Are you an Expert Witness?
Are you aware that your expertise is quite often sought after by Britain's legal and media networks to act as an expert witness in a court of law or tribunal?
Are you also aware of the type of fees available to you, in return for your qualified professional reporting services?
Do you know what an expert witness is, or where to find out more about what they can offer in Britain's legal community?
What is an Expert Witness?
An expert witness, or professional witness is someone who by virtue of education, training or experience is believed to have specialised knowledge in a particular subject beyond that of the average person, sufficient that others may officially and legally rely upon the witness's specialised (scientific / technical) opinion about an evidence or fact issue within the scope of his/her expertise.
Someone who by their experience can offer an opinion on a matter before the court. An expert should be able to present highly technical matters in a language which can be easily understood by the average person. The expert must be able to justify his or her professional opinion under various cross examinations.
The primary function of an expert witness is to engaged his/her independent expert opinion based on the information that is provided. An expert can be instructed in different capacities. For example at arbitrations, tribunals and litigation.
What is the role of an Expert Witness?
The role of an expert witness is to assist the court by providing an opinion or factual information based on the expert's view point in a subject, which is outside the knowledge, skill or experience of most people.
The experts opinion is only useful if it is based on the experts area of knowledge which includes all relevant matters. It is natural that an expert is subject to duties in respect of the evidence of fact being complete, accurate and correct. An expert's primary duty is to the court and not to anyone retaining the expert, as he or she is not an advocate for any particular party.
Would you like to become an Expert Witness?
If you wish to become an expert witness and welcome instructions from various British law firms, then let NEWA guide you in the right direction. Expert Witness Survey 2016
We promote all our members through a first class online listing on our unique referral website and offer sound marketing advice that will give you the best chance of securing quality instructions. Most members we speak to enjoy extending their workload by becoming an expert witness and the financial rewards it comes with.
Experts fees can range from over £100.00 per hour for report writing and up to and over £1000.00 per day depending on the supply and demand for the experts area of expertise and credentials. For experts who deal with complex cases, it is normal for being compensated a lot more.
So if you would like to extend your workload and become an expert witness, or if you already are an expert who would like more work, why not register your details with NEWA. For further details about membership and training, please contact us on 01638 601110, 7 days a week.
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