Giving Expert Evidence in Valuation Disputes
1.5 Hours Formal CPD
This web class will cover what appraisers and assessors need to know about giving evidence in litigation concerning valuation disputes.
The web class will cover the “ins and outs” of preparing for litigation including how the expert witness and the advocate should work together as a team; the rules governing the use of experts; the preparation of the expert's report; what facts to be include and how they can be proved; and, critically, how to link the facts to the opinion of value. It will also cover discussions between the expert witness and the legal team; dealing with the strengths and weaknesses in both side’s valuations; how to present expert evidence; how to deal with cross-examination; and other matters to take into account in connection with litigation. Participants will be provided with up to date information about the law and practice of giving expert evidence and helpful advice on how the task should be approached.
This course is developed as part of a collaboration with International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) and RICS to provide specialized property tax and assessment valuation trainings suitable for the Americas marketplace.
- The role of an expert witness
- The rules governing expert evidence
- What needs to be included in an expert’s report
- Working with the legal team
- The do’s and don’ts of giving evidence
Who Should Attend
- Assessors, appraisers and other professional real estate valuers
- Advocates, lawyers, and paralegals involved in property value disputes
- Anyone else involved with property valuation disputes
This 90-minute webinar will include presentations from two experienced practitioners followed by a question and answer session.
+1 (212) 847-7400
Paul Sanderson JP LLB (Hons) FRICS FIRRV