Instructing an Expert

Selecting an expert witness

It is important to be clear what your requirements are when selecting the appropriate expert. You should consider the following:

It is also important to check that an expert witness has proper professional indemnity insurance.

An expert can also be used in other capacities such as:


The charging rates of experts various tremendously, in a recent survey carried out by The Academy the rates ranged from £50 per hour to over £200 per hour.

The fees will be determined by a range of factors such as experience and geographic location, you should always ask the expert to give you an estimate of the amount of time involved and the costs