Expert Witness Services

Site Investigation



Offering specialist professional assistance as an expert witness

Contaminated Land Investigation and Assessment Earthworks, subsidence and foundation problems Contractual claims Actions in negligence Professional indemnity Commercial disputes.

Anthony D Joyce



DATE OF BIRTH 23rd February 1967


BSc (Hons) in Geology, Imperial College, University of London (1989)

MSc in Construction Sheffield Hallam University (1998)


Associate of the Royal School of Mines

Chartered Engineer

Chartered Geologist

Chartered Environmentalist

Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Fellow of the Geological Society

Specialist in Land Condition

Member of the Environmental Law Foundation


1989 - 1991. Graduate Engineer with Colquhoun Geotechnical Services Ltd (now Thorburn Colquhoun Ltd) engaged in desk studies, ground investigations and the management and supervision of Contractors. Design work involving earthworks, motorways, foundations, road pavements and hydrogeology.

1991 - 1995. Assistant Engineer with Sir Owen Williams and Partners Ltd (now Owen Williams Ltd) involved in project management and supervision of numerous site investigations, including contract preparation and administration, financial control and budgeting. Investigation and management of derelict and contaminated land including recommendations for ground improvement, foundation design, gases, and the redevelopment and treatment of contaminants. Preparation of interpretative reports for a variety of projects which have included foundation design, earthwork design and slope stability. Design and supervision of two motorway reconstruction contracts including setting out, drainage, safety fencing, paving and traffic management.

1995 - Present. Partner with Michael D Joyce Associates LLP. Responsibility for projects from tendering stage, planning contract administration, site supervision, interpretative reporting, invoicing and budget control. Also involved in contract and construction law issues. Project management and supervision as Resident Engineer of ground investigations involving trial pitting, rotary coring, boring etc. Contract administration, financial control and budgeting for a wide range of projects. Investigation and management of derelict and contaminated land projects including ground improvement, landfill monitoring, redevelopment works and treatment of contamination (including compliance with EA). Preparation and management of ground investigation and improvement contracts for housing developments including grouting and excavation and recompaction work. Geotechnical input into various engineering projects including earthwork and reservoir design and construction. Foundation and slope stability design for various projects.

Michael D JOYCE Consultant

BSc MSc HonDSc CGeol FGS


BSc in Civil Engineering, Birmingham University

MSc in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, Leeds University

HonDSc Leeds Metropolitan University

Former Chartered Engineer (Retired)

Former Chartered Geologist (Retired)

Former Chartered Arbitrator (Retired)

Former Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers  (Retired)

Former Fellow and Panel Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators  (Retired)

Fellow of the Geological Society

Trained Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator

Former Member of the British Geotechnical Society  (Retired)

Member of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists

Former Member of the Society of Construction Law


1966 – 1982 Various engineering appointments.

1982 – Present Principal of Michael D Joyce Associates LLP, an independent consultancy specialising in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, and in dispute resolution.


Appointed as sole Arbitrator in over 350 disputes involving foundations, earthworks, mining subsidence, ground behaviour, building, surveying and the travel industry. Former member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' NHBC, Surveyors and Valuers, Mining Subsidence and Travel Panels. Former member of the Institution of Civil Engineers' Panel of Arbitrators. Appointed Expert Witness in numerous geotechnical references. Trained Adjudicator and former member of the Institution of Civil Engineers' panel. Mediator trained and previously accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of its panel of Mediators.


Joint author of the CIArb Consumer Dispute Resolution Scheme 1994 and of the Yorkshire Arbitration Scheme 2009. Past Member of Council of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Past Chairman of the North East Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Past Convenor of the CIArb Mining Subsidence Panel. Former Group Convenor CIArb Household and General Services Schemes. Former member of the CIArb Education and Training Committee and former member of the ICE Arbitration Advisory Panel. Former Visiting Fellow in Arbitration on the MSc course 'Construction Law and Dispute Resolution', Leeds Metropolitan University. Former member of Turner Arbitration Chambers. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. Freeman of the City of London.

Author of various technical papers and a text book on Site Investigation Practice.


Professional Memberships and Affiliations of Anthony Joyce