What is an Expert Witness Report?

An expert witness, professional witness or judicial expert 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, sufficient that others may officially and legally rely upon the witness's specialised opinion about an evidence or fact issue within the scope of his expertise, referred to as the expert opinion, as an assistance to the fact-finder.

Expert witnesses may also deliver expert evidence about facts from the domain of their expertise.

Thus a surveyor may be employed as an 'expert witness' to offer opinion on an evidence or fact issue in court, drawing from his own knowledge, training and experience.