Legal firm Norton White commissioned accessUTS to connect them with suitable expertise for a multiparty Supreme Court of NSW dispute the firm was contesting.
Partner Nathan Cecil says Norton White was seeking a structural engineer to provide expert testimony in relation to a matter involving significant damage to a ship and its locomotive cargo during transit.
“The case involved the complex and dynamic analysis of the relative structural integrity of the wooden supports and lashings used to stabilise and support the locomotives during shipment,” Mr Cecil said.
The Nor ton White team were happy with the outcomes of their collaboration with accessUTS, which, in addition to the provision of expert advice, also delivered key administrative support for the development and delivery of a formal report.
“accessUTS provided assistance in the identification and engagement of suitably skilled academic experts, who might otherwise be extremely difficult to identify,” Mr Cecil said.
“[They also] professionally managed the engagement and report preparation process, including much appreciated quality review and editing and formatting. [This was particularly valuable to us as] engaging experts without such organisational support comes at a higher cost to [us as] the client.”
“We were very pleased with the results.”
Mr Nathan Cecil
Partner, Norton White Lawyers