Institute of Expert Witnesses

Providing specialist advice and support in accident cases

The Institute of Expert Witnesses offers professional impartial and independent advice and provides qualified expert opinions to support the legal process of resolving cases of accidents and injury.

Chris Dawson BSc, CEng, MIMechE & MEWI

Chris Dawson BSc, CEng, MIMechE & MEWI


Chris Dawson has years of experience reporting as an expert witness upon cases of personal injury, equipment failure, product liability and occupational diseases and disorders

Chris is a chartered mechanical engineer with professional background and experience in a range of manufacturing industries who has worked as a forensic engineering consultant for the past 17 years.

He has worked as a senior design engineer in a well-renowned company specialising in the manufacture of precision industrial measuring equipment and as a production engineering manager of a heavy engineering firm.

As an engineering consultant, Chris is now primarily engaged in forensic investigation, analysis and reporting upon cases and his areas of expertise include the following:
  • Accident investigation - Including dwellings, playgrounds, public areas and sports and leisure facilities
  • Ergonomic examination - Including workplaces, work processes and work systems in cases of occupational disease and disorder such as DCI, dermatitis, HAVS, industrial deafness, noise-induced hearing loss, occupational asthma and lung disease, WBV & WRULD
  • Examining vehicles and work equipment failure and injury - Including components, machinery and tools
  • Workplace accidents investigation - Including construction sites, docks, factories, farms, offices, ships, shops and warehouses
  • Technical disputes and product liability issues

Chris is a Law Society Checked expert witness who successfully acted upon instructions from many solicitors, prepared more than 1,000 expert witness reports and continues to advise in a number of different legal scenarios throughout the UK and worldwide.

For more about Chris' areas of expertise and his work as an expert witness contact us on 0117 986 2194 or at

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