This web class will cover what appraisers and assessors need to know about giving evidence in litigation concerning valuation disputes.
The web class will cover the “ins and outs” of preparing for litigation including how the expert witness and the advocate should work together as a team; the rules governing the use of experts; the preparation of the expert's report; what facts to be include and how they can be proved; and, critically, how to link the facts to the opinion of value. It will also cover discussions between the expert witness and the legal team; dealing with the strengths and weaknesses in both side’s valuations; how to present expert evidence; how to deal with cross-examination; and other matters to take into account in connection with litigation. Participants will be provided with up to date information about the law and practice of giving expert evidence and helpful advice on how the task should be approached.
This is intended for assessors, appraisers and other professional real estate valuers, advocates, lawyers, and paralegals involved in property valuation disputes and anyone else involved with property valuation disputes.
To best prepare you for all components involved with giving expert evidence.
This class will be delivered using PowerPoint slides with discussions and activities integrated throughout to embed your learning. The class will end with an open Q&A session with your instructor.
By the end of the web class, you will be able to:
In this web class, we will cover:
Prior to becoming President of IPTI, Paul was the Director at the UK Valuation Office Agency (VOA) responsible for providing professional advice and technical guidance across a wide range of valuation and property issues. Paul has over 40 years’ experience in the valuation of property for a variety of purposes, and during that time, he has been involved in a large number of disputed cases that have been settled either by negotiation, mediation or litigation.