SoR | CoR publishes guide on the role of the expert witness

Practical guidance helps radiographers become expert witnesses or develop their existing role

Published: 16 June 2023 Careers

The SoR has published a new guide to the role of the expert witness for clinical imaging and therapeutic radiographers.

The role of the expert witness has increased in complexity over recent years and this document has been written by experienced SoR members who undertake expert witness work.

The document, called The role of the expert witness: A guide for clinical imaging and therapeutic practitioners, aims to support those new to the expert witness role or members taking on different aspects of the role.

The guide provides an introduction to some of the information a practitioner might need to consider when starting out as an expert witness in civil cases or fitness to practise cases. It also covers the challenges and benefits of being an expert witness.

CoR expert witness list

The CoR holds a list of members who undertake expert witness work. Members of the SoR who wish to apply to join the list must demonstrate that they are working at expert level within their field of practice. An application may be accepted for entry to the list once an introductory training course has been completed (free to SoR members).

The CoR acts as a contact point for liaising with instructing solicitors and expert witnesses. Experts are not required to act through this list, however the CoR does receive regular communication from solicitors and agencies working on behalf of solicitors looking to source experts.