Chartered Architectural Technologist
Official Qualifications:
Contact Address:
France and Associates
83 Fitzwilliam Street
West Yorkshire

Areas of Expertise:

Jonathan France Dip FCIAT AssocRICS acts as an expert witness in accommodation for cases involving medical, clinical or personal injury, along with serious injury providing accommodation reports on a

number of cases where instructed by solicitors for defendants and claimants alike.

Jonathan France is principle lead designer at the firm France and Associates, offering expert witness services and providing accommodation reports in various guises for legal

purposes and therapy teams. The practice has a strong background of experience of working with persons with disabilities, and as a practice offer the following services:

  • Expert witnesses.
  • Property finding and suitability reports of a potential property.
  • General architectural services, including all design statutory consent applications for persons with disabilities.
  • Contract Administration to supervise the quality of works taking place at a disabled person’s property, providing valuations of the works taken place for professional deputies on behalf of the Court of Protection.


The practice is recognised as a leader within the industry by a large number of law firms in the UK, with appointments by law firms on behalf of their clients throughout the country. It has been shortlisted for a number of design awards and most recently, a finalist in the “Supporting the Industry” category at the Personal Injury awards.

Jonathan France Dip FCIAT AssocRICS, is a Fellow of the CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists), an associate member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), an Affiliate Member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and is conversant with the recommended and regulatory provisions for disabled housing.

Mr France provides a large number of accommodation reports to Part 35 requirements for disabled persons, on behalf of the court. In addition, Mr France remains involved in the drawing preparation and project running, acting as a professional advisor to legal experts and their clients, to implement the accommodation expert reports and source appropriate properties, provide feasibility reports and drawing material in line with budgetary costings, right through to completing the works onsite.

At the current time, Mr France is producing 55 accommodation reports on newly instructed matters, in addition to updating of reports as the case evolves, alongside normal architectural work.

Mr France has worked with disabled individuals since 2008, who have suffered a variety of injuries/conditions as a result of injury. Mr France has specialised in both working with single users/occupiers and multiple occupiers in care home / specialist clinic environments.

Mr France subscribes to various journals which specialise in the design market, whether in architecture, the legal or disability industry, and attend a variation of exhibitions to remain abreast of developments in the industry for less able persons.

France and Associates strong background of working directly with persons with disabilities provides a platform  with the necessary tools to enable Mr France to provide the court with accurate information for them to consider.

Mr France has undergone various forms of training for expert witness services, such as legal updates and seminar training events, and the courses provided by Bond Solon that are accredited by Cardiff University. Mr France is a vetted member of the Expert Witness Institute.

Mr France’ reports are impartial, unbiased and objective and have an understanding of his duties to the court.

Additional Information:
Regional Limits:
England (Primary North England)
Additional Languages:
Lawyer Consultation:
15 minutes free of charge discussion:
Expert Witness Work:
Single Joint Expert:
Legal Aid Work:
Criminal Cases:
Media & Public Relations:
Personal Injury:
Expert Witness Activity:
Single Joint Expert:
How many times have you attended court: 0
(Past 3 years)
How many expert reports have you written: 109
(Past 3 years)