Expert witnesses: Inside the fight against 'hired guns'

Expert witnesses play a crucial role in professional indemnity cases, and yet they are viewed with a lot of distrust.

A common option for those in a legal pickle — whether it’s to right some wrong, prove one’s own innocence or another’s guilt — is to obtain the services of an expert witness. And providing those expert witnesses has become something of a business.

You can see that simply by roaming around the web. For instance, Google “expert witness” and you will come across ExpertsDirect, just one of many