The Expert Witness
The principal aim of this book is to provide guidance and encouragement for the expert who is a newcomer to personal participation in legal proceedings in his or her professional role. "book is intended to fulfil: not to furnish grist for the intense analysis of recondite issues, but to give professionals without extensive experience of the adversarial way of resolving disputes a practical introduction to the problems which they are likely to face, and to the ways in which they should prepare for and perform their various functions. As such it fills a real need." Lord Mustill, Foreword Contents . Emergence of the Expert Witness . Access to Justice Report . Appointment of Experts . The Written Report of the Expert Witness . Outline of Civil Proceedings . Outlines of Civil and Criminal Court Hearings . Rules of Evidence . Hearsay Evidence . The Expert in the Witness Box . The Expert Witness as Advocate . Expert Witnesses in Arbitration Cases . Liability of the Expert Witness . Terms of Appointment . The Psychiatrist and the Mental Health Review Tribunal . The Integrity of the Expert Witness A judge and a surveyor have collaborated to produce a book of real practical use: invaluable for any expert.