“An expert is one who by reason of education or special experience has knowledge respecting a subject matter about which persons having no particular training are incapable of forming an accurate opinion of making a correct deduction”.
As a professional engineer or geoscientist, at some point in your career you may be asked to write an expert report or testify as an expert at a trial. Are you fully aware of what will be expected from you? Instructed by Beth Allard, expert litigator in Engineering and Construction issues, this seminar will discuss the factors to consider being agreeing to provide expert witness services, the benefits and disadvantages of doing so, the applicable requirements for expert evidence and best practices.
Instructor: Beth Allard, LLB - Bull Housser
Beth Allard’s practice encompasses a broad range of construction-based claims including professional liability defense for design professionals and builders liens. Beth also does professional regulatory work including disciplinary hearings, challenges to disciplinary action and review of regulatory procedures.
Her recent work includes the defense of structural engineers against claims of negligent design relating to roof collapses and the defense of geotechnical engineers relating to the design of various building foundations, and the defense of architects in claims arising from the architect’s role as both project consultant and project manager. She also acts for Owners in claims for negligent design and construction.