Meet the team
Stephen T Coward MFPWS
Steve worked for a number of years in Estate Agency in Richmond, Putney and Fulham. He then took professional qualifications and became a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers undertaking general surveying and valuation work. He now specialises in party wall work, and is a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club and The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.
Steve has lived and worked in South West London for the past 50 years, has four children and five grandchildren (and counting).
Nigel Acres AssocRICS MFPWS
Nigel came to work as a Building Surveyor in Fulham in 1987 having previously been employed in the City of London dealing with commercial property matters.
Nigel has over 35 years' experience in party wall matters involving both commercial and residential properties.
Nigel is an Associate member of the RICS as well as being a member of The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors. He is an elected member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club, which is a national forum for Party Wall Surveyors.
Faye Galligan BSc (Hons) ICIOBDirector
Faye graduated from London South Bank University gaining a First Class degree. She is an Incorporated member of the Chartered Institute of Building, a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors, having won the Constructors Prize in 2009.
Faye previously worked in property management and general practice before specialising in Party Wall matters for a firm in the City of London. She worked as a sole practitioner for several years before forming Party Walls Limited with Steve and Nigel.
Faye has three children.
Souzana joined Party Walls Limited in 2015 as the Administration Assistant. She is now the Office Manager, supporting the three Directors with the responsibility for the day-to-day running of the office.
A native of Athens, Greece, Souzana previously completed a BA in Psychosocial Studies and a MSc in Occupational Psychology.
In her free time Souzana enjoys going to the gym, seeing friends, travelling and dancing.
FRICS MCIOB FFPWS
John Hughes has joined us as a consultant surveyor. John started a surveying practice in 1977 with Derek Downham (Downham and Hughes, previously of Bray Place, Chelsea) to undertake residential survey work for house and flat purchases in the London area, but he soon became involved with party wall work and five years ago stopped doing residential surveys to concentrate on party wall matters. He is therefore very experienced and has acted as a Third (arbitrating) Surveyor as well as acting for both building and adjoining owners. He is a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club and also a Fellow of The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.
John is married with two grown-up children and five grandchildren.
Alan Riley FRICS MFPWS
Alan Riley joined us as a consultant surveyor in early 2016. He is a Chartered Surveyor and a Registered Architect with over 40 years’ experience working on commercial and residential property in London. As a member of The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, Alan’s core focus for the past two decades has been in party wall matters where he has been appointed by both building owners and adjoining owners.
Alan is married with two grown-up sons.
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