Michael graduated from Aberdeen University in 1968 with BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, and was then Articled to Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick & Partners before becoming a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1973.
He gained further experience with Harris & Sutherland, Humberside County Council and Alan Baxter & Associates as an Associate before commencing Michael Chester Associates in 1984 and then Michael Chester & Partners in 2005 to consolidate the roles that Bob Moore and Duncan Mercer held in MCA.
Michael has dealt with over 5,000 subsidence projects on behalf of Insurers and/or the Insured and provides expert witness reports and liaises with other expert witnesses when requested. Subsidence remedial works project values have ranged from £5,000 to £300,000. He also designs in most forms of structure with which the practice deals.