For many years, senior members of Perega have provided expert witness testimony on structural, civil and glass engineering, as well as on building surveying issues. These have covered a wide range of legal disputes related to the built environment. Our highly qualified experts have extensive experience and are regarded as leaders in their field. We excel at reviewing complex, technical cases and presenting impartial advice in a clear and concise manner.
Perega has handled hundreds of varied cases, from litigation, arbitration, and mediation to high-profile public inquiries. The majority of actions are civil, although we have also acted occasionally in criminal cases. We have acted on behalf of claimants and defendants, and also as single joint experts, in cases across the UK and overseas. All of our senior professionals have experience of giving expert witness evidence and being cross-examined in court.
You can find many of our expert witnesses listed in a number of registers, but the majority of our work comes from the recommendation of solicitors and barristers with whom we have worked. We firmly believe that your advisers should not be ‘expert’ experts, but highly experienced professionals who excel in this type of work.
From our extensive portfolio of expert witness cases, the most common ones include:
- Professional negligence
- Structural failures and collapse
- Earthwork failures
- Accident investigation
- Personal injury
- Damage from fire, flood or explosion
- Mediation of technical disputes
- Failure of foundations
- Basement construction
- Flooding and flood risk assessment
- Site appraisal and investigation issues
- Landlord and tenant
- Major losses
- Building dilapidations and want of repairs