Expert Witness & Litigation

The environmental construction and infrastructure industries are highly complex. So when it comes to legal proceedings, having access to expert evidence and advice is key.

Defining the cost of environmental impacts and determining allocation responsibility between multiple parties requires litigation-support expertise in areas such as toxicology, risk assessment, groundwater modelling, geochemistry, chemical fingerprinting, asbestos and reverse engineering principles. Whether it’s arbitration, mediation or litigation, you want to know that you have a diverse multidisciplinary team of experts who can deliver logical and persuasive arguments based on facts. And that’s just what you’ll get with EHS Support.

Legal Strategy Meets Technical Expertise

At EHS Support, our experts work hard to understand the issue and communicate complex information in a clear and meaningful way to clients, barristers, arbitrators, judges or juries. Our accredited expert witnesses cover the environmental and engineering consultancy spectrum and are based all over the world. From ensuring that environmental impact assessments meet the required minimum and relevant guidelines, to making sure landscape design and wastewater management will not impact environmental assets, our range of skills and expertise is unmatched. We also assess opposing positions, identify strengths and weaknesses and assist in development of litigation support strategies. Our experts deliver solutions in areas such as:

  • Multi-party allocation responsibility
  • Technical and regulatory education
  • Toxic tort support

An Experienced Technical Team

EHS Support’s legal experts have experience in everything from planning panels and civil and administrative tribunals all the way through to the Supreme Court. Our Litigation and Allocation Team has a successful track record of analysing data and delivering meaningful expert witness or testimony consistent with the litigation support strategy. With years of experience and technical depth, our experts are skilled in developing comprehensive litigation support strategies and can effectively communicate complex concepts in a persuasive manner to non-scientists.

Simply put, we develop positions that translate the technical and scientific principles in a way that non-scientists can easily understand.

Our Project Experience

Australian Civil & Administrative Tribunals (VCAT, NCAT and QCAT) and Planning Panels

Australian Civil & Administrative Tribunals (VCAT, NCAT and QCAT) and Planning Panels

Across the Eastern seaboard, our staff members have extensive experience in developing and presenting preliminary opinions and expert witness statements in relation to environmental effects arising from heavy industry, new developments or other mechanism that has the potential for contamination of land and groundwater.

Resource Consenting Under the New Zealand Resource Management Act

Resource Consenting Under the New Zealand Resource Management Act

Our consultants have extensive experience in providing the evidence needed to obtain resource consent in relation to environmental effects from contaminated land. Whether in the form of technical reports for lodgement or expert evidence for hearings, our consultants have the training and experience needed to navigate the resource consenting framework. We actively follow developments in the way the government is moving in this space, particularly for major projects.