Expert Witness

Expert Witness

Independent, expert, pragmatic advice on potentially litigious rural issues

An Expert Witness is usually employed by the legal profession to provide independent, highly skilled, articulate and expert opinion in connection with legal disputes, although some undertake private commissions in their area of expertise. Expert Witnesses have extensive court experience and their credential and reputation have been verified through their association with and membership of recognised professional bodies and institutes.

The experienced team at Barbers Rural are fully versed in the preparation of Expert Witness reports and have given evidence under oath in Court, to Tribunals and at Arbitration. They can be relied upon for total professionalism, careful consideration of all the salient issues and to be completely unbiased in the presentation of their evidence.

We can provide expert witness reports in the following areas:

  • Agricultural Law
  • Agricultural, Commercial and Residential valuation
  • Landlord and Tennant issues including 1986 Act Succession
  • Rent Reviews
  • Matrimonial or Partnership issues
  • Property Sales, both Freehold and Leasehold
  • Farm and Estate Management
  • Joint Ventures
  • Town and Country
  • Planning Compulsory
  • Purchase Compensation Claims

Senior Partner, Mike Taylor, has appeared in the High Courts in the Strand, at County Court and in Planning Inquiries and Valuation Tribunals both as an Expert Witness appointed under the Civil Procedure Rules and as an Expert Advocate. He acted as an Expert Witness for the Respondent in the landmark case of National Westminster Bank plc v Jones relating to the dilution of security by the granting of agricultural tenancies. Mike also appeared for the Claimants in Michael, Bates & Haywood v Mill relating to agricultural mortgages and repossession.

Our experienced team have an inherent understanding that fundamental to the success of an Expert Witness is an in-depth knowledge and comprehension of the transactions underpinning the disputes along with a strict adherence to the time limits given in Court directions, the overriding obligation to the Court and a deep understanding of all other Civil Procedure Rules.