Consulting Engineer & Expert Witness to the Process and Industrial Engineering Industries
Expert Witness Services
Mr. Peter Lumley is a Law Society approved expert witness and trained as a single joint expert and received training with Bond Solon. Mr. Peter Lumley been instructed on 62 cases in the last 20 years and has successfully given evidence in 22 cases. He has completed work for companies worldwide and his trial-proven expertise is greatly sought after. Please find below descriptions of some of the cases that Mr. Lumley has undertaken as an expert witness on behalf of companies and corporations worldwide. Below is a list of expert witness services Peter Lumley can assist with:
Review of construction design and records
Analysis of cost estimates and bids
Reporting on design defects, delays and disruption on construction design
Investigations and evidence on contamination
Advice on Internal Rate of Return (IRR) calculations
Performance review and reporting
Expert Witness experience in Oil and Gas Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing
Below are a variety of specific examples of how Peter Lumley has provided his expert witness services to companies and business owners around the world.
Prepared expert reports and gave evidence (including “hot tubbing”) on the design, materials and construction of oil and gas piping systems.
Prepared expert report and gave evidence on process and mechanical design defects and construction on a sour gas LPG processing plant and sales gas pipelines in Iraq.
Carried out site survey, review of design and construction records and prepared expert report on design defects.
Prepared expert report for the Owner in respect of a claim against a consulting engineer in respect to the design and project management of a process plant using waste material feed (fly ash) from a power station.
Prepared expert reports and gave evidence on the construction of access platforms and lifting operations at a boatyard that had caused serious personal injury to the operator.
Prepared expert report analysing the cost estimate and bid prepared for the design, procurement, manufacture and transport FOB Antwerp of a convection bank heat exchanger economiser for the power generating plant at Ruwais Fertiliser Industries Complex UAE.
Prepared expert reports in defence of the HSE prosecution relating to the failure of the overflow protection system and its alleged causation of the overtopping of storage tanks and subsequent explosion at the Buncefield oil storage depot in December 2005. This followed the successful civil defence in 2008 (see below).
Prepared expert report on design defects, delay and disruption on the design and construction of cryogenic natural gas processing facilities in Yemen.
Prepared expert report and gave evidence on contaminated LPG feed to ethylene cracker. Work required investigation of two-phase flow into heat exchangers, and metallurgical examination of corrosive acid attack on titanium by hydrofluoric acid.
Analysis on behalf of the Owner, on delay, disruption and preferential engineering claims from an EPC contractor in respect to offshore accommodation modules and the Owners counterclaims regarding quality of engineering and programme issues.
Carried out equipment survey and prepared expert report on cement grinding.
Prepared expert advice on IRR calculations for send and pay agreements in respect to crude oil pipeline takeoff agreements on major pipeline in Sudan.
Prepared expert report on the design and operation of chemical etching line for steel castings for the automobile industry.
Prepared expert report on fire damage to large high-speed aluminium foil rolling mill for insurers.
Prepared expert report on the process design of fertiliser plant.
Prepared Expert report on the Owners’ claim for lack of performance of table salt processing plant.
Provided expert advice on the manufacture of finned heat exchanger tubes.
Provided expert advice on fuel contamination on fuel supplied by the major supermarkets.
Undertook site survey and prepared expert report on a petroleum filling station and underground storage facilities in respect to criminal investigation of petroleum product substitution by Avgas and VAT fraud.
Instructing solicitors in alphabetical order:
Arnold, Davies, Cooper, London
Berrymans Lace Mawer, London
Bar & Karrer AG, Zurich
Berwin Leighton Paisner, London
Bird and Bird, London
BP Collins, London
Clifford Chance, Paris
CMS Cameron McKenna, London
DAC Beachcroft, London
David Phillips and Partners, Essex
Davies Arnold Cooper, London
Davies Lavery, London.
Deacons, Hong Kong
Dickinson Dees, Newcastle
Freeth Cartwright, Manchester
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Washington
Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris
Halliwells, London and Manchester
Holman Fenwick Willan, London and Qatar
Howard Kennedy, London
Kennedys, London, Bath and Birmingham
Mayer Brown International, London
McNulty & Co, Basingstoke
Mills & Reeve, Birmingham
Norton Rose Fulbright, London
Pinsent Masons, Glasgow and London
Rawlinson Butler, Crawley
Reid Minty, London
Shadbolt & Co, Reigate
Simmons & Simmons, London & Dubai, UAE
Smyth and Co, Hong Kong
Stewarts Law, London
Watson, Farley & Williams, Bangkok
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering and Dorr, London
White and Case, London
G A B Robins
Direct instructions received from:-
ICC, Paris Independent expert advice to an ICC Tribunal
Komori UK Ltd
Lurgi AG, Frankfurt, Germany
NEM BV, Netherlands
Air Products, UK
Clyde Bergemann Drycon GmbH, Germany
Ferrostaal, Essen, Germany
Hill International, London
Siemens Industrial Turbo Machinery, UK
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To discuss your expert witness needs, contact Peter Lumley on +44 (0) 1273 326 394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.