Institute of Expert Witnesses

Providing specialist advice and support in accident cases

The Institute of Expert Witnesses offers professional impartial and independent advice and provides qualified expert opinions to support the legal process of resolving cases of accidents and injury.


DISCLAIMERS and WARNINGS


“NOT WORTH THE PAPER ITS PRINTED ON?”

How often do we hear this comment about the warning signs in parking..

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SELF ASSESSMENT or ABILITY


Self-assessing situations in physical activities for sport parks, schools, sport clubs, fitness centres, team-building or taster sessions may require an..

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Don't carry on, but instead start opening up.


Society has changed a lot over the last few years, we are much more aware of our feelings and emotions. Mental health has been the topic..

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FREE PLAY should not be a FREE FOR ALL


Lesson plans and activity sessions are often seen to include FREE PLAY time. The intention of the teacher or coach is to give time to the student when they..

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Safety warning about defective throw bag rescue lines


There has very recently been a safety equipment warning put out by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) concerning Throw Bags, which are rescue..

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Photo credits: MAIB

Age and Gender Paradox in Physical Army Training


The issue of age and gender, and fitness policy in the army training is that under existing legalisation it was and believe still is perfectly acceptable..

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What is a valid definition of “Supervision”?


In cases of recreation and sports injuries, sports qualifications and risk assessments often make allowances for activities to be conducted under “SUPERVISION” of lesser or non-qualified staff. 


Outdoor Education for Schools


At this lovely time of year, there are many and varied school trips being undertaken.
From high mounting..

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A step-by-step guide to avoid sea accidents


The summer is here and it appears that everybody with a boat, board or ski (PWC) is heading to the coast for fun in the sun making it the perfect time to..

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How Segway operators can avoid injury claims


Over the last few weeks I have been working with another colleague from IEW William Duncan MacKay looking at Segway and other forms of personal..

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