Meet the Expert Witness Team

The experts at Smithers Rapra have provided litigation assistance in hundreds of cases of the past two decades.

As specialists in plastics and rubbers, our consultants provide expert witness services across a broad range of industries. 

Bruce Lambillotte

With over 42 years' experience in the rubber and tire industry, Bruce Lambillotte is well positioned to assist companies with their rubber development challenges.

Bruce provides support for tires and other rubber products such as hoses and belts.

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Dr Paul Shipton

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in plastic materials formulation, product manufacture and product development.

He practices as an expert witness in litigation and criminal cases involving polymer technology.

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Gary Crutchley

Gary has over 25 years’ experience in working with rubber materials - focusing on development and failure diagnosis.

He provides expert witness services to clients from a wide range of industries. 

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John Manley

John has worked in the rubber industry for over 35 years. He specialises in rubber product failure, material selection, and compound design. 

He has provided legal expert witness support to clients both in and outside the UK.

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