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5 Feb 2018

Expert Witness Institute announces appointment of new chief executive officer

LONDON, UK – Monday 5 February 2018 – The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) today announced the appointment of Christine Scott as its new chief executive officer.

Christine brings almost 20 years strategic management and business planning experience within the legal sector, including three years at the Law Society focused on strategy and policy. Based in its London offices, she will be responsible for supporting EWI members around the world and representing their views across a wide range of stakeholders.

I am excited to be joining the Expert Witness Institute at such an exciting stage of its evolution,” said Christine. “I look forward to speaking with our members to understand how we can better support them and enhance their experience as a member. At a time when experts face considerable uncertainty, I also want to ensure the EWI is at the forefront of shaping the landscape and representing the best interests of all those involved in providing expert evidence.”
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18 Dec 2017

Expert Witness Institute announces sponsorship of LexisNexis Legal Awards 2018

As part of our ongoing drive to further enhance the profile of the Expert Witness Institute and its members within the legal community, we are pleased to announce that the EWI is a proud sponsor of the Law Firm of the Year award at the prestigious LexisNexis Legal Awards. Taking place on 15 March 2018 at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, the LexisNexis Legal Awards recognise and celebrate the great and the good of the legal community, with the Law Firm of the Year award specifically recognising a firm that has demonstrated outstanding performance and ingenuity in a particular area of its practice.

The LexisNexis Legal Awards were launched in 2013 to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the legal sector. Since then the competition has been strong, with the awards attracting an increasing number of high calibre entrants each year. The 2018 event has been renamed to mark the 200th anniversary of LexisNexis and, as it will form part of the bicentenary celebrations.

Entries are now closed and the shortlist will be announced in early January. 

Visit the LexisNexis Awards website for more information. See last year’s winners.

15 Nov 2017 - Middlesex University Dubai Law Students had the opportunity to attend a guest lecture by EWI governor Dr Thomas Walford on the 'Role of the Expert Witness' at the Oasis Theatre. read story 

24 Aug 2017 - EWI  chair appointed as high court judge / read announcement

13 June 2017 - The Expert Witness Institute appoints prominent QC as new chair of governors / read story

4 April 2017 - The EWI has a vacancy for a CEO. Download job spec.

16 Feb 2017 - Insight and controversy: expert witnesses kick off autumn conferring at the cutting edge / read story in full on Barrister Magazine online

8 Nov 2016 - Bookings welcome: 2017 EWI courses, seminars and master classes / Read e-newsletter

31 Oct 2016 - Good early signs for 'hot tubbing', EWI  survey finds. Read story

27 Oct 2016 - Read Phillip Taylor's write up of the EWI 2016 Annual Conference as featured in the Clapham Omnibus. See pages 8-9

18 Oct 2016 - Read Jack Meek's write up of the EWI 2016 Annual Conference as featured on Dispute Resolution Blog.  See link

9 Sept 2016 - Amanda Stevens, EWI Governor and Head of Legal Practice, Hudgell Solicitors receives Outstanding Individual Achievement honour at the recent Rehabilitation awards. Read story

25 Aug 2016 - International expansion for EWI in Singapore 
The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) has established its first international presence in Singapore, coinciding with the Institute’s 20th anniversary year. Read story 

23 Aug 2016 - The Inquest Book: The Law of Coroners and Inquests - 20% off for EWI members. Find out more / read book synopsis 

25 Jul 2016 - Read member of the EWI editorial team, Mr Phillip Taylor MBE's, feature 'Expert Witnesses: Offering a 'Rolls Royce' service for the courts in a more complex age' in the latest edition of Derby Law. Read PDF - page 24

30 Jun 2016 - EWI Governor Mr Chris Easton appointed as an external examiner at the University of West England, Bristol.

27 Jun 2016 - EWI Governor Dr Thomas Walford elected to the board of COMEX at the EEEI Annual General Meeting. Read story

24 Jun 2016 - On June 20, 2016, The Expert Witness Institute and The Advocacy Training Council hosted an evening with Stuart Tipple, one of Australia’s most well-known criminal defence lawyer. 

Guests included EWI governor Mr Roger V Clements and Justice of the High Court, Mr Justice Green. Following the talk, attendees asked questions and discussed contemporary issues in expert evidence. Read story

9 Jun 2016 - EWI Governor Chris Easton was a speaker at this year's 'Construction, the Consumer and the Law: Time for Change' conference at King's CollegeSee conference programme

13 Feb 2015 - PARN CEO Andy Friedman speaks to expert witness and governor at the Expert Witness Institute, Thomas Walford, about the challenges of being cross-examined for a living and the role of an expert witness.  "Our primary duty is to the court and what we believe a reasonably competent person would have done in the circumstances".

18 Jan 2014 - Cross Examination of an Expert Witness by EWI Governor Thomas Walford
Once you have done your report as an expert and met with the other expert and completed the joint memorandum, the final stage of the work is the trial itself. 

3 Oct 2013 - Attorney General's Office - Oliver Heald QC MP - Speech to the Expert Witness Institute Annual Conference 2013: from silting harbours to hot tubbing  The shifting legal landscape and the imminent effect on solicitors and their experts.

Jun 2013 - EWI appoints The Rt. Hon Sir Anthony Hooper as chair
The Expert Witness Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chair the Rt. Hon Sir Anthony Hooper. Sir Anthony will replace James Badenoch QC who stepped down on 5th June 2013 after nine years.

Jun 2013 - EWI response to MOJ consultation on 'Transforming Legal Aid' 
The MOJ‟s recent consultation “Transforming Legal Aid” closed on 4th June 2013 and EWI were amongst the numerous responders to the consultation.

Jan 2013 -  E-learning programme certified by the EWI and developed by Professional Solutions wins at the Claims Innovation Awards 2013 The new e-learning programme for medical experts ‘Medico-Legal Report Writing in Civil Claims – Core Skills’ has won the Online Initiative of the Year Award at the Claims Innovation Awards 2013.