What We Do


Dispute Resolution

Litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation. Technical support for drafting claims and delay analysis, presentations, independent technical reports. Construction and process plant projects, power stations, turbines, pollution control, machinery, boilers and incinerators.

For many years the company has been active in the forensic and expert witness field.

Senior members of staff have acted in cases of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation, expert determination, public inquiry and fatal accident inquiry throughout the UK and abroad. Most actions are civil but criminal work is also undertaken. We have worked for both claimants/pursuers and defendants/defenders.

Expert Witness and Expert Determination Appointments

The range has been diverse and spans a period of over thirty years and several hundred cases.

At one end of the scale we have acted in multi-million pound construction, engineering, power and process industry disputes both in the UK and overseas.

At the other end are small personal injury cases involving only a few days work.

Our engineers have experience of working in a range of jurisdictions and at different kinds of hearings.

The company and individuals are listed in a number of relevant directories, e.g. the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and the Law Society Directory of Expert Witnesses.


Cadogans staff are very familiar with the mediation process both as experts advising parties and as a mediator.

Daphne Wassermann is a qualified commercial mediator, trained by the Academy of Experts and accredited on the Scottish Mediation Register. She is on the panel of Catalyst Mediation and on the panel of various court mediation services.

Senior staff members have provided assistance to parties both before mediation and during the mediation process in matters relating to, for example building services malfunction and power station disputes.


Staff undergo periodic training both in their engineering disciplines and in forensic work. The forensic training has been both in-house and external and has concentrated on report writing, courtroom skills and the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).

Example cases

We cover a very broad range including power station contractual disputes, process plant failures, mechanical failures, pollution incidents, personal injury, planning and public inquiries, intellectual property, civil engineering, fires and explosions. Please browse our case studies under 'other specialisms'.

Some of the factors involved in different types of case are listed under forensic engineering.