© 2005 – Estates Gazette
The name Eve calls for no introduction for those with any interest in the profession of land valuation. In The Trials of an Expert Witness: The indiscreet memoirs of a valuer and planner, Hilary Eve, the son of Gerald, a Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, who founded the firm which bears his name has carried on this distinguished tradition and has produced an autobiography which conveys amongst other things, the highlights of his professional career. This entertaining book is rich in narrative, full of humour, sometimes controversial but never dull.
It is engaging on technical matters, rich on the historical matters and insightful on professional practice. Between the amusing anecdotes is a host of instructive and informative tips. It is a must read for valuers, planners, solicitors, estate agents and students.