CEL have substantial experience providing litigation support and pre-litigation support to building owners, insurers, law firms, and government agencies. CEL provide accurate, unbiased, and scientific opinions, whether acting as technical consultants, peer reviewers, or expert witnesses. The research experience of key staff allows us to develop a deep understanding of the issues, and we have the ability to call upon the services of internationally renowned experts if the need arises.
Our ability to clearly communicate findings and the methods used to obtain them allows us to interface effectively with clients, lawyers, and fellow experts to provide structural engineering forensics, expert witness, and litigation support services. Many staff members have experience presenting evidence-in-chief, including in the New Zealand High Court and to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.
Law firms for whom we have previously provided litigation support services include DLA Phillips Fox, Fortune Manning, Jones Fee, Martelli McKegg, McElroys, Price Baker Berridge, and Stamford Law. Our involvement with cases in litigation has resulted in close liaison with senior barristers including David Goddard QC, Graham Kohler QC, and Mike Ring QC.