Posted: Monday February 20, 2023
Expert witnesses are often required to provide an independent opinion on technical matters. Dabinett have acted as expert witnesses many times, providing independent advice to aid and inform parties and their legal counsel.
Dabinett’s involvement may be from early on, prior to matters progressing towards court. In these circumstances reports are often provided to set out the basis of claims from a technical perspective, acting as a joint expert or an expert acting for just one party.
When matters do proceed to court then expert witness reports are completed in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). Section 35 of the CPR sets out the role of the expert witness. In addition the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have mandatory practice note on the role of the surveyor in acting as an expert witness.
The constant involvement of the Dabinett’s surveyors in ongoing projects in a wide range of specialisms provides the grounding to offer genuinely expert knowledge and advice.
Disputes have varied from involvement in repairing obligations of leases to building defects to contractural performance and housing disrepair.
Dabinett have experience in a variety of dispute resolution routes, from mediation, court room experience and joint statement and expert meetings.
If you require our services, please contact our friendly team today on 0161 292 7085.