Corbett & Co had to review all the documents and data in a few weeks. We worked with the experts and witnesses to prove that the data provided to the contractor showed that the types of ground conditions encountered were foreseeable. This related to the dredging of the site as well as the design of the piles for the pier.
Corbett & Co thereafter appeared as co-counsel in the LCIA arbitration.
We cross-examined the contractor’s experts as well as dealing with re-examination of the employer’s geotechnical experts. The two issues were both factually and technically complex. We reviewed and considered all the data provided to the contractor. We also considered whether there was a possibility that the piles would fail having regard to the skin friction of the piles and the possible liquefaction of soils in the event of an earthquake. We then drafted the closing submissions for these claims.