Expert Witness Services

Expert Witness Services

ATTAR has been providing independent engineered materials failure reports for industry, Victoria Police, Workcover, loss assessors, insurance companies and law firms including expert witness services for over three decades servicing mainly building, transport, aviation, welding, engineered materials, NDT and personal injury.

Evidence has been presented in the Magistrates, County, Supreme, District, Federal and Coroners Courts as well as at VCAT.

Our emphasis is always on maintaining both  the logical chain of evidence and objectivity.  To assist the court in understanding our reports, we provide information not jargon.

These appearances have covered, but are not restricted to the following matters:

  • Slip, trip and fall incidents
  • Motor vehicle incidents
  • Train derailment
  • Ladder incidents
  • Faulty building materials
  • Engine failures
  • Failure of adhesives
  • Plastic fittings failure
  • Manufacturing plant failures resulting in personal injury
  • Manual handling personal injuries
  • Tiling failures
  • Lifting equipment failures
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Telephone case failure

Our experts include:

Dr Gary Martin  MIEAust CPEng NER RPEQ CMatP
Chairman and Engineering Director
More than 30 years experience
Engineered materials, Slip trip and fall incidents, NDT.

Dr Adrian Grosvenor MIEAust
General Manager (Engineering Consulting) & Principal Engineer
13 years experience
Engineered materials, including large engines and motor vehicle components

David Padfield BEng (Mech) Hons
Senior Materials & Testing Engineer
16 years experience
Engineered materials, Slip trip and fall incidents

Paul Grosser CEng
General Manager (NDT) & Technical Director
20 years experience
Non-Destructive Testing and Pressure Vessel Inspection.

Trevor Smith BEng (Mat.) Hons
Senior Materials & Testing Engineer
36 years experience
Engineered materials, particularly polymers (plastics).

Dr Margarita Vargas  BEng (Mech) Hons, FIEAust, D. App. Sci.
Senior Consulting Engineer
10 years experience
Mechanical and corrosion issues

Marcus Brache  Cert IV Engineering
Senior Engineering Technician
19 years experience
Slip, trip and fall incidents