Expert witness

If you are the plaintiff or defendant in a court case, you can ask an expert witness to support your claims.

Role of the expert witness

The role of the expert witness is to help the court gain a better understanding of the facts by providing expert knowledge about certain elements, for example by:

  • estimating the value of a piece of jewellery, work or art or comic book;
  • explaining the physical or mental state of the accused;
  • examining the contents of a document.

For this purpose, the expert witness must answer the questions posed by the lawyers for the prosecution and defence.

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