Expert Evidence & Expert Reports

One of the most important stages of the dispute resolution process is the provision of expert testimony in court. Solicitors and barristers rely on experts to effectively convey technical information and complex concepts.

We prepare and present expert opinions on complex matters in a clear and concise manner that is easily understood. We have testified before numerous Courts on a broad range of issues including economic loss, business valuations, forensic accounting and professional negligence matters. We are skilled at providing effective expert witness testimony.

We understand that the key attributes of a good expert witness include: independence, objectivity, truthfulness, experience, competence, qualifications, reputation, resources, communication skills and good preparation.

An expert's report may be in various forms including:
  • verbal advice to instructing party
  • explanatory report to legal counsel
  • an affidavit
  • a report to court (which must stand alone)
Content and form of a written report depend upon the type of engagement and circumstances surrounding the engagement but typically the format could include:
  • Instructions
  • Purpose of the Report
  • Overview of the Conclusions
  • Information Relied Upon
  • Disclaimer
  • Approach Adopted
  • Detailed Explanation of the Methodologies
  • Detailed Workings and Analysis
  • Detailed Opinion with explanations
  • Schedules / Appendices (including copies of essential documents)

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.