What is an Expert Report?
An Expert Report is advice to a consumer, contractor or consultant prior to legal action taking place. Quite often we may have already
prepared a Technical Report which should have identified the main
issues. However, an Expert Report is in a specific form such as a Scott
Schedule with photographic or other evidence annexed. It contains the
Expert's agreement to comply with the Expert Witness Code of Conduct in
the relevant jurisdiction.
Who does it?
trained building consultant with expertise in Tribunal, Mediation,
Arbitration, Reference or Court procedures.
How long does it
Written Reports are available within 7 to 21 days of
inspection and an urgent 5 day service can be arranged on request for
straightforward matters for a additional fee.
answer specific questions or instructions, identify and analyse the main
issues, collect evidence and prepare a Report in a form acceptable to
the person, Tribunal or Court that will resolve the problem. The expert
from Tyrrells may need to attend the hearing in the Court or Tribunal to
discuss the Report.
Consumers and their advisors
need accurate advice about the relevant issues in a dispute. Their
own opinion may be wrong and they may miss the numerous opportunities to
support their case with the right evidence. With building, timber pest
or architectural matters, it is essential to include any supporting
information from the various regulations, Codes and Australian
What is inspected?
The extent of investigation depends upon the type and complexity of matter. Often an inspection of a building may be necessary as well as an interview with the client; a review of any evidence including photographs; an assessment of documentation; the researching statutory requirements; and, scientific testing of materials.
Which types of properties are inspected?
properties depending upon the client's problem.