This course will ensure you develop the core competencies in line with the official RICS Professional Guidance, needed to be an effective expert witness.
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This 12-week blended learning programme is designed to give you a sound knowledge of the law and best practice.
A recognised benchmark of quality
RICS Accredited Expert Witness status is recognised in the market as an important benchmark of quality, which assists accredited expert witnesses in attracting private appointments by solicitors, clients and professional representative firms. On successful completion of the RICS Expert Witness Certificate and the Accreditation Competencies assessment interviews, candidates with suitable experience can apply for Accreditation.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for all professionals working within the built environment from surveyors to engineers who want to gain the theoretical knowledge and practical competencies required to act as an expert witness.
Managing clearly the expectations of those who appoint you
Assembling accurately the materials you need to function
Constructing a comprehensive expert report
Cooperating productively with other experts
Delivering effective expert evidence in court
The RICS Expert Witness Certificate:
is founded on the RICS Professional Guidance
is practically orientated and focuses on the core competencies needed by expert witnesses
is delivered by leading surveyors and lawyers
is adapted specifically for the region
The course works systematically through the published RICS Professional Guidance and related learning materials through webinars led by experienced surveyors, lawyers and expert witnesses. You will be guided by a mentor who will help you acquire the competencies you need. This course also includes two intense practical workshops where you will work with leading industry experts and a barrister to finesse your skills.