Meet the Team

Angus M. Pearson BSc Hons MRICS FCIArb



Gus has 30 years in the industry in the UK and overseas. His work is predominantly in resolving disputes and contentious issues. He has acted in more than 300 successful Adjudications as Party Representative. Gus is an RICS Accredited Mediatior, a Panel  Adjudicator and Expert Witness. He is an advocate of dispute avoidance. Away from the office, Gus enjoys socialising, theatre and the Edinburgh Festival.

Susan Hanley FRICS



Susan has over 30 years experience in the construction industry in the UK and overseas and is a M&E Specialist.  She understands the intricacies of complex engineering and is a skilled negotiator when it comes to resolving contractual issues and final accounts. Susan is also a very experienced lecturer and RICS mentor, prividing training to all levels of professionals via the academy. Susan has a busy family life, a love of animals and enjoys spending time in Italy.


A Martin Vevers FRICS FCIArb

Senior Consultant


Martin is approaching 40 years in the industry. Martin Acts as Contract Administrator, Expert Witness and as Party Representative in Disputes including arbitration. He is also an RICS Accredited Mediator. Martin's particular expertise in stonework, conservation and restoration projects is unsurpassed. Among Martin's many extra curricular activities, he is a keen apiarist and gets a buzz out of keeping bees.

Patrik Kottek

Quantity Surveyor


Patrik is an experienced Quantity Surveyor. He is particularly skilled in measurement of Buildings and Civil engineering Works and is experienced in cost planning. In his free time, Patrik is a keen cyclist, footballer and regularly attends live music events.

Victoria Pearson BA Hons MBA PhD

Practice Manager


Victoria was instrumental in establishing Fortis with Gus. She is responsible for all aspects of financial management and administration of the business, and keeps the machinery functioning smoothly. Victoria also assists in Contractual Claims where her forensic accountancy skills are put to good use in ascertaining overheads and examining costs incurred in damages claims. Victoria enjoys travel and has a particular love of Spain - climate, cuisine and the Mediterranean lifestyle.

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