Expert witnesses have for some time played a key role in the resolution of construction disputes. What is expert evidence and how does it differ from other forms of evidence? Expert evidence can bring clarity to complex issues in dispute by providing specialist opinions that can assist a tribunal to understand and interpret the facts of a dispute. In order to fulfil this role, experts must be independent, whatever the dispute resolution process being applied. Both the experts, who must discharge his/her duty effectively, and, the parties, who must select an appropriate witness and ensure that the witness is properly and adequately instructed, face challenges. Tribunals also face challenges in ensuring that contradictions between competing experts are addressed effectively and that experts do not stray of limits.
This evening talk will focus on the practical issues arising from the nature of expert evidence and the role of the expert witness in assisting arbitral tribunals to resolve construction disputes.
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