BA(Hons) DipArch MSc (Construction Law & Arbitration) RIBA ICIOB MCIArb
Managing Director // Chartered Architect
Paul Vipond was invited to join the partnership of Byrom Hill, straight from University, by his friend and mentor, Richard Byrom, in 1981.
Paul holds a Degree and Diploma in Architecture from Sheffield University.
In 1984, Paul became a partner in the practice and in 1985, when the practice merged with The Moxham Clark Partnership, he became a partner in the combined practice of Byrom Clark. In 1989 Byrom Clark merged with Alex Roberts and Associates, of Sheffield, and became a limited company. Paul has continued as a full Director of Byrom Clark Roberts Ltd since that date.
Until 2000, Paul was jointly responsible, with his colleague Andrew Hawksworth, as Director of the Architectural Division of the practice. In 2000, under the mentorship of Richard Byrom, Paul commenced training on the MSc course in Construction Law and Arbitration at Leeds Metropolitan University, obtaining a Distinction in 2004. As part of his training, Paul was awarded the President of the CIArb Award Writing Prize in 2002, and the Hammond Suddards Edge Prize in the same year.
In conjunction with his Co-Director, Keith Miller, Paul now heads up the Forensic Division of Byrom Clark Roberts Ltd. He provides expert evidence in the following areas:
- Accommodation Reports for residents with disabilities
- Construction disputes
- Construction contract disputes
- Professional negligence disputes involving Architects
- Faculty Jurisdiction issues
Paul's instructing solicitors have commented:
"Thank you for your detailed report in a case where you were instructed late and constrained by tight deadlines."
"Contactability and ability to discuss/amend report if necessary prior to service are important. This was helpful in this instance and I do not think your service could have been improved."
"Mr Vipond's service is always of a very high standard."
"Excellent assistance/advice always received. Always extremely helpful.
In addition to his forensic work, Paul also has expertise in historic buildings. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and has served on the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the the care of Churches, in the Diocese of Manchester, since 1993.