Expert Witness

We are a preferred engineering Expert Witness for the legal professionadvising on hundreds of potentially contentious legal cases. We have vast experience of providing expert witness services all around the globe including depositions for USA cases.


LECS UK is a team of highly respected, independent and objective forensic engineers that carry out examinations, tests, accident investigation and reconstruction when needed. We provide high quality and cost-effective expert witness reports in all fields of mechanical handling equipment and vertical transportation equipment, to include lifts, escalators, moving walkways, cableways and cable car systems.

LECS UK is extensively consulted as expert witnesses by solicitors, loss adjusters and insurance companies in claims arising from personal injury accidents, allegations of defective installation, allegations of patent infringement, contractual disputes to deficient counsel from advisors,. Our experience also includes acting as a single joint expert under the requirements of civil procedure rules.

Our bespoke engineering expert witness service can range from brief advisory services to preparing extensive expert reports and giving evidence in court or a tribunal.

Many cases are settled before trial, regretfully some are not and an expert witness is required to be cross-examined on their written evidence. Generally, our expert opinion can assist solicitors in bringing a case to a conclusion before trial is reached.

We hold the prestigious Law Society ‘checked and listed’ status for our work in this area.

LECS (UK) engineers have vast experience acting as expert witnesses in:

– Criminal Courts

– Civil Courts
– Coroners Courts
– Rent and Land Tribunals
– Mediation Cases
– Adjudication Cases
– Arbitration Cases
– Expert Determination Cases
– Conciliation Cases

LECS UK has been checked and verified for inclusion in:

– The Expert Witness Directory

– Sweet & Maxwell Expert Witness Directory

The directors and senior members of the company are registered with one or more of the following professional bodies:

Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers

Institution of Engineering & Technology

Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Society of Operations Engineers

Bureau of Engineer Surveyors

LECS (UK) is a highly professional lift consultancy that provides a very responsive and high quality service.
A great benefit to me over the past three years, providing assistance with H&S Lift Safety investigation  Report – advice on contracts and staff selection.
Very practical and straightforward to work with.

Rob Levy - Mechanical Operations Manager, Engineering Services - Royal Borough of Greenwich

Running a funicular railway that is almost a hundred years old requires a lot of expertise and patience. Throw in a beachside location and a lot of salt in the air and the maintenance becomes all consuming. For almost 15 years we have been able to call on David Cooper and his team at LECS UK to assist us and also to carry out our inspections.  It is fair to say that without their professionalism, attention to detail and go the extra mile attitude, the railway would have closed along with so many other parts of our national heritage.  LECS UK has enabled an amateur charitable group to take over an inclined cable railway and run it with confidence and profitability, something for which we are very grateful.

Lindsay Yelland - Chairman, Babbacombe Cliff Railway CIO

We operate hotels, serviced apartments and luxury private residential units.  The smooth running of our vertical transportation systems is paramount and we are delighted to have LECS UK’s support to rely on.

Marco Savini - Project Director, Como Holdings (UK) Ltd

We have used the engineering services of LECS(UK) for a number of years supporting various corporate and retail clients predominantly with the provision of periodic engineering lift inspections. We have always found the LECS team courteous, professional in all regard and responsive.  A recent example of their prompt response required a LOLER inspection for a retail client who simply had let their ‘in store’ passenger lift inspection lapse. One call at 7pm and they were on site at 9am the following morning! – Highly recommended

Stuart Harlow - Director, Principal Consultant - Aston Francis

TGP thanks LECS UK for the professionalism shown in executing our recent works. It was always envisaged this would prove to be a troublesome project to complete so to complete on schedule given the additional recent and on-going restrictions and anxieties [Corona Virus] speaks volumes for LECS.

Pat Cahill - Senior Surveyor, The Guinness Partnership

As an independent authorising engineer (lifts) providing services to NHS Trusts we needed an independent lift engineer consultant to perform the audits of the maintenance being performed for our client Trusts. A single call to LECS (UK) to discuss what options were available and the need to audit to the requirements of HTM 08-02 resulted in a very positive response.

John Stephens - Principal Partner, Walnut Lodge Services

We have a long relationship with LECS UK and value their professional advice for both consultancy and project management of the lifts in our buildings. We are pleased that the entire project [Park Lane, London] was professionally managed by LECS UK. LECS UK’s advice and management of this project was invaluable.

Amanda Fairfowl - Senior Building Manager, Gerald Eve - Facilities Management