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The Structural Engineer as Expert Witness

From time to time in the course of his career, a structural engineer may be called on to act as an expert witness in civil litigation or arbitration. In order to carry out this role in a professionally competent manner, it is important that certain basic principles of the legal system are understood. This article, brief though it is, sets out certain guidelines for the structural engineer as an expert witness, and particularly points out the pitfalls that beset those who are inexperienced in the workings of the legal system. P.J. Cole