IT Group is often involved in site inspections relating to allegations of defective or faulty electrical goods and unsuitable or unsafe installations of electrical products, systems or wiring. As experts registered with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, we regularly receive enquiries in relation to personal injury and fatal accident investigations.

We are often instructed in disputes over power outages and their proximate cause both for the DNO and the client, often via their insurers and loss adjusters. We also have a wealth of experience in giving oral evidence in court or at arbitral hearings and we regularly attend mediations between parties.

Past experience

IT Group’s expert witnesses are experienced in disputes involving electronic design and embedded software in cases of fitness for purpose and also in IP disputes, particularly relating to software copyright and patent disputes over validity and infringement. In summary:

  • Site wiring inspections in cases involving unsafe and/or unsuitable installations
  • Analysis of potentially faulty electrical goods and systems in personal injury cases relating to electric shock and electrocution
  • Advice in matters relating to standards of electrical safety (BS7671)
  • Investigations into the proximate cause of fires and explosions
  • Fitness for purpose disputes involving electronic design or the suitability of electrical installations
  • IP disputes relating to electronics and embedded software
  • Patent validity and infringement


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