Expert Witness Training

For over 20 years Unisearch has provided Expert Witness Training to both new and experienced consultants. The training is designed to equip experts with the unique skills of testifying as an expert witness; enhance the quality of the expert’s report writing as well as build their knowledge and confidence to perform in court scenarios.

A competent expert witness requires an understanding of the expectations of the courts and the litigators.  When offering an opinion it is important to understand the limits within which the expert can accept a commission, how to prepare a report, what is expected when the issue is narrowed, and how to answer questions from the competing advocates at trial.

The core components of our one day intensive expert witness training are:

  • The expert's role in the court proceedings
  • The rules of evidence as they apply to the expert's opinion
  • Report writing and communication skills
  • Court procedures to narrow the points of disagreement between opposing expert opinions
  • Understanding the aims and methods of examination and cross-examination

Trainer - Hugh Selby

Hugh Selby, Barrister and former law school teacher, has been training advocates and witnesses for 28 years. He teaches in Australia, Asia and the USA. His authored and edited publications include Expert Evidence, advocacy and appellate advocacy.

Course Fee

$750.00 including GST

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Bespoke Workshops

Unisearch delivers tailored, expert witness training for groups and organisations run at the location of your choice. Fees are based upon venue and headcount. Training will be tailored to the specific issues in your group's area of expertise and so includes a critical evaluation of an expert report reflecting the 'expertise' of those attending.

Unisearch can also arrange 'one on one' consultation by our trainer with an expert who would like training for an upcoming report writing and/or presenting evidence assignment.

For more information please contact experts@unisearch.com.au or call us on 61 2 9385 5555.