Mechanical Analysis, Expertise and Calculation - Méca

Legal expertise

Pascal Macquet, manager of the consultancy Expert-Meca, is registered on the list of experts of Justice experts at the Rennes Court of Appeal :

In the sections of the "CONSTRUCTION - PUBLIC WORKS" division for the following specialty:

  •  C-01.12.03 Metal frameworks.


In the sections of the "INDUSTRIES" division for the following specialties:

  •  E-04.03 Mechanical engineering
  •  E-02.04 Oil, gas and hydrocarbons
  •  E-05.02 Assembly
  •  E-07.02 Lifting and handling devices


 A justice expert is an authorized and certified professional, responsible for giving magistrates a scientific and technical opinion on questions of fact - and not of law - that are within his areas of competence.


Expert witness

In the context of legal expertise, the intervention of technical experts mandated by the parties contributes to improving the search for the truth. Effectiveness demands that this intervention is located as far upstream as possible. The credibility of experts imposes a strict code of ethics founded on loyalty, objectivity and impartiality.

Expert-Meca remains attentive to entities engaged in a legal procedure to study the pertinence and conditions of an effective intervention.


Mediation - Conciliation - Arbitration

Mediation, conciliation and arbitration are the tools used to resolve marginal disputes or as a complement to traditional justice. These three dispute resolution modes are regulated by the New Civil Procedure Code.

Mediation is a resolution mode for conflicts that aims to help the parties find their own solution to the conflict between them. Neutral and in the most strict confidentiality, the mediator guarantees the smooth execution of the process, as well as balance between speaking and listening. He is neutral and independent of the parties.

 The mediator neither advises or judges, he ensure that a negotiated solution emerges. This solution does not reflect his point of view or his interpretation but solely the will of the parties concerned. The mediator can be designated directly by the persons concerned (conventional mediation) or by a judge (judicial mediation), but he is independent and does not act by delegation on behalf of the judge.

Conciliation is originally a judge's power which he can delegated to a conciliator, a court officer. However, the conciliator can also be designated by the parties within a strictly contractual framework.

The conciliator tries to reconcile the different points of view by making propositions, something which a mediator does not do. The solution to the dispute is freely chosen and accepted by the parties, but it is a reflection of the interpretation of the conciliator and what he estimates to be a balanced solution faced with the situation before him.

Arbitration is a private justice mode which involves a third party, the arbitrator.

Unlike mediation and conciliation, the arbitrator has the same role as the judge: he pronounces a sentence, that is to say he decides the outcome of the dispute himself by applying rules previously written and accepted by the opposing parties.




Legal expertise

Legal expertise