Case Studies - Other Specialisms
Assessment of quality of suspect shipment
Eregli Iron and Steel is a Turkish company supplying approximately 50% of the Turkish steel market. It was concerned that a shipment of coal delayed in transit for six months could have significantly deteriorated in quality. The deterioration might have been such as to seriously affect the coal's coking qualities.
A note of some of our intellectual property cases
CCGT Power Station, Bangladesh
Cadogan has worked for many years to establish itself within Bangladesh as a developer of power generation projects. Cadogan put together a special purpose company to develop a 500 MW CCGT power station at Meghnaghat in Bangladesh.
Chimney Fire involving Fatalities
A fire, allegedly preceded by an explosion, occurred in a chimney and steeplejacks working on the chimney were killed.
Circular Saw Personal Injury
Woodworking equipment is the cause of a significant number of industrial injuries each year and circular saws are particularly hazardous.
Clinical Waste Incineration
To enable decisions to be made on future strategy for clinical waste disposal, feasibility studies were carried out for several health boards.
Clinical Waste Incinerator
In 1993 Borders Health Board decided that the disposal of clinical waste required a long-term strategy and a high degree of self reliance. Cadogan Consultants carried out a feasibility study and recommended incineration as the best option.
Compressed Gas Explosions
We have been involved in two rather unfortunate cases involving personal injury while pressure testing a system using a gas cylinder. The salutary lesson for those involved in such matters is the importance of specialised training in the correct procedures to be followed.
Contractual Dispute at CCGT Power Station
Contracts were in place which had IMechE/IEE Model Form MF/1 as the general conditions. The contractor having suffered delays, disruption and additional expenses because of alleged misrepresentation implied terms and general
Dynamically Positioned Pipelaying Ship
The "Solitaire" is the largest dynamically positioned pipelay ship in the world and is owned by Allseas of Holland.
Cadogans is active in ADR (alternative dispute resolution) including Expert Determination. This adds to its established expertise in dispute resolution by litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
Fast Rescue Craft Personal Injury
A fast rescue craft was being lowered from a vessel with a maintenance engineer in the craft. The wire rope holding the craft snapped, causing injury to the engineer.
FGD Tendering Irregularities
An international funding agency financed a multimillion dollar construction project at a power station in Europe.
Injury While Wearing Protective Gloves
A man was assisting his colleagues to load materials for recycling into a vehicle. He was wearing a pair of protective gloves. While removing the mixed materials from a recycling bin his hand was cut by the neck of a broken glass bottle.
Mediation of Multi-million Pound Apartment Complex
The dispute arose over the refurbishment of a major building to form luxury apartments. After the properties were occupied there were complaints about the rooms overheating, that the cold water was too warm and that there was insufficient hot water. There was also criticism of the standard of the electrical installation although it met the requirements of the regulations. In addition, there were architectural matters such as leaking roofs.
Oil Pollution of Water Courses
Cadogans has been involved in two cases where oil from a tank is alleged to have polluted water courses. In one case fish at a fish farm died.
Plastic Moulding Personal Injury
An employee at a plastics factory suffered a hand injury in a plastic moulding machine. The Health and Safety Executive raised a criminal prosecution against the employer under the Health and Safety Act.
Sheriff Court Mediations
Court mediation schemes started in Scotland with a project run by the Citizens Advice Bureau for Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The trial was funded by the Scottish Office and covers party litigants with small and summary cause claims. Mediators work on a voluntary basis. Initially the mediations were held in empty witness waiting rooms. Once the success of the scheme was demonstrated, two purpose designed mediation rooms were built.
Slip from a Fixed Vertical Steel Ladder
An engineer regularly serviced plant located on a raised platform approximately 3 meters above the ground level. Access to the raised platform was by a fixed vertical steel ladder. While ing the ladder, the engineer’s foot slipped on the second top rung of the ladder and he fell to the ground to his injury.
Slip in a Lift
Workers used a lift shortly after cleaners had carried out daily cleaning work. The lift had been mopped, however, cleaning was not followed up by a dry mop to dry the lift floor. In addition, the cleaners did not put out any cautionary signs to suggest that the lift floor might be wet. On entering the lift, one of the workers slipped and sustained injuries.
Supermarket Checkout Personal Injury
A young customer was able to gain access to the underside of a checkout conveyor. The conveyor should have stopped but it did not. The child's arm was trapped in the conveyor mechanism. Fortunately the child escaped with only minor injuries.