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The Expert Witness Institute is the voice of the Expert Witness community; championing experts from all professional disciplines and the lawyers who use their services.

Our mission is to support the proper administration of justice and the early resolution of disputes through high-quality expert evidence from specialists.

Launched in 1996, the EWI is independent of outside commercial interests. A not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee, it is run by a Board of Governors that is democratic, transparent and fully accountable to members. Our president is Lord Hodge.

We offer different levels of membership depending on experience for experts and associate membership for those who work with or employ experts.

Our register of expert witnesses contains experts with a diverse range of expertise including medical, finance and accounting, business, construction, and forensic science from across the UK, Ireland and across the globe. Experts included on our directory (Find an Expert) have been vetted checking their professional credentials and ensuring the reports they have written are compliant with appropriate regulations and are of excellent quality; providing instructing parties with assurance that when they appoint one of our experts they are appointing an expert with the appropriate skills and experience. Our experts are subject to a Code of Professional Conduct and Practice.

Our strategic priorities

The EWI has an interim Strategic Plan in place which runs until the end of 2020. Our priorities are to:

  1. Enhance our impact by growing membership
  2. Support the development and improve the quality of experts within the community
  3. Advocate on behalf of the Expert Witness community
  4. Provide an excellent, sustainable and effective membership body

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