Tel: +33 4 68 20 26 48
Fax: +33 4 68 20 39 72
Email: info@southernfrancesurveys.com
Al Vignon, 11500 Saint Ferriol, France

Expert Witness & Single Joint Expert

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) do not as yet maintain a panel of expert witness surveyors based outside of the United Kingdom, therefore if required references can be provided from previous instructing solicitors.

Reports and working practice complies with

  • All relevant RICS Rules of Conduct, practice statements and guidance notes
  • RICS best practice relating to fees and disbursements
  • Civil Evidence Act 1995
  • The Civil Procedure Rules and practice directions.
  • Code of Guidance on Expert Evidence produced by the working party
        setup by the Head of Civil Justice

John Marshall

CEnv FRICS CNEI MEWI is the principal of SOUTHERN FRANCE SURVEYS, he is professionally qualified and registered globally as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor § Building Pathologist and within France as an Expert Immobilier. He has worked in France since 2002 for private clients and international banks. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and has acted as an expert witness and single joint expert for the Court of England & Wales since 1984.


Eric Merlier

has been an associate since 2004, he is a qualified Technicien Supérieur du Bâtiment, and a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts Immobiliers. He holds a pilot’s licence to fly a camera drone for commercial purposes.

The firm holds Professional Indemnity Insurance to comply with RICS, CNEI and French Government rules and is Regulated by RICS.