What Corporate Counsel Need to Know About Engaging Forensic Engineers
Andrew Potts, Managing Director, AMOG Consulting, Australia
Don Charrett, Barrister, Arbitrator & Mediator, Melbourne TEC Chambers, Australia
Forensic engineering is the application of the art and science of engineering in the jurisprudence system, requiring the services of appropriately qualified and experienced professional engineers. Forensic engineering may include investigation of the physical causes of accidents and other sources of claims and litigation, preparation of engineering reports, testimony at hearings and trials in administrative or judicial proceedings, and the rendition of advisory opinions to assist the resolution of disputes affecting life or property. Forensic engineers may also be required to give evidence to a tribunal as to the cause and reasonable options for replacement or repair.
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