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Steven McLaughlin Mediator in Oxford

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Steven McLaughlin




Valuation & Agriculture dispute resolution, Rural asset management


Steven advises private and institutional clients on a diverse range of rural asset management matters as well as undertaking valuations of rural, agricultural and equestrian properties and is a Member of the Valuation Panel of the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.

He is regularly involved in dispute resolution and is on the RICS panel of Expert Witnesses. He is one of only a few rural practice chartered surveyors qualified as an accredited mediator.

He is an external examiner at the Royal Agricultural College and is a published author on the subject of expert witness work.


Work experience

Steven is an RICS accredited mediator, specialising in the resolution of disputes involving rural property.

His professional experience includes rural estate management, Single Payment Scheme, property valuation, planning and development, landlord and tenant, compulsory purchase and compensation, farm agency, agricultural finance and tax planning. He is a certified valuer for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) and provides secured lending valuations in accordance with the RICS Valuation Standards for a number of clearing banks

As a media spokesman for the RICS on rural issues, Steven provides regular commentary on agricultural land values and related matters and contributes to the bi-annual national publication Farmland Market reporting values of agricultural land and provides associated commentary.

 He has been instructed in both single and joint Expert Witness capacities in disputes concerning valuations, boundary disputes and other matters. Reports are prepared in accordance with the guidelines set down in the Civil Procedure Rules part 35 and its associated Practice Direction, The Civil Justice Protocol for the Instruction of Experts to Give Evidence in Civil Claims and the RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Note Surveyors Acting as Expert Witnesses (3rd edition). He is accustomed to presenting evidence in Court and has arranged and delivered Expert Witness training seminars to the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC).



RICS membership certificate


Panel Membership

Steven is a member of the following panels:

  • Valuation Panel of the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation
  • RICS panel of Expert Witnesses
  • RICS Accredited mediator, specialising in rural property
  • DMC Associate mediators panel member

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