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.