Engineering Expert Witness Services

Engineering Expert Witness Services

The Materials and Engineering Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University has a 50 strong team of academic experts backed by an extremely broad range of investigative equipment.

The range of skills and expertise available makes MERI an excellent place to start a search for expert witness services. We have delivered for clients requiring services in forensic science and engineering across a range of technical subjects.

We got a report from Dr Fielden in a very complex (automotive) civil case. His report was very clear and concise and was instrumental in the Claimant discontinuing his claim. His turnaround was very quick and he was always willing to make time to discuss additional questions we had.

Janice Doherty of Keoghs LLP

Specific areas of excellence include

  • Forensic engineering: why failure happened. Was failure caused by incorrect materials specification, incorrect maintenance, contamination, or was the vehicle simply misused?
  • Forensic science: given chemical samples, can evidence be gained of vehicle history? Does damage show evidence of contact with another vehicle and if so, which one?

Materials that we have worked with include: glass, ceramics, lightbulbs, metals, cements, brickwork stone, polymeric materials, paints, cleaning solutions, cables and bullets.

For more information on our service, please contact us on 0114 225 3500 or at

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