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Ben Hubble QC

Surveyors & Valuers

Ben has acted on claims against Surveyors and Valuers throughout his career and has been at the forefront of the new wave of litigation against surveyors and valuers following on from the credit crunch. Ben acted for Nationwide in its claims against Dunlop Haywards arising from the fraudulent acts of their valuer, Mr McGarry, and successfully obtained summary judgment in deceit for £20m+. At present, Ben is acting on a large number of claims brought by lenders against Surveyors and Valuers.

Recent and ongoing cases include:

  • claims by lenders against valuers said to have fraudulently or recklessly overvalued both commercial and residential properties
  • claims by lenders against valuers said to have negligently overvalued both commercial and residential properties
  • claims by lenders against valuers said to have overvalued portfolios of public houses across England and Wales
  • claims by lenders against valuers said to have overvalued portfolios of commercial properties, including sale and leaseback and buy to let transactions in respect of substantial property portfolios