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  Expert Witness

  White Waghorn has recently teamed up with the Noel Group to provide a comprehensive Expert Witness service. (See 4 Noel Group for more details)

The Noel Group LLP and White Waghorn Limited bring together a group of seasoned IT professionals which has expertise in a wide variety of technical and commercial environments. Whilst remaining practising IT consultants, many of our members have acted as experts in litigations, including witness box experience and the production of joint expert reports in accordance with the Woolf reforms.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Complex technology
  • Contractual disputes
  • Intellectual property rights (IPR)
  • Evaluation of quality and performance of systems and services
  • Representation of goods and services
  • Software and system valuation
  • Standard, integrated or bespoke IT system assessment
  • High court witness evidence
  • Mediation
  • Single and Joint Expert Reports

Some examples of Expert assignments:

  • For a credit card issuer defending a case brought by its supplier concerning an Internet-based system for presenting its services online.
  • Independent valuation of a system developed for use in the Insurance industry, including oral testimony and cross examination in the High Court.
  • For the defendant of a High Court action alleging misrepresentation of a product's functionality and level of integration.
  • For a local authority, prosecuting a court action over non-delivery of a computer system for schools.
  • For a defendant of a High Court injunction alleging breach of software copyright.
  • Expert report on a system installed for a vehicle breakdown recovery company.
  • Assisting mediation with EPOS system performance dispute.
  • For a UK retail bank defending a case concerning a failed Internet banking service development.
  • Third party hardware maintenance dispute.
  • Benchmarking dispute over a large outsourcing contract.
  • Member of a team advising on a case for a 40m development contract dispute. The team helped achieve an out of court settlement.