“An introduction on the role of the expert witness in civil cases – CPR 35”, is being hosted by the IOA Yorkshire and Northeast Branch, and is free to all members of the IOA as well as to students and the public.
The IOA has given the following overview of what to expect in the presentation: “Expert witnesses play a fundamental role within the judicial system by providing opinion evidence to assist courts in reaching decisions. They ought to have relevant qualifications and experience in their professional field. They are required when it is necessary to have opinion evidence to assist in the resolution of a dispute. This opinion may lead to an early resolution of the dispute. An Expert Witness may be involved in court proceedings and may be called to give evidence. The Civil Procedure Rules (“CPR”) were introduced in April 1999 and further major developments came into effect on 2013. The expert must have a good knowledge of the CPR’s Part 35 from the time he accepts instructions.”
The IOA is the UK’s Professional Body for those working in Acoustics, Noise, Sound and Vibration. The Institute was formed in 1974 and now comprises of 3000 members of diverse backgrounds including engineers, lawyers, architects and environmental health officers. The Institute of Acoustics is a nominated body of the Engineering Council, offering registration at Chartered and Incorporated Engineer levels.
Booking is essential as places are limited. To register for this event, please go to the registration page. Please note registration will close 24 hours before the event and the meeting joining details will be released on the day.
For any more information about the role of expert witnesses in civil cases and noise-related issues, please contact [email protected].
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