State Administrative Tribunal

Expert Witnesses

The quality and presentation of expert evidence is important in assisting SAT to make reliable and correct decisions in the many areas of its jurisdiction.  Experience shows that, when expert witnesses understand and observe their obligation to bring to proceedings an objective assessment of the issues within their expertise, their evidence is of great assistance.  When expert witnesses are not objective, and assume the role of advocate for a party, their credibility suffers.

To maximise the value of expert evidence, SAT has developed standard procedures requiring expert conferrals to prepare joint reports, and for experts to give evidence together.

This expert conferral page provides more information on this process, and the Guide for experts giving evidence in the State Administrative Tribunal discusses further issues such as concurrent evidence of expert witnesses, and expert’s obligations to SAT.

Last updated: 1-May-2019

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