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Questions and Answers

Before contacting the EWI Helpline, have a look at the questions asked by fellow members, you may find an answer to your query:

Advice notes are provided to members of the Expert Witness Institute in support of their work. They represent the Institute’s view of good practice in a particular area, and members are not obliged to follow them. They do not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for it. Whilst care has been taken to ensure that they are accurate, up to date, and useful, The Expert Witness Institute will not accept any legal liability in relation to them. If specific advice or information is required, then a suitably qualified professional should be consulted.

Availability for Court / annual leave
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Availability for Court / annual leave

It is common in my practice that I have to provide dates of availability for Court listings. I plan my leave around 12-18 months in advance so that I can book trips etc but also leave adequate space available for Court listings. I am currently dealing with an instructing solicitor who is insisting that holidays / leave are not a reason to be unavailable for Court. They have quoted the case of Matthews v Tarmac.

Commissioning a report from a third party expert on one of the issues the Expert Witness has been instructed to consider
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Commissioning a report from a third party expert on one of the issues the Expert Witness has been instructed to consider

Is it acceptable for an Expert Witness to commission a report from a third party expert on one of the issues the Expert Witness has been instructed on and then use the third party expert opinion in their report?

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Advice notes are provided to members of the Expert Witness Institute in support of their work. They represent the Institute’s view of good practice in a particular area, and members are not obliged to follow them. They do not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for it. Whilst care has been taken to ensure that they are accurate, up to date, and useful, The Expert Witness Institute will not accept any legal liability in relation to them. If specific advice or information is required, then a suitably qualified professional should be consulted.