Watts experts speak at RICS autumn events


Property and construction experts from Watts Group PLC are set to be among the speakers at a series of seminars hosted by the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) starting next month.

Watts’ Technical Director Trevor Rushton FRICS FBEng ACIArb, lead directors Robert Hillman BSc (Hons) MRICS and Allan Robertson DipBS FRICS MaPS ACIArb, and associate Tom Kibblewhite BSc (Hons) MRICS will be addressing delegates at the RICS Autumn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar series.

The series, which runs from September to December, includes information and guidance on a range of industry topics, giving members an opportunity to build up their learning hours and network with professionals in their local areas.

Trevor, Robert and Allan will be discussing building defects in residential and commercial premises in Examining defects and diagnosis at separate dates and venues across the UK. They will also present a comprehensive summary of deleterious and hazardous materials in Definitions and examples – placing materials in context.

Meanwhile, Tom will be examining the surveyor’s duties in terms of neighbourly disputes over party walls, boundaries and rights of light in Managing conflict over land, property and adjoining buildings.

The full schedule of dates and locations for Watts speakers is as follows:

Examining defects and diagnosis

Trevor Ruston

  • 25 September, 6-7.30pm - County Hotel, Chelmsford
  • 17 October, 7.30-9am - University of Westminster, London
  • 22 November, 6-7pm - Marriott Hotel, Cardiff

Robert Hillman

  • 16 October, 5.30-7pm - Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Exeter
  • 13 November, 5.30-7pm - Hilton Leicester Hotel, Leicester

Allan Robertson

  • 7 November, 5.30-7pm - The IET, Glasgow
  • 13 November, 5.30-7pm – Strathmore Business Centre, Edinburgh


Definitions and examples – placing materials in context

Trevor Rushton

  • 27 September, 5.30-7pm - St John’s Hotel, Solihull
  • 9 October, 6-7.30pm - The Holiday Inn, Cambridge
  • 24 October, 7.30-9am - University of Westminster, London
  • 25 October, 5.30-7pm - Nottingham Belfry, Nottingham
  • 29 November, 5.30-7pm - Allergate House, Durham

Robert Hillman

  • 20 September, 5.30-7pm - Hilton Bristol Hotel, Bristol

Allan Robertson

  • 9 October, 12.30-2pm - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
  • 10 October, 12.30-2pm - The Mews, Edinburgh


Managing conflict over land, property and adjoining buildings

Tom Kibblewhite

  • 10 October,  5.30-7pm - Mercure Hotel, Manchester
  • 18 October, 5.30-7pm - St John’s Hotel, Solihull
  • 15 November, 5.30-7pm - The Source, Meadowhill Education Centre, Sheffield

Tickets for a full day (up to six hours of CPD) are priced at £150 for members, £180 for non-members. For half a day (up to three hours of CPD) they cost £90/£114. To book call RICS Conferences on 020 7695 1600 or email

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