Plumbing Expert Witness

Russ Bralsford Master Plumber

Russ Bralsford, Master Plumber, providing specialist expert witness services in the fields of heating and plumbing

Russell Bralsford

Master Plumber

Expert/Specialist Field

Russell Bralsford is an expert in the fields of domestic and industrial plumbing and heating systems. Having over 40 years of experience in domestic and commercial environments Russell Bralsford has been engaged by leading law firms, legal practices and insurance companies, to give evidence and opine in cases involving, poor working practices, personal injury and property damage, and the design and efficiency of plumbing and heating systems.

Russell Bralsford now has an extensive case record acting as a single joint expert in many cases and also equally in other litigation cases for claimant and defense parties. Notable cases include representing a private client against a leading national utility company in relation to the poor installation of a domestic central heating installation. Also, for York University in relation to the wrongful design and installation of waste-water drains by a national construction company during the development of a new University campus.

Russell Bralsford is a senior partner at Bralsford Brown and Associates Limited, whose specialists have significant experience, representing clients in the fields of plumbing, heating and ventilation, electrical and electronics, having provided expert assessment in litigation disputes concerning; irregular workmanship, safety, regulation compliance and intellectual property.

Career History

  • Robert Prettie Ltd (part of the MITIE group). 2000-2010

Contracts Manager

  • ABB Steward Ltd (Manchester). 1998-2000


  • Mill Construction Ltd Doncaster. 1993-1998

Facilities Manager

  • Econoline Limited, Domestic and Commercial Plumbing and Heating Services. 1990-1993

Company Owner

  • General Plumbing, Heating, Pipe Fitting. 1980-1990

Self Employed Contractor

Early Career

  • Quinn Brothers Scunthorpe. 1978-1980

Pipe Fitter

  • NCB Rotherham. 1976-1978

Pipe Fitter / Welder

  • JM Bilclough, Leeds. 1975-1976

Plumber/ Heating Engineer

  • J King and Sons, Rotherham. 1968-1975

Full Apprenticeshp


  • LCGI – Master Plumber – Licentiate of the City and Guilds of London Institute
  • CIPHE – Member Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers
  • Eng Tech – UK Engineering Council Register, No 00031868
  • Gas Safe Register – No. 3436903 – CCN1, Met1, Ckr 1, Htr 1, Wat1

Professional Qualifications

  • Master Plumber Certificate – 2011 – CHIPE
  • Engineering Technician – 2002 – CIPHE
  • Logic Energy Efficiency
  • Disinfection of water systems – 2005 – BPEC
  • CITB Certification – Unvented hot water storage – 2002

Contact Russell Bralsford

Russell is available to provide expert investigation and expert witness services in relation to all aspects of industrial and domestic heating, plumbing and water systems.

Please contact Russell to discuss your requirements:

Tel: +44 (0) 1709 540348

Download Russell Bralsford’s CV.

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Contact Bralsford Brown
Bralsford Brown and Associates
Technology Centre
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way
South Yorkshire
S60 5WG

T: +44 (0) 1709 540348
F: +44 (0) 1709 540047

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Russell Bralsford, Master Plumber & Expert Witness
Bralsford Brown are members of Expert Witness Institute. Affiliations and memberships include the Institute of Electrical Engineers, Gas Safe Register, FEANI, and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering.