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The role of the expert witness in construction disputes

Paul Handford (Solicitor in the Construction and Engineering Department of Berrymans)
Patrick Ellum (Partner in charge of the Commercial Department at Berrymans)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 March 1992

Abstract

Discusses the importance of the expert witness in construction disputes between a building′s owner and the contractor and engineer. Examines the technical issues the judge must resolve, the things involved in being an expert witness, and the qualities an expert witness should possess. Concludes that the expert witness should have the ability to advise the client, and should leave the team if the evidence cannot assist the client.

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Citation

Handford, P. and Ellum, P. (1992), "The role of the expert witness in construction disputes", Structural Survey, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 237-241. https://doi.org/10.1108/02630809210031988

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MCB UP Ltd

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