FAQ on Expert Services

Expert Witness FAQ
Expert Witness FAQ

Who can become an expert?

An expert is someone who can demonstrate proven above-average expertise in their field through practical and theoretical competence. It is particularly important that they have special, detailed knowledge. In addition, they must work independently, impartially, without instruction, and conscientiously and have their private lives in order.

What does an expert do for private security services?

Due to their personal and professional qualities, an expert has the task of ascertaining and assessing facts as well as teaching from their experience.

When do I need an expert?

In principle, you need an expert when it comes to resolving a dispute between at least two parties that cannot be resolved by consensus. In doing so, you will set the expert a specific question to be answered; if done mutually by agreement of both parties, this can lead to an out-of-court settlement. However, you can also commission a private expert opinion in preparation for legal proceedings.

Which forms of opinions are there?

Basically, there are three forms of expert opinion: one ordered by the courts or prosecutors as part of collecting evidence in a case; a private opinion as part of an attempt to reach an out-of-court settlement; or speaking on behalf of just one of the parties in a court case or arbitration proceedings. Arbitration is done on a contract basis and the results are binding on all parties.