By arboricultural consultant and accredited expert witness Mark Chester of Cedarwood Tree Care.
In arboriculture and other land-based subjects, the role of the expert witness is unregulated. As such, people can present themselves as experts and present their ‘expert opinion’ when it is not. One party can present their case with confidence based on the opinion of their ‘expert’. Delve below the surface and sometimes the credentials can unravel rather quickly.