Martin Dobson Associates

Expert Witness

Dr Martin Dobson has been acting as an expert witness since 1995 and has considerable experience having completed hundreds of expert reports on boundary disputes involving trees, personal injury and property damage caused by hazardous trees and tree-related building subsidence. He has represented clients in the County Court, High Court, Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber and in mediations.

Example cases which were seen through to a judgement are given below:

  • Carpenter v Jennings
  • Khan v London Borough of Harrow and Kane
  • Malewski v London Borough of Ealing
  • Marson v Turnpike Hill Trust
  • Raphael v London Borough of Brent
  • Sutherland Housing Association v John Berrigan Taplin
Client List
Badhams Thompson
Badhams – Law
Barlow Lyde and Gilbert
Berrymans Lace Mawer
Davies Lavery
E.L. Murphy and Co.
Hextall Erskine
Lawrence Graham
Lyons Davidson
Memery Crystal
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
RSA Legal
Case Study
tree-expert-witness-case-study An Oak tree on neighbouring land fell onto this property causing substantial damage. Martin Dobson Associates were instructed by the claimant to report on whether it was reasonably foreseeable that the tree would fall and whether or not the defendant had been negligent in their duty to inspect and maintain the tree.

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martin-dobson-research Dr Martin Dobson has a background in research and has over 30 scientific publications to his name. He has been an examiner in tree pathology for the ABC/Royal Forestry Society Professional Diploma in Arboriculture for 11 years. This is the premier professional qualification in arboriculture.