expert witnesses

  • In search of the right expert witness

    In search of the right expert witness

    Apr 24, 2017

    While it may seem at times that in the world at large there is increasing resistance to facts and expertise, this is not the case in the courts.

  • Cross-examining the business valuator

    Cross-examining the business valuator

    Apr 24, 2017

    Expert witnesses in valuation disputes make common mistakes and assumptions that can be drawn out in cross-examination. The expert can be a difficult animal for a lawyer to cross-examine; they are testifying on something that they know better than anyone. Business valuators are important in giving expert evidence in business deals, insolvency and restructuring and transition planning in wealthy families. But if lawyers feel hamstrung or intimidated cross-examining valuation experts, they can take heart in knowing that there are several errors these experts frequently make and learn how to spot them.