• Expert Witness

    Expert Witness

    Expert witness representation, either in a more traditional role appointed by one of the parties, or more recently as a single joint expert, forms a cornerstone of services offered by CSA's more senior staff.
  • Expert Witness

    Expert Witness

    We have an excellent track record, in all manner of tribunal contexts, including criminal trial, public inquiry, district and magistrates courts.

Our Experts

  • Ed Clarke
  • Matt Sugden
  • Daniel Saunders
  • Ian MacArthur
  • Ben Dymock
  • Mike McLoughlin
  • Alan Saunders
  • Ed Clarke

    Ed Clarke

    Managing Director

    Ed is the Managing Director at CSA, having worked in acoustic consultancy and engineering noise control since 1989. He joined Alan Saunders shortly after he founded CSA in 1994, picking up some of the workload generated by an ever-expanding client base. His experience covers the main consultancy fields of architectural, planning, building, transportation and environmental acoustics and vibration. Expert witness representation has featured strongly in recent years, as has the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments.

    Ed was chairman of the ANC from 2006 to 2008 and helped to set up its registration committee for accrediting sound insulation testers. He is a Senior Robust Details Inspector and PCT Scheme Examiner too. Recent technical work includes the extension of CSA's work in 'extreme acoustics' involving very high-power noise sources (e.g. F1 racing cars, jet engines) and ultra-precise design goals.

  • Matt Sugden

    Matt Sugden

    Technical Director

    Matt is the Technical Director at CSA, joining us in 2001 having worked in the acoustic industry in the UK, Germany and Australia since 1991. He is responsible for overseeing and assisting with the teams CPD and technical training progression at the company.

    A member of the Institute of Acoustics and a registered ANC sound insulation inspector, he has been involved in a wide variety of projects, including industrial noise assessment and control, building and architectural acoustics and environmental noise from infrastructure developments. Matt is also an Expert Witness Bond Solon trained consultant at Clarke Saunders Experts.

    Whilst in Australia, Matt was involved in the acoustic design of several Sydney 2000 Olympics sporting and broadcast venues and has since worked on many other major leisure / entertainment projects.

  • Daniel Saunders

    Daniel Saunders

    Finance Director

    Dan is our Finance Director with experience in acoustics since 2002, he has a Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control from the Institute of Acoustics and a degree in Economics. . He has gained extensive knowledge across the UK and in Europe in a wide range of disciplines including environmental, building, architectural, planning and industrial acoustics projects.

    Commercial, residential and hotel accommodation have featured strongly in recent years. Dan has taken the technical and project management lead in helping CSA’s clients to deliver suitable environments in a wide range of settings with building acoustics and sound insulation of particular interest. Expert witness representation including single joint expert has also featured strongly.

    He is the Chair of the Association of Noise Consultants, an ANC PCT Scheme Examiner and a Robust Details Senior Inspector. He is also the Chair of the IOA Southern Branch and Vice Chair of the ANC Membership Committee.

  • Ian MacArthur

    Ian MacArthur

    Associate

    Ian joined CSA in 2005 from a background in industrial and aviation acoustics and has a degree in Acoustical Engineering from the ISVR, Southampton University. He is now an Associate at CSA, mentoring junior staff and helping their progression and the development of our technical resources.

    A member of the Institute of Acoustics and a registered ANC sound insulation tester, Ian has extensive experience of computational acoustics within the company and has worked on a number of large-scale industrial projects, airport studies and is often working on residential/hotel or office development schemes.

    Travelling to far ranging places to undertake surveys and assessments has been a highlight of his time within the company, ranging from Qatar to the rural North West coast of Ireland.

  • Ben Dymock

    Ben Dymock

    Associate

    Ben joined the company in March 2017 and is an Associate managing our London office team. He is experienced in architectural and environmental noise and vibration working in acoustics firstly as a sound and studio designer and then in consultancy, academia, research and lecturing

    A member of the Institute of Acoustics, he has led teams in noise and vibration design, impact assessment, prediction and compliance testing in a variety of settings including residential and commercial developments, studios, rehearsal spaces and industrial work places, and is part of the Clarke Saunders team providing research for noise exposure assessments and hand-arm vibration

    He completed his PhD in 'Urban Wind Turbine Feasibility’ in 2015, which covered environmental and architectural noise, vibration and energy production with CFD, wind flow, simulation and environmental modelling.

  • Mike McLoughlin

    Mike McLoughlin

    Senior Consultant

    Mike is a Senior Consultant at CSA with two degrees in acoustics from the University of Salford. He joined CSA in 2014 and is the Senior Consultant in charge of our Exeter office, Mike has experience in both environmental and building acoustics in the public and private sectors within Britain and Australia. He has experience in transportation, resources, industrial/commercial, residential, education projects, and all aspects of controlling noise within a site.

    Mike has specific experience of assessment of transportation noise, with detailed knowledge of the assessment of aviation noise impacts. He completed his MSc in Environmental Acoustics in 2013, achieving a distinction, with a dissertation investigating the subjective response to aircraft noise and its quantification. A member of the Institute of Acoustics and a registered ANC sound insulation tester, he is a member of Clarke Saunders Experts team handling noise exposure assessments, primarily as a single joint expert.

    With an established academic and practical background in acoustics, Mike can apply his experience to individual and unique project requirements.

  • Alan Saunders

    Alan Saunders

    Founder

    Alan has been involved in acoustics for over 40 years, gaining considerable experience in a wide range of major industrial, architectural, environmental and transportation projects, and now provides CSA with the benefit of this wisdom and experience on a consultative basis.

    He has appeared as an expert witness on many occasions both in Court and at Planning Inquiries. Initially involved in the more industrial fields of diesel engine and aircraft noise control (both civil and military), he has developed a characteristic hands-on approach to acoustic consultancy which has stood us in good stead for addressing the 'real world' issues of modern consulting.

    The company is an active member of the Association of Noise Consultants, of which Alan was Chairman between 1999-2001.

Expert Witness Enquiries

For Expert Witness Enquiries please email us at experts@clarkesaunders.com or call us on 01962 872130. 

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