LRM Electrical Expert Witness Mission Statement
The mission of LRM Electrics is to deliver electrical expert witness service that meets the requirements of CPR Part 35 and as such the need of the customer.
Our electrical engineer expert witness are qualified to give their opinions, on matters involving the regulatory and statutory requirements for electrical installations.
Our Service to Lawyers, Barristers and Litigators
We offer our expert service to lawyers, Barristers, and litigators,
We avoid taking instructions from the public, wherever possible.
We request clear and precise instructions,
with necessary supporting document.
we assist the lawyer in the preparation of the case which includes
doing an Electrical Expert Report.
If the case goes to court, we assist the court.
Independence of our expert witness
We owe a duty to the court, to exercise reasonable
skill and care in providing electrical expert witness reports.
Electrical Expert Witness duty to the court or tribunal
That one party is paying the expert fee,
does not mean that the expert needs to
give a favourable opinion,
to that party or even an unfavourable one.
The requirement is simply that the expert demonstrates
the independence of mind and the strength of character
to give an unbiased opinion.
Conflict of interest
There is no conflict between the duty owed by an expert to his client
and his overriding duty to the court.
His duty to the client is to perform his function as an expert
with the reasonable skill and care of an expert drawn
from the relevant discipline
duty of assisting the court
This includes a duty to perform the overriding duty
of assisting the court. Thus, the discharge of the duty to the court
cannot be a breach of duty to the client.
If the expert gives an independent and unbiased opinion
which is within the range of reasonable expert opinions,
he will discharge his duty both to the court and to his client.
If, however, he gives an independent unbiased opinion,
which is outside the range of reasonable expert opinions,
he will not be in breach of his duty to the court,
because he would have provided independent
and unbiased assistance to the court,
but it will be in breach of the duty owed to his client.
Extract from CPR 35 Guidance
Guidance 1.1 Experts must provide opinions that
are independent regardless of the pressure of litigation.
A useful test of independence is that the expert would express
the same opinion if given the same instructions by another party
Our Expert witness give clear independent opinion evidence
on matters regarding the requirement for electrical installations.
We do not give advice outside electrical engineering.