17th September 2015
Chartered Geologist Richard Horsnell acted as expert witness in a claim brought by the company against the Coal Authority. A mine shaft was encountered during excavation of a plot foundation. Chandos dealt with the shaft in order to protect the public and maintain the build programme. Chandos brought a claim against the Coal Authority for costs associated with the emergency work which the Coal Authority rejected. Richard progressed a claim through arbitration and was awarded full costs associated with making the shaft safe and costs associated with bringing the claim.