Our team are dedicated to delivering professional service and are proud of the personal service we provide our clients.

Our Surveyors have many years experience across all areas of surveying and valuation for both residential and commercial property.

Paul McSkimmings, BSc (Hons) MRICS, Principal

Paul McSkimmingsPaul attended Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne and De Montfort University, Milton Keynes before becoming a Chartered Surveyor in 2000. Paul became a Partner with Edward Watson Associates in 2004, and became Principal in 2009. He has over 13 years experience in residential and commercial property matters.

Areas of expertise:

  • Valuations, RICS HomeBuyer Report, Valuation Reports and Building Surveys
  • Preparation of Expert Witness Reports relating to Housing Disrepairs, Matrimonial Matters and alleged Valuation Negligence
  • Specific Defect Reports for private clients
  • Commercial property Surveys and Valuations

Other Information:

  • Principal of Edward Watson Associates, Chartered Surveyors
  • An RICS Registered Valuer
  • Chariman of Derwentside Round Table 2011-2012


Edward Watson, BSc (Est Man) FRICS, Accredited CEDR Mediator, Consultant

Edward WatsonEdward attended the College of Estate Management, London, becoming a partner with Edward Watson and Sons in 1973.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Extensive experience in most areas of residential and commercial property matters.
  • Experiences in dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation and acting as an expert witness.
  • Edward was an expert witness in a multi-party claim against a regional builder in respect of defective pile foundations on a modern residential estate

Other Information:

  • Past Chairman of the Northumberland and Durham branch of the RICS, and past member of the RICS PCP and Disciplinary Board.
  • A founder committee member of the Northumbria Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Director of Northern Dispute Arbitrators
  • An RICS Registered Valuer


Helen McSkimmings, BSc (Hons) Survey Coordinator

Helen McSkimmings

Helen attended Sheffield Hallam University. Helen has been working for the firm since 2003 firstly as a Graduate Surveyor after finishing University. In 2010 she transferred to the management side of the business. Her time spent as a Graduate Surveyor, has given her a fuller understanding of surveying practice, and enables her to deal with our clients needs more efficiently.