Increasingly the Courts are requiring parties are arrange for experts with a specialised knowledge on an issue to confer and produce a joint report that identifies their areas of agreement and narrow the issues in dispute. Done well, the reports assist the just, quick and effective disposal of proceedings and reduce the need for experts to attend Court to give evidence. Done poorly they can be a waste of time and money.
An independent facilitator can add great benefit by chairing the expert conclave, managing the competing interests and personalities of the experts, encouraging discussions, explores areas of agreement and records the opinions of the experts on the questions asked in a written report.
As the time involved in each expert conclave, and production of the joint report, varies significantly, our services are provided at an hourly rate.