Dr Davies is often called on as an expert witness in cases of litigation and in patent disputes.
Some of the cases involve failure of plant and typically require careful examination of the technology involved and in some cases mathematical simulation. Some cases have not gone to court and the parties have settled on the basis of the failure mode being understood and a technical solution being accepted by both sides. By avoiding court, the cost savings to both sides are significant and (in our view) represent a victory for the discipline of Engineering. But not all cases are like this.
The list at Plant failure, legal and insurance issues sums up most of the cases.