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Expert Witness: Martina Sonogova.


Using evidence-based practice to resolve disputes.

About me.

I’m a chartered mechanical engineer (PhD CEng MCBISE) with 14 years of experience in the building services and construction industry.

Before joining Hoare Lea in 2008, I worked as a teaching assistant and researcher at the Technical University in Slovakia. My career in Hoare Lea has provided me with opportunities to work on various small to large-scale projects in a diverse range of markets. As a mechanical project leader, I gained experience relating to the management and delivery of MEP projects from early conceptual design through to procurement and construction.

My role.

I joined Hoare Lea’s Expert Witness group in 2018, where I am using my skills to investigate complex technical and contractual problems, defective design, adequacy of design information, co-ordination, compliance with Building Regulations and quality of workmanship. I present the essential facts and matters in issue in an appropriate and understandable manner.


MEP Technical Expert and Associate Director
– PhD Environmental Engineering
– Member of Society of Construction Law
– Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Civil Certificate
– 15+ years experience

– Gas   
– Water   
– Heating 
– Ventilation 
– Cooling   
– Air conditioning   
– Humidity control   
– Smoke vent

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