The Association of Consulting Forensic Engineers was founded in 1982, and members of the association are chartered engineers (or equivalent status) who practise as consulting engineers, either individually or as partners in a practice of consulting engineers.
There are currently approximately fifty members of the association throughout the island of Ireland, who practise in a wide range of areas. The common thread is that we give expert engineering reports and evidence to the Courts and similar tribunals.
The association was founded in December 1982 (as the Association of Litigation Engineers) by a group of seven consulting engineers who practiced as expert witnesses in Ireland. The memorandum of association defines the role of a consulting forensic engineer as a person who undertakes evidential engineering investigations. Most members work in personal injury litigation. Some work in the criminal courts, and some are professional arbitrators. Some members specialise in specific areas, whilst others cover a wide range of work.
The association also fulfils an educational role in organising an annual seminar on a topical subject or area of practice. Some of these seminars are restricted to members, whilst others are open and are attended by practitioners in law, insurance, and related disciplines.
The association is a company limited by guarantee. It is registered in Dublin, No. 93152.