Sunday, 11 August 2013

Expert Witness: Water Engineer: The Meeting of Experts:

I'm getting the reports of the other expert witnesses in the ongoing sewage treatment case next week, in preparation for the "Meeting of Experts". 

The "meeting of experts" is probably more important than a trial, (as most cases do not go to trial, and handled badly they can create grounds for legal action against an expert witness).

Expert Witnesses are no longer immune from negligence claims as we were were before a recent supreme court ruling, so they are a delicate matter.

It isn't just a question of being a technical expert - less than professional behaviour in such meetings has resulted in negligence claims being made against experts.

I've done a few "meetings of experts" now, but this will only be my second since the Jackson Reforms of April this year. 

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