Are you an Expert?
Are you an Expert in a particular field or occupation?
Are you aware that your expertise is often sought after by legal, insurance, Government and other industry bodies, to act as an Expert Witness or Consultant in a court of law or tribunal ?
Are you also aware of the type of fees available to you as an Expert Witness or Consultant, in return for your qualified expertise and/or reporting services?
Do you know what an Expert Witness is, or where to find out more about the role they play in legal or proposed legal proceedings?
The answers to these questions and many more, are explained in greater detail in the following few short paragraphs!
Who or What really is an Expert?
An expert is an authority in any discipline that requires a specialised knowledge, skill, education, experience, and/or training. Essentially, if you have the qualifications to support your occupation or chosen field, You may well be an Expert!
Who or What is an Expert Witness?
An Expert witness is someone who provides evidence either by written report and/or physical appearance, in a court or tribunal where a specialist opinion is required on a particular issue.
The use of expert witnesses, either in or before court proceedings is now common practice, especially in the area of litigation ... and as the world becomes ever more complex, we find it necessary to rely on the expert knowledge of those who have become specialists in their chosen field.
What is the Role of an Expert Witness?
The role of an expert witness, is to assist the court in the administration of justice, by providing an opinion or factual information based on the expert's competence in a subject, which is outside the knowledge, skill or experience of most people.
It follows on, that the expert's opinion is only useful, if it is based on the expert's area of competence, includes all relevant matters, and is impartial and dispassionate.
Therefore, the primary duty of an expert is to the court, because of his or her role in the process as defined above.
It is of course natural, that an expert is subject to the normal duties in respect of the evidence of fact being complete, accurate and truthful.
As also stated above, an expert witness's paramount duty is to the Court and not to the person retaining the expert, as he or she is not an advocate for any particular party.
To find out more about the Reports completed by and Standards of Conduct required of Expert Witnesses, please visit the Code of Conduct section on the home page of this site.
As an Expert, do you wish to be considered as an Expert Witness?
If you are an Expert in your chosen field or occupation, and you wish to be considered as an Expert Witness or Consultant by the many lucrative clients who Search our site daily, then please visit the Experts Join Here section on the main page of this site.
There, you can peruse the various Joining packages and benefits available to all Experts who list their specialist services in our unique referral website.
By now, you are well aware that Experts in all industries and professions across Australia, are often called upon to prepare written reports and/or present evidence supporting their opinion, duly based on their current level of expertise in a particular issue and due to the high demand and importance of their roles, experts are paid extremely well for their consulting services.
Typical fees for expert or consultant services can range from $100 per hour up to and over $10,000 per day depending on the supply and demand for the expert’s particular area of expertise, background, and credentials.
For experts actively involved in litigation (arbitration, mediation, or trials), it is not unheard of to be compensated over $100,000 per case plus expenses in complex cases.
Therefore, it seems a likely decision that you as an Expert should avail yourself and your services to the many clients who seek your expertise and assistance.