The Expert Witness Institute

159-161 Temple Chambers

3-7 Temple Avenue

EC4Y 0DA London

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 7936 2213







The EWI is a UK based membership body which was set up in November 1996 to service and support experts. It acts as a voice for the expert witness community, supporting experts from all professional disciplines and lawyers who use the services of experts.

The Institute functions to encourage, train and educate experts and to improve and maintain their standards and status. The EWI is independent of outside commercial interests and is democratic, transparent and fully accountable to its members and is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee.

The objective of the EWI is the support of the proper administration of justice and the early resolution of disputes through fair and unbiased expert evidence. To achieve this objective, the EWI:

  • Acts as a voice for expert witnesses, especially in communicating with the media
  • Provides support to experts of all professional disciplines
  • Encourages lawyers to make use of experts wherever specialised knowledge is required
  • Engages in the training of experts to maintain and enhance standards and their status
  • Works actively with other allied professional bodies and associations
  • Makes representations to Government and to professional bodies and associations