Making the grade as an expert witness

Our next online seminar will cover the requirements expected of expert witnesses in court, tribunal and arbitration cases.  In particular we will look at the implications of Gardiner and Theobald v Jackson (VO).  This judgment, delivered by the Upper Chamber Lands Tribunal in August, reviewed issues regarding the perceived impartiality of an expert witness with regard to his fee relationship with the client.  It underlines the importance of looking at the wider picture in considering the important expectation of the neutrality of experts in court cases.

Please do join us on Friday 12 October, 9.30 to 11.00 am (BST) if you would like to know:

  • Duties of expert witnesses imposed by the courts and tribunals;
  • Key professional expectations, in particular those set out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors;
  • The differences between advocates and experts;
  • When you can and cannot combine the role of advocate with expert evidence, and how to deal with this dual role in the situations where they can be combined;
  • Preparing the evidence;
  • Preparing for cross examination;
  • This seminar should be of interest to anybody whose work may draw them into the role of an expert witness from time to time.  The emphasis will be on the work of valuers and surveyors, particularly in a rural context, but the key messages apply to anybody acting in a professional capacity.

Full details including booking form here, or cut and paste this link into your browser

Meanwhile we are preparing our programme for 2019.  Please do get in touch if you have topics that you need or would like us to cover.

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