Nic Rigby is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and is on their list of experts, and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Nic has also completed the following modules of Expert Witness training provided by Bond Solon(Civil Law and Procedure, Excellence in Report Writing – Written Evidence, Courtroom Skills). Nic also subscribes to the National Expert Witness Agency database.
Unfortunately there are a number of inappropriately qualified or hired gun experts offering expert witness services. Nic’s approach is to undertake work that matches the expert’s skill set and to structure work so that client expectations are managed rather than “supporting the client by making the case he wants to hear”. Nic's expectation is that when he works with solicitor’s and advocates they will make the case the client requests but they also support expert witnesses by reminding the client of the expert’s “overriding duty to help the court”.
There are also a number of instructional sources set out below re constructive approaches as to how an expert should operate. These include:
Examples of the codes for carrying out expert work are set out below.
If you want to get the best outcome from your dispute then the following are recommended by Nic Rigby:
The Devil’s Advocate by Iain Morley QC published by Sweet and Maxwell
Tomorrow’s Lawyers by Richard Susskind published by Oxford University Press
Get in touch to find out more about my services, or how I can help to address your dispute.