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Why Join EWI?

As a member of the Expert Witness Institute, you can enjoy a variety of unique benefits.

 

 

Marketing your practice and recognising your status

Find an Expert Directory - One of the primary functions of the EWI is to be a resource for Expert Witnesses who are seeking to develop their practice. The EWI website provides solicitors seeking experts in your specialty with your name and contact details. All Provisional, Individual, Certified Individual, Fellow, Certified Fellow and Corporate members receive a full website entry in the online EWI Find an Expert Directory. Entries include a personal profile, full contact details and a photograph

Post-nominals - The following categories of member are entitled to use the following EWI Post-Nominals:

  • Full - MEWI (Full Member of EWI)
  • Certified Member - MEWI Cert (Certified Member of EWI)
  • Fellow - FEWI (Fellow of EWI)
  • Certified Fellow - FEWI Cert (Certified Fellow of EWI).

EWI Logo - EWI members (excluding Prospective, Provisional, Retired, Sabbatical, Student and Associate Members) are entitled to use the designated logo to indicate that they have met the technical, legal and quality standard for criteria for EWI membership.


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Training and Events - The EWI has an important role to play in ensuring that the experts, who are recognised by the court under the relevant rules, are competent and fully cognisant of their responsibilities. 

The EWI runs courses and webinars throughout the year on topical issues. Members receive discounts on all training and events. 

As part of our agreement with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Ciarb), Members can also book onto Ciarb qualifications and events at the Ciarb member rate.

Ciarb Discount Codes

Knowledge Hub - Members have access to exclusive areas of our  Knowledge Hub where we provide up-to-the-minute access to all the important expert witness documents including: An 'Example Form of an Expert's Report', 'Terms and conditions of Engagement', current legislation and much more is available in our area of the website.

Helpline - EWI offers free and confidential use of the EWI Helpline, offering support and advice to expert witness members across disciplines. We also have a bank of frequently asked questions.Members can access this through the Knowledge Hub.

Free pre-recorded webinars - All EWI members have access to a selection of free recordings which sit along any others they may have purchased or received post an event they attended. Members will need to be logged in to the website to view these. Recordings are listed by date on which they were recorded.

Mentoring for Provisional Members - All EWI Provisional members can select a mentor from amongst the Fellows of the Institute to assist them in achieving full membership. Mentors can provide advice on report writing, appearing in court and managing an expert witness practice.

Keeping you up to date – Members receive a monthly eNewsletter highlighting the latest news, events and resources. The EWI Magazine is issued, three times a year, free of charge to all members. The magazine contains articles of interest designed to ensure that members have access to the most up-to-date information.

Sponsoring body for CJSM accounts - For those working in the criminal courts, members can use the EWI as a sponsor if they need to be able to use a CJSM email account to be sent evidence. You should apply in the usual way, but if your key contact is not willing or able to sponsor you, the CJSM Helpline can contact EWI to verify your membership. 


Community

Networking – EWI provide opportunities to develop you professional networks through our training and events programme.


Advocating on your behalf

Championing Expert Witnesses – We work hard to raise the profile of Expert Witnesses and the unique contribution they make to the justice system. We continually promote for the importance of using fully vetted Expert Witnesses. We make representations on behalf of the community to key stakeholders on the issues that matter to you.


Member discounts

Professional Indemnity Insurance - EWI members have access to Professional Indemnity Insurance with Horner Blakey Insurance Brokers, which provides favourable rates on a policy designed specifically for Expert Witnesses.

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Contract Writing and Checking Service - EWI members receive a discount of 10% on  fixed price packages at BEB Consultancy (UK) Ltd, a privately owned company with over 35 years’ experience within the legal and construction industries. They specialise in writing bespoke business contracts, typically terms & conditions, sub-contractor agreements, shareholder agreements and more. They also review contracts that clients get sent. BEB Consultancy are qualified in Contract Law and regulated by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

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Debt Collection Service - EWI members receive a discount of 3% on their usual Commission Rate, and a dedicated Account manager.. Westbury Collections Ltd has over 20 years debt recovery experience, with directors and management spending a career lifetime within the industry. Westbury Collections acts both for large corporate companies and small businesses ensuring a consistent service is a priority. They are one of the fastest growing debt recovery agencies in the UK.​
Westbury works on a “no collection – no commission” basis which gives them extra incentive to recover debts. And in many cases, they can recover their commission directly from the debtor. Please see their services and collections for more information.

Reduced prices on books Members can benefit from reduced prices on Clinical practice and the law (by Giles Eyre) and Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims (by Giles Eyre and Lynden Alexander) when you order through EWI. And if you buy both together, you will save £20 on the list price. These are available in the Web Shop

Data Destruction Services - EWI has negotiated preferential member rates with Shredding 4 Business Group. This ensures that confidential information can be disposed of in a secure manner that complies with data protection regulations.

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Tax Relief - The EWI is one of the HMRC approved professional bodies under Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings & Pensions) Act 2003.  If you are a UK tax payer and pay your own membership fees, you may be entitled to claim tax back on your subscription fee. 

Reduced Hotel rates - Members can take advantage of a 15% discount on best available rates at The Ascott Limited residences in Europe.

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Retailer Discounts

  • Up to 20% discounts off laptops, desktops and accessories and access to tech advice & other benefits for members through Dell UK ACCESS OFFE

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    Enjoy double Dell Rewards points, fast free shipping, and flexible financing options to make upgrading even easier! 

     Early access to amazing deals!  

    To access your member coupons and increase your savings:

  • Visit the Exclusive Member Offer page.
  • Enter your email and your Unique Passcode (if you don't recall, please email membership@ewi.org.uk)
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  • Members receive a 20% discount on The Inquest Book - The Law of Coroners and Inquests from Bloomsbury Press. ACCESS OFFER