Maguire Fairweather LLP

Chartered Building Surveyors


John Maguire, who comes from County Fermanagh, graduated from Ulster Polytechnic in 1981, with a Diploma in Estate Management. His professional career commenced in public sector where his primary involvement was with planned maintenance, refurbishment and improvement of housing.


A move to a private practice in 1985 afforded extensive experience in more diverse surveying activities involving office, retail and industrial property.

It was while employed in private practice that John successfully completed the professional examinations of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, gaining corporate membership in 1990.


In addition to practical surveying activities, he has particular interest in construction contracts, landlord/tenant matters and presentation of expert witness evidence in legal disputes. In pursuance of his interests in building disputes resolution, he achieved Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1994.

Douglas Fairweather graduated with a Diploma in Building Surveying in his native Glasgow in 1983. Having commenced his professional career in private practice in Scotland, he became a Corporate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1986. In the initial part of his career in Scotland he was involved in the survey, repair and refurbishment of residential and commercial property. Most notably, his work involved him in rehabilitation of the well- known Glasgow tenement housing and other major projects in connection with educational and health establishments.  Douglas moved to Belfast in 1986 to establish the Regional Office of Calder Ashby.


Since his arrival in Northern Ireland he has been deeply involved in the affairs of the Institution and has held a number of posts with distinction including, Chairman and Honorary Secretary of Building Surveying Division (Northern Ireland), Divisional Executive member, Regional Chairman for Assessment of Professional Competence in Ireland ,Examiner for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors professional examinations and former member of Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory council. He successfully completed accredited course in Accessibility Audits.


John E Maguire, MRICS, ACIArb

Douglas M Fairweather, MRICS

 The Members

The member’s initial association began in 1987 in Belfast while working in the

regional office of a former UK based Building Surveying practice.  In January 1993,

against the backdrop of recession in property and construction generally, the

partners acquired the regional office as a going concern. New offices were

obtained and the Maguire Fairweather Partnership was launched on

14th January 1993.


In April 2010, the partners transferred the Partnership to Maguire Fairweather LLP which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in Northern Ireland: No. 610.


The new LLP Company will continue to provide all our customers/clients with the same high levels of service enjoyed under the Partnership. The existing partners are members of Maguire Fairweather LLP.


Maguire Fairweather encompasses a vast experience over 25 years in the field of Building Surveying for clients in both the private and public sector, promoting a friendly approach with emphasis on a pro-active positive involvement dedicated to achieving excellence in meeting our client’s needs.


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