An Expert Witness can be anyone with knowledge or experience of a particular field. The Expert Witness’s duty is to give to the Court or Tribunal an impartial opinion on particular aspects of matters within their expertise, which are in dispute.
Our surveyors have experience in preparing Expert Witness Reports and appearing in court in relation to the value and condition of all types of property.
Expert Witness Report
Service Description, Benefits & Features
Watsons are often appointed as an Expert Witness, to provide impartial professional opinion, where a dispute has arisen between two parties.
Our Chartered Valuation Surveyors are experienced in undertaking Expert Witness Reports and are familiar with reports addressed to the court if required, when a litigation claim is being pursued. In the role of Expert Surveyors, we are typically asked to review documentation, inspect property and then prepare an independent report to give an impartial professional view on items such as valuations of property and land. Our reports provide a basis for the Solicitors and Legal Teams involved to pursue or defend the case, as well as identifying issues that the court will consider when reaching a verdict.
Appointments are typically received from Solicitors who act on behalf of Claimants or Defendants. We can accept Single Expert appointments from one party, or Jointly Instructed appointments.
The Expert Witness reports that we prepare are set out in strict accordance with the requirements of the Court, Civil Procedure Rules and RICS Practice Directions.
5 day turnaround, dependent on property.