We are often asked to act as an expert witness. Dunbar and Boardman have acted as expert witness in both commercial and injury cases since the 1980s. We have a comprehensive range of expert witness services that we tailor to meet your exact requirements.
Our services include:
- Budget information to enhance financial planning
- Advice on health and safety requirements
- Technical and logistical problem solving
- Advice relating to Statutory Inspections
- Project planning
- Due diligence reports during the purchase of properties
- Technical reviews of existing schemes
The Spinnaker Tower is a 170m (558ft) high tower in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. It is the centrepiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour. There is one internal lift which travels at an incline of 4 degrees to the vertical and one external lift which travels 105m up the ‘leg’ of the structure. The external lift had never been put into public service due to reliability problems so the local authority appointed Dunbar and Boardman to assist in the process.
During the closing stages of construction it became obvious that a number of problems existed with regards to the installation and commissioning of the external tower. The lift failed to provide reliability and never went into public service. Dunbar and Boardman has been appointed to specify works to attain a more reliable installation whilst retaining the infrastructure of the lift.
Dunbar and Boardman provided impartial advice and recommended that the lift was not put into service despite the contractual implications. D&B supported the legal team during the process.