Vetting

… the only vetted expert witness resource

Initial vetting

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.

  • We ensure that all vetted experts are independently vetted by us.
  • There are no exceptions to our vetting procedure.

Our vetting procedure

On receipt of an application for a vetted entry we contact instructing lawyers requesting an opinion as to their satisfaction with the expert concerned in a number of key work categories – civil, criminal, SJE, report writing, courtroom skills (oral evidence and cross-examination). If the legal professional feels able to make a recommendation of the expert to legal colleagues in general, then the expert is eligible for inclusion as a vetted expert.

Re-vetting

All experts are offered the opportunity to submit to regular scrutiny by instructing lawyers in a number of key areas. The results of the re-vetting process are published in summary form in the printed Register, and in detail in the software and on-line versions.

What we publish

An expert’s on-line entry shows the most current vetted date in each aspect of expert witness work vetted, as well as a running total of the number of individuals who have recommended the expert witness. From this, lawyers will be able to gain an appreciation for each expert of:

  • how recently the vetting was undertaken
  • the number of recommendations received.

For each expert we publish a generalised ‘last vetted’ date in the printed Register, as well as the total number of positive recommendations gained to date by the expert.

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