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Day in the life of an Expert Witness

Our day in the life series provides examples of the kind of work undertaken by our members across a range of different professional backgrounds.

A Day in the Life of an Expert Witness in Electrical Engineering and Construction

A Day in the Life of an Expert Witness in Electrical Engineering and Construction

Efstathios Maliakis is senior electrical engineer with 20 years’ experience, including 10 years supervising the construction of power plants. A full time Expert Witness since 2021, he tells us what led him to the profession, why he feels he’s found his perfect match career-wise, and his advice for aspiring Expert Witnesses.

A Day in the Life of a Japanese Knotweed Expert

A Day in the Life of a Japanese Knotweed Expert

One of the UK’s leading experts in Japanese knotweed, Dr Paul Beckett has been providing Expert Witness services since the early 2000s. He shares his insights into being part of a relatively new area of litigation; what makes a good Expert Witness; and why he approaches court like revising for an exam.

A Day in the Life of a Chartered Building Surveyor Expert Witness

A Day in the Life of a Chartered Building Surveyor Expert Witness

Rod Appleyard has been practising as an Expert Witness for almost 28 years, specialising in the forensic investigation of fenestration and building envelope defects. He shares what led him to the Expert Witness field; his advice for starting out; and why volunteering in a war zone changed his outlook on work and life.   

A Day in the Life of a Threat, Risk and Harm Consultant, Expert Evidence Trainer, and Expert Witness
Day in the life

A Day in the Life of a Threat, Risk and Harm Consultant, Expert Evidence Trainer, and Expert Witness

EWI Honorary Fellow Tony Saggers has been a drug trafficking Expert Witness since 1995, alongside a career in law enforcement that spanned 30 years. Formerly the National Crime Agency’s Head of Drugs Threat and Intelligence, he now runs a consultancy providing anti-organised crime strategy solutions, child safeguarding from criminal exploitation advice, and Expert Witness training. Here, he provides a glimpse into his long and varied career and explains the importance of impartiality, communication, and evolution in the Expert Witness field.

Meet Desa Lilic, Expert Witness in Clinical Immunology
Day in the life

Meet Desa Lilic, Expert Witness in Clinical Immunology

Desa is a Consultant Clinical Immunologist and Associate Clinical Lecturer at the Institute for Clinical & Translational Research at Newcastle University. She is an Expert Witness in Clinical Immunology and qualified as a Certified Expert Witness this year. Here, she explains why she got into expert work and why she thrives on the challenges it brings.

Meet Norman Lynagh, Chartered Meteorologist and Expert Witness.
Day in the life

Meet Norman Lynagh, Chartered Meteorologist and Expert Witness.

Norman Lynagh is the founder of Norman Lynagh Weather Consultancy, a leading independent provider of weather services. He had worked as an Expert Witness for 30 years, working on a variety of cases. He told us how he got into expert work, the main challenges he faces, and the changing face of meteorology as an area of expertise.

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