Expertise: RICS expert witnesses have undergone rigorous training and assessment to become qualified in their respective areas of expertise. They have a deep understanding of the relevant laws, regulations, and best practices in their field, and can provide authoritative and reliable opinions on complex technical issues.
Our Director, Scott Leadbetter, is an RICS Registered Expert Witness and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Appointing an expert witness who is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) can be highly beneficial in legal disputes involving property or construction matters. Here are some reasons why:
Credibility: RICS is a highly respected and widely recognised professional body for surveyors and property professionals. By appointing an RICS expert witness, you are demonstrating to the court that you have chosen an expert who meets the highest professional standards and is recognised by an authoritative industry body.
Impartiality: RICS expert witnesses are bound by a strict code of conduct that requires them to provide independent and impartial advice. This means that they are not aligned with any particular party in the dispute and will provide objective opinions based on their professional expertise and the evidence available.
Communication skills: RICS expert witnesses are trained to communicate complex technical issues in a clear and concise manner that can be easily understood by non-experts. This is important in legal disputes where the judge or jury may not have a technical background.
Courtroom experience: Many RICS expert witnesses have significant experience giving evidence in court, and are familiar with the legal process and the rules of evidence. This can be invaluable in helping to prepare a case and in presenting evidence effectively in court.
Overall, appointing an RICS expert witness can help to strengthen your case by providing authoritative and impartial evidence that is based on the highest professional standards.