Getting listed

Best value for money in the expert witness business

Vetted experts

… open to all with a UK contact address who can provide two references from instructing lawyers

Unvetted experts

… open to anyone with a UK contact address and who is actively seeking work as an expert witness

Find out more below

Application · Vetting procedure · Service levels · Costs · Controlled distribution · Publication cycle


A simple, fast and thorough Application Process

Application process

  1. You complete and return the application form together with your non-refundable registration fee of £40 (+ VAT).
  2. We take up references, if you have submitted any. If applying for unvetted status, two rounds of vetting will be available when you have been instructed and subsequently apply for vetted status.
  3. We send you a draft entry of your details and indexing for checking and authorisation, and will re-issue this draft prior to each publication cycle.
  4. You check and return your draft, together with your service level payment for the year.
  5. If positive references are not forthcoming, we will contact you.
UKREW Application Form

Application Form

Apply now by downloading and printing the application form in Adobe PDF format. Complete it and scan or post it back to us. If you have access to a full version of Adobe Acrobat, this form can be completed electronically, saved and emailed.

Download Application Form


UKREW On-Line Application

On-Line Application

Apply now on line. Simply follow the tabbed interface instructions. Forms can be part filled and returned to later for completion.

Apply on line now

Our Vetting Process

From its beginnings in 1988, the UK Register of Expert Witnesses has objectively checked the witness part of the expert witness equation for all applicants opting for a vetted listing. You can read all about our vetting system, but in brief:

  1. On receipt of an application, we take up references from instructing solicitors and/or barristers. We ask for an opinion as to their satisfaction with the expert concerned and whether they feel able to make a recommendation to the legal profession in general about the expert.
  2. If a positive recommendation is forthcoming, the expert witness can be listed in the UK Register of Expert Witnesses as vetted.

Offering outstanding value for money

Our three ‘service’ levels are Classic, Classic Plus and Professional. Whichever you choose, you will receive excellent value for money and benefit from our unique commitment to the expert witness community. See the table below for a quick reference.

Classic

The low-cost option for experts not requiring internet exposure

£160 + vat / year

Includes:

Classic Plus

For experts wanting to use the Internet as part of their marketing mix

£180 + vat / year

Adds inclusion on the Web Register and, through web integration, a presence on leading legal websites. In short, the easiest way to get your details onto the websites lawyers habitually visit.

Includes everything in Classic and adds:

Professional

The all-inclusive package for experts eager to stay abreast of their ever-changing forensic role

£220 + vat / year

Includes everything in Classic Plus and adds:


Controlled distribution

The printed version of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses is available free to that segment of the legal profession which accounts for 80% of its total income and undertakes almost all its litigation work (just under 4,000 UK firms, including barristers, law libraries and trading standards offices). Insurers and corporate lawyers, amongst others, may also purchase it. The Register is not sold direct to the public.

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • Law Society of Northern Ireland
  • BBC
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Trading Standards Offices

Publication cycle

The printed book is published annually at the end of April, with administrative preparations beginning in January and ending early in March. The software is made available at the end of April, to coincide with the printing of the book. Software can be updated via the internet on a regular basis. The ease and flexibility of web publishing means that our Web Register is updated daily.

The sooner an application is returned, the sooner the vetting procedure can be completed and an expert’s details included in our in-house and on-line searches.

It’s easy to sign up now!

UKREW Application Form

Application Form

Apply now using this Adobe PDF application form. If you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, this form can be completed electronically, saved and e-mailed.

Download Application Form

UKJREW On-Line Application

On-Line Application

Apply now on line. Simply follow the seven-part tabbed interface instructions. For your convenience, forms can be part filled and returned to later for completion.

Apply on line now

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