Society foundation


The Society was founded in December 1995, after a survey carried out earlier that year had clearly indicated the need for an across-the-board association that would benefit all expert witnesses, regardless of specialisation. The society was to be run entirely by expert witnesses for expert witnesses, and to provide an organised network to encourage the exchange of information, foster higher and more uniform standards, and generally promote the ‘better use of experts’.


The Society formally emerged as a company limited by guarantee on 1 June 1996, with a strong democratic nature enshrined in its constitution. It is directed by a Committee of Management and has established an inclusive policy of membership, welcoming both practising and aspiring expert witnesses.