Who can become an Expert Witness?

There are over a million disputes requiring expert information per year in the UK alone

The simple answer is anyone! Anyone that is with an expertise in a chosen field. Do you have a thorough understanding of your field of expertise? Are there likely to be disputes over the right and wrong way of completing your job correctly? Could you advise government bodies, corporations or regulatory authorities on your chosen expertise? 

Most civil disputes do not get to court. Due to the high costs and time needed a dispute can be resolved using reports and expert opinion for both parties to agree a resolution. An expert does not need to have a PHD to become an expert. You only need to fully understand your trade or expertise to a standard that can inform and support a dispute accurately and within legally correct policy and procedures.

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