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Academics are often called to give evidence as expert witnesses and use the name of their employer institution in doing so. Indeed, an association with a well-known tertiary institution is often a drawcard when selecting an expert witness. However, an expert’s role is not necessarily straightforward. be admissible, relate to a field of specialised knowledge, be provided by a qualified person and be based (wholly or substantially) on that person’s specialised knowledge.

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