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The Expert Witness

What is an expert witness, when is one required and to whom or what is the expert’s duty owed?

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Tue 18 Sep 2018
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
The Studio Glasgow, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 6AE
1 hour formal CPD

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The expert witness can be an integral part of the legal process, but is an expert an advocate for his client or a 'judge’s little helper'?

If you’re interested in becoming an expert witness, or are likely to be involved in a case where an expert witness has been appointed, it’s important that you understand fully what the court rules and protocol have to say.

  • Do you know what the RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Note says?
  • What does a lawyer want from an expert witness?
  • Some cases to note
  • Who is responsible for the expert’s fees?

 The time shown is when registration opens. The seminar will begin 30 minutes later.


  • CPD Foundation Subscribers Free
  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
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Iain Drummond

Partner, Shepherd Wedderburn

Iain is highly experienced in construction, engineering, major projects, and negligence disputes. He is an active solicitor-advocate, appearing regularly against senior and junior counsel in the Court of Session, principally in the Commercial Court. He has a large adjudication and substantial mediation practice, conducting mediations across the UK.  He also advises adjudicators.

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