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.


Pete Stacey MCI, IML & MBA

Pete Stacey has over 40 years experience of training, coaching and instructing in outdoor education, mountaineering and ropes courses.

He is a past Chair of Mountain Training United Kingdom & Ireland, and a past Chair of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.  He is currently a Director of Mountain Training England and was for 25 years, a Course Provider for many of the climbing and walking instructor schemes delivered by Mountain Training.  He was the Professional Officer for the British Association of International Mountain Leaders.

He is currently the Chief Officer for the British Activity Provider Association and is also their Lead Inspector for inspection and accreditation schemes provided by BAPA.  He is used as an independent inspector by other similar schemes and has developed new inspection criteria and schemes for new sectors including the Trampoline Parks sector in the UK.

Pete acts as the Technical Adviser to a number of high ropes course companies across England, as well as providing support, staff training and safety advice to a number of climbing walls.  He has delivered a number of CPD workshops for both the AMI and BAIML and has presented papers nationally and internationally on safety management in climbing walls and accidents control and reduction.

Pete provides expert opinion on mountaineering, rock climbing and ropes courses activities and has acted upon instructions in both civil and criminal cases.

For more about Pete's areas of expertise and his work as an expert witness contact us on 0117 986 2194 or at enquiries@iew.org.uk.

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