The Expert in Litigation and Arbitration provides the complete picture of the role and duties of the expert witness in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Australia, Hong Kong and China. With articles and chapters from leading practitioners around the world, the book looks at the role of the expert in many different disciplines and jurisdictions, examining topical issues such as the independent status of the expert and professional liability. This book looks at the role of experts in both arbitration and litigation, considering how experts are currently used in civil actions and what lessons can be learnt from this. With much practical advice for the inexperienced expert witness, it covers many of the pitfalls faced by experts, looking at the various situations that can arise either in court or before an arbitrator.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The use of experts in litigation in Germany, Volker Triebel Chapter 2. The expert in France, Michael Brisac, Bernard Peckells, Michael Chapman Chapter3. The expert in Italy, Vicenzo Vigorriti, Aldo Berlinguer Chapter 4. The expert in the USA, Faust F. Rossi Chapter 5. The expert in Australia, A.A.De Fina Chapter 6.The expert in mainland China and Hong Kong, Fei Ning Chapter 7. Expert evidence in litigation and arbitration in Hong Kong, David Leonard Chapter 8. The expert witness in medical cases, Nigel H. Harns Chapter 9. The expert witness in criminal cases, Patrick Sheen Chapter 10. The expert witness in construction dispute cases, Roger Trett Chapter 11. The expert witness in insurance and reinsurance cases, Phillippa Rowe Chapter 12. The expert witness in maritime dispute cases, Ron Vince Chapter 13. The expert witness in rent review dispute cases, Peter Wainwright, Lesley Webber Chapter 14. Interlocutory and hearing problems and the expert witness, D.Mark Cato Chapter 15. The courts and independent experts, Lesley Webber Chapter 16. Final and binding, Jonathan Gaunt, Nicholas Cheffings Chapter 17. Expert determination in commercial contracts, Doug Jones Chapter 18. Expert determination in construction disputes, Tony Ensom Chapter 19. Expert determination in rent review disputes, Tim Copper Chapter 20. Expertise v experts - the experience of the commodity sector, Graham Parr Chapter 21. Interlocutory and hearing problems inexpert determination, D.Mark Cato
Professor D. Mark Cato, Chartered Surveyor and full time arbitrator. He is the founder president of the Arbitration Club and has written extensively on arbitration.