Key staff members of CDR are experienced in Expert Witness work. Providing this independent and impartial service in line with the relevant Rules of Conduct and Codes of Practice continues to be one of the core skills of the company.
Expert Witness in the Construction Industry
While able to operate in all fields within our professional skills, CDR has particular experience in matters relating to, Quantum, Contractual issues, Design and Engineering issues and Professional Negligence. Within our organisation, CDR has “in house” Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying expertise which enables us to offer a broad scope of Expert Witness Services to our Clients including:-
Contract interpretation and practice;
Architectural design and specification;
Defects and liability;
Extension of time and loss and expense
Given the variety of disciplines which CDR has in-house, we are able to provide joint Expert Reports i.e. Architect and Quantity Surveyor which brings cost saving to the Client rather than appointing Experts from different organisations.
The team at CDR has been appointed on numerous occasions by a wide variety of Clients i.e. solicitors, loss adjusters, insurance companies and private Clients, to carry out and prepare Expert Witness reports. Members of the team have been called upon to appear in Court to be questioned and cross examined while in other instances the reports are simply to conclude a dispute between Parties and the matter goes no further. Whatever is required, CDR is equipped to assist and to provide this service.