Andrew E Potts

Andrew E Potts
Sea Technology House
19 Business Park Drive
Notting Hill
+61 3 9542 3700


Who's Who Legal Construction: Expert Witnesses

Prof Andrew Potts is chief executive officer and founder of AMOG Consulting. With deep technical engineering expertise, he has extensive experience in forensic failure investigation and expert witness work, ranging in scope from mining industry machinery and process equipment, offshore structures (fixed and floating) and high-speed military vessels, to commercial shipping and harbour installations.

Prof Potts has over 36 years' experience in offshore engineering, hydrodynamics and naval architecture; advanced numerical and finite element analyses; physical model testing and detailed design of facilities, structures, operations and installations.

Prof Potts has consulted on projects around the world, for many blue-chip clients. His breadth of expertise in forensic failure investigation and expert witness work incorporates design adequacy evaluation, development of targeted inspection campaigns and remedial design.

In the course of failure investigations and expert witness studies, Prof Potts has investigated: errors in design/design approach, quality assurance deficiencies, ineffectual management of variations, fabrication and installation errors, structural failures due to overloading and fatigue damage, injuries to personnel, inappropriate operating practices, and failures to correctly assess environmental conditions and resulting loads.

Taking the lead preparing expert reports arising out of these investigations, Prof Potts has participated in conclaves of experts and appeared in court proceedings as an expert witness, including concurrent evidence by the “hot-tubbing” of experts. He has extensive experience in providing technical liaison with clients, insurers and their legal representatives.

A fellow of ATSE, RINA and Engineers Australia, Prof Potts obtained a BE, MEngSc (structural) and Professor of practice from Monash University, PhD from University of Reading, and is regarded as a leading authority in steel wire ropes.

WWL says: Andrew Potts is “very well known” for his superb expertise handling disputes relating to offshore matters, and wins particular praise for his work on marine structures.

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