Expert Witness

Dr Vyt Garnys has more than 40 years of industry and consulting experience in investigating a diverse range of product problems and failures and is an expert witness in the following:

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Hazardous materials (i.e. asbestos) and environmental risk management, including contaminated sites
  • Legionella outbreak investigations and legionella risk management


  • Problem solving studies for petroleum refineries and retailers, explosives, chemical, food, manufacturing, services, hospitals, construction, office, school and residential projects.
  • Product failures including:
    • adhesion failure and adhesion to substrate
    • sealant systems
    • composition and formulation of building materials (ie paints, adhesives, flooring systems)
    • surface condition and performance
    • solvent emission
    • environmental degradation
    • poor performance involving, wear, flammability and friction
    • corrosion protection / corrosion failure
    • film application and film strength

Intellectual Property

  • Comparison of products for infringement
  • Evaluation of other expert witness reports

In addition to Dr Vyt Garnys, the team of scientists and engineers at CETEC have experience and expertise across a broad range of industries providing investigative and technical expertise. We welcome your enquiries regarding whether a member of our team may be suitable as a senior expert for your legal case.

Dr Vyt Garnys

Feedback from our customer and legal firm - Cornwall Stodart - September 2012

Peter Macnish and I would like to sincerely thank you and your tireless team for your contributions to the fantastic result in the X Footbridge case.

Your eventual level of involvement was far greater than we ever anticipated, and your willingness to keep participating after 10 long days in the witness box was remarkable.

Your calm and methodical manner and clear and concise delivery in the witness box was excellent and certainly contributed significantly to our client's outstanding success in the final judgment.

Please pass on our thanks to your team, from the the team at Cornwall Stodart, the barristers and our client.

Kind Regards
Jennifer Holdstock and Peter Macnish

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