Expert witness

Independent, impartial and unbiased evidence

Where it has not been possible to resolve a dispute without recourse to solicitors, an Expert Witness may be required.  An Expert Witness’s overriding duty is to the court or tribunal, and they must provide independent, impartial and unbiased evidence.

Sometimes it may be appropriate for a Single Joint Expert (SJE) to be appointed.  A SJE is instructed jointly by parties to a dispute.

An Expert Witness should be familiar with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, the accompanying practice direction including the Protocol for the Instruction of Experts to give Evidence in Civil Claims, the Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct, and Surveyors acting as Expert Witnesses: RICS Practice Statement (Third Edition).

Sutherland Surveyors can act as Expert Witness in our areas of expertise listed in the left hand menu.

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Surveyors acting as expert witnesses.  RICS practice statement (3rd edition)


For more information and free advice contact us on 01202 237377 or info@sutherlandsurveyors.co.uk.