At times, construction works can result in legal disputes and we are often called on to act as an expert witness in court. Our clear and accurate reports facilitate fair and proper resolution processes – we have successfully presented evidence on behalf of clients in various jurisdictions and our technical expertise and impartiality is often a determining factor when evidence is tested in legal forums. It is important to note that every report prepared by Acumen Engineers meets all legal requirements under the code of conduct for expert witnesses and is admissible in court.
Our scope often involves:
Preparing expert reports to resolve building disputes
Acting as an expert witness in the Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal and Local, District and Supreme Courts
Analysing and resolving contractual issues and disputes
Adjudicating and mediating contractual issues and disputes
Adjudicating payment claims under the Building And Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002