guidelines are strictly adhered to, with absolute objectivity and cognisance of the first duty to the court being strong guiding principles.
  • Has worked in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, Dubai, France, Israel, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Serbia, Singapore and Spain.
  • The current work of the consultancy regularly takes Dr Beningfield into Continental Europe.


Expert witness work

  • Is an experienced expert, fully familiar with the requirements of CPR 35. Has worked with many of the major legal firms active in the construction industry. Case studies and referees are available upon request.
  • Has successfully worked both as single and joint expert, and has assisted in preparation of cases on behalf of the Claimant as well as for the Defendant.
  • Experienced witness in mediations, arbitrations & full court hearings.


  • Site investigation and appraisal - faults, problems, issues, design, material propertiies, workmanship and testing.
  • Expert witness work – reports to CPR 35, court appearances.
  • Manufacturing and market research advice.
  • Specialist training.



  • Architects
  • Builders and developers
  • Engineers
  • Industrial and commercial bodies
  • Governmental bodies
  • Multi-disciplinary practices
  • Private clients
  • Sub-Contractors
  • Surveyors

A selection of project types successfully addressed

  • Conversions
  • Detention centres
  • Factories
  • Flats
  • Gymnasia
  • Health centres
  • Hotels, bars
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial process plants
  • Laboratories
  • Leisure venues
  • Museums/archives
  • Nursing homes
  • Prisons
  • Private and local authority housing
  • Quality assurance manuals
  • Retial Outlets
  • Roads
  • Schools
  • Shops
  • Superstores
  • Swimming pools
  • Universities and colleges
  • Warehouses
  • Workshops

Case studdies for any of tha above are available upon request