An Expert Witness is a witness who by virtue of education, training, skill, or experience is believed to have expertise and specialised knowledge in a particular subject beyond that of the average person. Their expertise should be sufficient to allow others to officially and legally rely upon the Expert Witness’s specialised opinion about an evidence or fact issue within the scope of his or her expertise.
Acting in an independent and impartial capacity, the Care Expert must consider putting the claimant in the same position as he would have been if they had not sustained the injury. This is the principle of the law and the benchmark our Care Experts work to. This is achieved by helping the court understand the functional ability of the claimant post-injury and the costs associated to return them to as close their pre-injury situation as possible. That said, the Care Expert is not an advocate for the claimant and the findings should not better their pre-injury circumstances.
When there has been an accident/injury there are two parties involved. The claimant, who is the injured party, and the defendant, who is being held responsible for the injury. There are many moving parts to a personal injury or clinical negligence claim and there are legal teams for both claimant and defendant sides. See below for the main roles you need to be aware of:
- Claimant – the injured party.
- Solicitor – handles the claimant’s case and instructs Experts to provide opinion to support their case.
- Barrister – uses the evidence provided by an Expert to argue the case in court.
- Judge – after hearing the evidence of the relevant Experts passes judgement on the compensation to be awarded in the case.
Your first step towards becoming a Care Expert with Jacqueline Webb is to complete this short online questionnaire; this will register you for our Talent Pool!
Being part of our Talent Pool will mean you receive contact from our Recruitment Team via phone, regular emails, snail mail, virtual event invites and/or meeting opportunities. You will receive our ‘Introduction to Care Expert work’ pack in the post initially, but you may also get the odd freebie thrown in along the way. We will also contact you to arrange an initial conversation and to answer any questions. Attaching your CV is optional, but is always a big help in understanding you, so attach it if you can.
We keep our talent pool small as we want to keep in touch with the best potential Care Experts in a personal and bespoke way.
Importantly, filling this in does not mean you have to be ready to take on the work now, but it will allow you to learn more about us without the commitment of application and it allows us to understand how your experience matches our opportunity.