Employment code:

Appendix A10.11

Employees giving expert advice or acting as expert witnesses

1. Introduction

This section sets out how you must respond to a request to:

2. Responding to a request to act as a witness/give opinion

2.1 You must refuse to act as an expert witness or give expert opinion in preliminaries leading to litigation on matters where your special knowledge is attributable to your official duties unless you are subpoenaed or if your Director agrees that there are exceptional circumstances.

2.2 If you are subpoenaed you must immediately inform your Head of Operations. The Head of Operations will obtain professional legal advice for the specific aspects of:

See also personal consultancies or other work appendix A10:3.

Last updated by nt 26/02/08
Amendment: 14 February 2008