The best and most cost-effective approach to expert witness is to complete a thorough investigation and write a standard technical report.

If this doesn’t settle the dispute and the case progresses further, we can prepare a more comprehensive, court-ready report.

We can also provide further support, such as providing testimony in court, or reviewing other expert reports.

Legal support services include

  • expert witness reports compliant to English and Welsh law
  • oral court representation and cross-examination of expert witness findings
  • investigation and testing
  • review and comment on reports and evidence
  • research and literature studies
  • advice and consultation

Technical support services include

  • failure and fracture analysis
  • fragment and foreign body analysis
  • fitness-for-purpose assessment
  • quality assessment
  • chemical durability and food-contact assessment
  • manufacturing defects identification
  • damage investigation
  • forensic examination and identification of glass from crime scenes
  • glass production assessments
  • review of the assembly and installation of architectural glass and glazing
  • environmental assessments and the impact of the environment on the glass product

Typical scenarios include

  • product failures in use – investigating suitability, misuse, product quality and conformance
  • forensic comparison of glass retrieved from a crime scene/found on a suspect
  • failure of architectural glass or glazing
  • disputes between supplier/installer and consumer
  • investigating glass surface damage from contaminants, products or pollutants
  • packaging and closure defect claims
  • personal injury claims
  • manufacturer disputes
  • counterfeit product examination

Expert witness leadership and expertise

Our highly-trained experts collectively carry out more than 3,900 hours on glass investigations annually. Our CPR35-compliant expert reports frequently settle disputes without the need for court appearances. However, if required, we can provide this service.

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Dr Nick Kirk

Dr Nick Kirk

Technical Director
Nick is a glass expert with decades of experience in all aspects of sustainability, glass production, and product design across the global glass supply chain. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Glass production Sustainability and recycling Product design
Catherine Robinson

Catherine Robinson

Technical Operations Lead
Catherine has been at Glass Technology Services since 2010, with 8 years spent in the role of Product Performance Manager where she focused on fractography. Her current role is Technical Operations Lead. Read More
Andrew Broadhurst

Andrew Broadhurst

Senior Technologist
Andrew has been at Glass Technology Services since 2012 and works a Senior Technologist within the Product Performance Team. He is involved with routine fitness for purpose testing as well as more complex and bespoke testing and also the failure analysis of all types of glass samples. Read More

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