Construction Experts & Expert Witnesses – Why Pay for a Point of View?

On 9th September 2020, Helena White joined Decipher Consulting for a talk on the role of construction experts in the resolution of construction disputes. Other speakers included Rupa Lakha of Charles Russell Speechlys, and Bill Bordill and Andrew Naughton of Decipher Consulting.

What skills does an expert need? How is one defined? What about the extent of their knowledge? How are construction experts defined? How should they conduct themselves? What challenges do experts and their teams face? The panel examine these questions and more in this brief webinar.

The discussion covered significant cases and law, such as the ‘Ikarian Reefer’ and Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, and their effect on the work of experts. Andrew Naughton looks at the complexity of supporting an expert in their work. Helena and Rupa discuss the need to allow time for managing documents and the administration of records such as appendices in preparing an expert report. They also look at the benefits of bringing in an expert earlier, rather than later in the dispute resolution process.

Click below to watch a recording of the session.



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