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Become an IStructE Expert Witness

Joining our Expert Witness register makes your specialist knowledge easily accessible by legal firms, clients and other Expert Witnesses.

Our Expert Witness register promotes Chartered Members with the high standard of professional skills and experience required to serve as Expert Witnesses.

Unlike other registers, the IStructE register includes details of your specialist structural engineering skills, helping clients and legal professionals access the expertise they require quickly and effectively.  

How to join the Register

You will need to be a Chartered Member of IStructE and be assessed as having the knowledge, skills and experience required.
To apply please submit:

  • Application form
  • Supporting documentation
  • CV
  • Examples of Expert reports
  • Names of Referees.

We’ll then assess your application. If you are eligible, a full assessment of your skills and knowledge will be undertaken by The Academy of Experts.

This will include a vetting process whereby referee statements are obtained. In some cases, the Academy may wish to interview applicants.


Expert Witness Application fee: £414 (inc.VAT)
Expert Witness Annual Retention fee: £120 (VAT free)

Contact [email protected] for more information.