AEC's health and safety expert witness service can provide expertise and knowledge in assisting and supporting the court in civil and criminal cases involving asbestos.
Our role is to provide independent assistance to a court in relation to matters within our experts' individual expertise.
AEC can provide expert witness services in health and safety and specifically asbestos consultancy, and our experts, with individual experience in excess of 25 years each, have provided independent expert evidence to the court in both criminal i.e. for defendants in prosecutions, and civil i.e. for the claimant or defendant in private proceedings.
AEC's experts understand the history of asbestos, it uses, its regulatory history, and its epidemiology and can therefore provide factual independent opinion to the court in such cases. AEC expert witnesses have provided expert witness services to the court on defendant's compliance with current regulations, as well as possible historical exposures to asbestos on behalf of claimants and their estates.
Enforcing authorities will offer advice and information to the duty holder if they are failing to comply. However where appropriate, improvement notices, prohibition orders or formal cautions may be issued and enforced and in this case specialist inspectors might need to get involved in these investigations either as part of the investigation team or as an independent expert witness.
If you believe your organisation needs a qualified health and safety expert witness either to help as part of the investigation team or as an independent expert witness, please get in contact. Our friendly support team will ensure you speak to the right person privately and confidentially.
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