On being an expert witness

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Acting as an expert underwriting witness, either in legal actions or arbitration processes, can be interesting work. Usually, such cases arise through policyholders being dissatisfied with non-payment of claims, but sometimes it is the insurer which is the aggrieved party, maybe suing a distributor or a service provider. What follows is based on our experience of acting as an expert witness, and thus reflects the British (and Irish) legal systems, but the principles are likely applicable elsewhere too. In the UK and Ireland there is an insurance and financial services ombudsman respectively, and thus the cases that go to law,…

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