Expert knowledge in a certain field does not necessarily equip one to successfully defend personal opinions under competent cross-examination.
Today, an increasing number of exploration geophysicists are approached to give expert opinions in disputes between parties. The purpose of this article is to give some helpful pointers to those chosen professionals.
When first contacted by a client to give an expert opinion in court, take the following into account:
A potential expert witness would be disqualified from accepting a mandate from a client if the other party to the dispute had established prior contact with the same expert. This and...