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When do you need an Expert Witness

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When do you need an Expert Witness

In cases of construction claims, it's common practice to appoint an independent expert witness. The primary duty of an expert witness is to provide  an impartial and truthful professional opinion to any technical issues within the case. Regardless of which party instructed the expert witness, they are bound by the Civil Procedure Rules to testify truthfully to the tribunal in order to reach a fair judgement. When litigation...

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The Testimony of an Expert Witness

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  • 28-05-2019
The Testimony of an Expert Witness

An expert witness is an independent expert who uses their knowledge, training, and experience in a specific area to assist courts and other bodies to understand issues in legal cases so they are able to reach a sound and just decision. Expert witnesses are typically required in a situation where an evaluation of the issues requires technical and/or scientific knowledge, such as in cases relating to; Earnings losses and Payments Insurance...

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The Role of an Expert Witness

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The Role of an Expert Witness

As a general rule of thumb, the chance for a construction dispute increases with the complexity of the project. However, this is not to say that smaller projects will always be plain-sailing. Construction claims can arise from disputes over any aspect of the construction project, the most common being payment, quality and liability. If either party insists on entering litigation, a construction expert witness may be appointed to assist the court...

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Finding the Ideal Expert Witness

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Finding the Ideal Expert Witness

A construction expert witness is someone who has relevant knowledge and expertise in a particular field of construction. When called upon by the court or a party in dispute, their primary duty is to give testimony or an opinion on a construction issue that requires expert knowledge. In many cases, their clients include construction authorities, contractors and property developers who would like to pursue a construction matter in court. Whether...

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Who can be Expert Witnesses

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Who can be Expert Witnesses

An expert witness is a witness who is is regarded to have recognised professional knowledge in a field of expertise. Their main duty is to give testimony regarding an issue which requires expert opinion to aid the court in reaching a verdict. This testimony can be in the form of an Expert Witness Report, or they may be required to be involved with the court proceedings and testify in court. In most cases, in a court of law, the...

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What does an Expert Witness do in Court

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What does an Expert Witness do in Court

A person offering evidence to a court of law or a tribunal while under oath is considered to be a witness. There are two types of witnesses: Expert Witnesses and Witnesses of Fact. Witnesses of fact normally offer opinions, but may also give evidence of fact. An expert witness, on the other hand, offers evidence within their field of expertise. Construction experts might include contractors, estate developers, material suppliers, safety managers,...

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