Fire safety issues on projects can lead to significant claims against contractors, engineers, and architects. The most severe fire safety issues can also lead to prosecutions, injury, or loss of life. It is during these situations that an expert in fire safety engineering and regulatory fire safety compliance can be called as an expert witness to assist with identifying the root cause of an issue.
It is recommended that where an expert opinion is necessary, it is important to appoint experts with a thorough understanding of the legislation required to demonstrate regulatory compliance along with the testing of materials and fire safety provisions.
Maze has the experience and knowledge required to provide expert witness or expert advisory services. We can serve as an objective party in dispute cases where fire safety and compliance play a part. We can explain the complicated scientific and factual issues of the case to the required audience. Our main responsibility as an expert witness or expert advisor is to evaluate potential problems, defects, deficiencies, or errors and act as independent Part 35 experts to the court where necessary.
To develop our technical expertise in this field all of the senior staff members who carry out expert witness services have completed the Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (LETAPAEWE).