Friday, 10 May 2013

Expert Witness : Joint Statement

The joint statement I have been preparing with the water plc's expert under CPR Part 35 rules goes into the court today.

It has been interesting to note the apparent difference between the logic of engineering and the sort of things which a court can find pertinent. 

The essence of the complaint is to do with whether a plant is causing odour, noise and fly nuisance, and whether any such nuisance has occurred as the result of  poor design or operation of the plant.

To an engineer, what matters is the propensity of the particular technology on the site to be prone to such nuisances, how well the plant was operated, and how well it was designed.

To the court, it seems that there are other considerations, which an engineer might classify more as rhetorical than logical.

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