Australia-wide Forensic Consulting Engineers and Expert Witnesses for Prosecution, Litigation and Insurance support

Services & Clients

T.R. White Pty Ltd specialises in the investigation into and diagnosis of failure in mechanical systems.
We are based just west of Sydney but offer Australia-wide consulting engineering services.

Our Services include investigation and reporting in the fields of:

  • Traffic Accidents and Road Safety
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Alternative, Renewable and Gaseous Fuels
  • Automotive Design and Engineering
  • Engines, Fuel systems and Combustion
  • (General) Mechanical Engineering
  • Quad bike safety
  • Standards Compliance
  •  Vehicle Systems and Performance(General) Transportation issues

With a particular focus on:

  • Automotive powertrain (engine and transmission) analysis
  • Agricultural equipment and machinery
  •  Vehicle dynamics and handling
  • Car and truck brake failure
  • Mining equipment and work practices
  • General mechanical design
  • General mechanism failure
  • Injury caused by any of the above occurrences

We can be engaged at any stage of a job or case.

Typically, we are engaged to review a brief already generated by an organisation’s internal staff or by trade-level inspectors from a government department.

Our small and professional nature means that we are usually available to inspect a site or machine at short notice and quickly provide an opinion.  Equally, our experienced staff are adept at getting to the core of the issue if supplied with only documentary and photographic evidence.

Please see here for our Terms of Engagement.

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All Expert Witness reports and testimony are prepared with reference to the Expert Witness Code of Conduct contained in Rules 31.17 and 31.28 and Schedule 7 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW) (or applicable State or Federal Codes).

To the best of our ability, reports qualify as a Certificate of Expert Evidence pursuant to Section 177 of the Evidence Act 1995.

Work can be undertaken in criminal or civil matters.  Our professional and objective nature has made us popular with both prosecution/plaintiff and defence Counsels.

Contact us if you would like an efficient, honest and reliable assessment of your case.

Our Clients include:

  • Legal firms of all sizes
  • Corporations
  • SafeWork Authorities
  • Crown Solicitors
  • The Coroner
  • Other consultancies
  • Television, radio and print media

Please note that we no longer provide services to unrepresented clients.  If you are a private individual seeking our help, please discuss the matter with your legal representative before contacting us.  This is because of the importance of maintaining legal privilege.

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Our People

Dr. Timothy White


Dr. White holds the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, with Honours Class 1) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New South Wales.  He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and a full member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, International.

His professional experience covers 18 years in a wide variety of positions and environments.  He has been employed in diverse roles including mechanic, fitter, machinist, condition-monitoring technician, welder, testing engineer, design engineer, consulting engineer and university lecturer.  He has worked  in both open-cut and underground coal mines, in thermal power stations, in professional motorsport, in agriculture, for a major international airline and for an international manufacturer of automotive transmissions.  In 2012 he was approved by the New South Wales RMS (formerly the RTA) as an Engineering Certifier under the VSCCS.

Dr. White holds a Federal Interstate heavy vehicles licence, has driven heavy rigid and combination (articulated) vehicles and is familiar with their mechanical systems.  He also holds an unrestricted private pilot’s licence and licences for powerboats, motorbikes and firearms.

Dr. White’s academic appointments span ten years, first part-time and then full-time.  He has taught subjects including mechanical design, technical drawing, thermodynamics and heat transfer at both the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney (USyd).  His most recent appointment was for three years as Lecturer and Researcher in Mechanical Design at UNSW, where he was also Faculty Advisor to the University’s Formula SAE (UK Formula Student) Team.

He is the founder and now Director of T.R White Forensic Mechanical Engineers Pty Ltd, having been engaged as a consulting engineer since 2004.  In this time he has applied both theoretical and practical knowledge to a wide range of projects in fields including light and heavy automotive engineering, motor vehicle accident investigation, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, industrial processes, fire and general workplace safety investigations.  He has been subcontracted by other consultancies including UNSW Global Pty Ltd (since 2010) and Jamieson Foley and Associates (since 2013).


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Other Consultants

Our other consultants are professional engineers with expertise in their chosen fields.  Clients can be confident that that their jobs are being handled by true professionals.

Ben Ware

Former manager of the UNSW Solar Energy Laboratory, Ben is now Engineering Manager at what many consider the world’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket engine management systems, which happens to be based in Sydney.

Phillip Hamilton

Research Assistant
Phillip is a fire safety engineer in one of Sydney’s leading fire engineering consulting firms and has experience working on a wide range of building types. We note Phillip for his experience in peer review work and examining the Australian Standards for our cases.

Benjamin Ting

Ben is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Mechanical). He has experience in mechanical design and engineering root cause analysis in Defence, Buildings and Construction industries.


Our latest Case Studies are continually updated. Click here to see our full portfolio.

Contact US

Please note:

We do not undertake work for unrepresented clients. Individuals should discuss their case with their legal representative before contacting us.

If you wish to contact us, please drop a note below or contact us via any of the following contact methods.

t:  02 6331 1112
m:  0428 556 415 (Dr Tim White - Direct)
f: 02 6305 6795