Selecting an expert witness
It is important to be clear what your requirements are when selecting the appropriate expert. You should consider the following:
Membership of professional bodies
Previous experience and relevant work as an expert witness
Relevant training as an expert witness
Additional skills such as languages
It is also important to check that an expert witness has proper professional indemnity insurance.
An expert can also be used in other capacities such as:
- Neutral Evaluator
The charging rates of experts various tremendously, in a recent survey carried out by The Academy the rates ranged from £50 per hour to over £200 per hour.
The fees will be determined by a range of factors such as experience and geographic location, you should always ask the expert to give you an estimate of the amount of time involved and the costs