Working with Expert Witnesses

Updated: Mar 8



A 2017 Law Talk article by Angharad O'Flynn provided a comprehensive insight into some of the challenges faced by expert witnesses in the NZ courts, and those who work with them.

https://www.lawsociety.org.nz/news/lawtalk/issue-908/working-with-expert-witnesses-in-new-zealand/


Some of the issues identified – the small pool of experienced experts, the reluctance of some experts to appear in court and the need for expert witnesses to be able to communicate effectively – reinforce the importance of comprehensive expert witness training.

Legal Empowerment director, Nikki Pender, was interviewed about the importance of ensuring that experts are equipped with the appropriate skills and knowhow to give independent evidence in court



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