LLB; LLM; BEc
Tim Margetts practices in construction/engineering disputes, many of which have been conducted in the domestic and international arbitration process. He has extensive trial experience in highly technical construction/engineering disputes which has included the examination and cross examination of numerous expert witnesses, including time programming experts typically used in delay claims.
Some of the larger engineering related claims Tim has acted in have involved the following types of issues.
The use of steel and over-engineering in the design and construction of steel structures such as an aircraft hanger and material storage facilities. Disputes that have focused on the building of power generation plants, including hydro power. These cases have involved issues of tunnel design and construction, including rock engineering, hydraulics and hydrology. The design and construction of co-generation power plants focusing on the workings and failures of gas turbines, alternators and power generators. Large civil works claims for road works and bridge building.
Tim has acted on behalf of many leading international consulting engineering firms and contractors involved in the mining industry. These disputes have concerned issues such as the construction and design of a copper/uranium smelter and refinery, including the treatment of smelter off-gases, corrosion and metal failure in major mechanical equipment. He has also acted in other mining disputes concerning the iron ore industry, and claims relating to the gas and oil industry including the engineering, procurement and construction of gas plants and off shore platforms, pipelines and wells.
Furthermore, Tim has experience in other litigation involving complex issues of material failure, geotechnical engineering and environmental design and rehabilitation.
Tim has appeared in complex and lengthy ICC Arbitrations. These disputes have involved extensive hearings and travelling throughout the Asian regions.
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