An expert witness is
The primary function of an expert witness is to express his independent expert opinion based on the information that is provided. An expert can be employed in different capacities for example at arbitrations, tribunals, and litigation.
A witness is a person giving sworn evidence to a tribunal or court of law. There are basically two types of witness:
- Witnesses of Fact who may give evidence of fact but may not normally give opinions;
- Expert Witnesses who may give opinion evidence within their expertise and in addition evidence of facts.