If you haven't already, check out GizMag's writeup on Steorn. The article itself isn't completely accurate, such as the time when the jury is expected to report their results, but they do offer a few unique ideas of what may lie ahead for Steorn:
I had never considered the potential lawsuits from the Jury, and possibly the SPDC if this were all contrived.
... Finally there are the 22 renowned scientists engaged to test the
machine; scientists who could possibly seek compensation from Steorn if it is
proven to have deliberately misled them.