The move makes it one of the only UK building consultancies not to amalgamate the specialism within its wider quantity surveying work.
Paragon’s offer is jointly headed up by directors Norman Benn and Gary Butcher, who have over 55 years of combined construction-related experience.
DRS is a quantity surveying-based specialism provided directly to experienced clients, lawyers who lead on disputes or to quantum and delay experts.
It includes project and final account audits, forensic quantum surveying, dispute resolution quantum support, report preparation and other mediation, arbitration, expert determination and litigation quantity surveying support.
Benn said: “Paragon is very proud of our industry-leading offer and that’s why we have launched DRS as a standalone service.”
Butcher added: “Through this offer, we’ll continue to provide our expert consultancy and work flexibly as a member of our clients’ teams.”
Based in London, Esher, Manchester and Edinburgh, Paragon completed a merger with Bond Davidson in May 2018, creating a £22m business and one of the largest independent consultancies in the UK.