Chapter 1. The Expert Witness: Role and Duties

  1. Michael P. Reynolds MSc(Lond), LLM(Lond), FCIArb, Solicitor and Chartered Arbitrator

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690482.ch1

The Expert Witness in Construction Disputes

The Expert Witness in Construction Disputes

How to Cite

Reynolds, M. P. (2008) The Expert Witness: Role and Duties, in The Expert Witness in Construction Disputes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690482.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632055128

Online ISBN: 9780470690482

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Keywords:

  • expert witness;
  • client;
  • overiding duty;
  • judgment;
  • advocate

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Definition

  • Why experts are needed

  • Overiding duty

  • Ethics and professional integrity

  • Becoming an expert witness

  • Appointment of the expert

  • The expert's duties to the client

  • The expert's role outside the court/arbitration system

  • Qualities of an expert witness