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University of Aberdeen Bond Solon (UABS) Expert Witness Certificate launched.
  • Oct 20, 2020
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In September, the University of Aberdeen Bond Solon (UABS) Expert Witness Certificate was launched. It is the first university certificated expert witness training programme of its kind in Scotland.

The law and the courts system in Scotland are markedly different to other jurisdictions. It is therefore essential that expert witnesses who are instructed to act in Scottish proceedings possess the requisite knowledge to comply with the rules and procedures affecting their work.

Mark Solon, Solicitor, and founder of Bond Solon says: “Courts, lawyers and the public need expert witnesses who are competent to provide truly independent opinion evidence on the technical issues that frequently arise in litigation. Until now, there has been no formal certified training for experts who give evidence in the Scottish legal system. The new University of Aberdeen Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate programme now provides such training.”

Bond Solon has been training expert witnesses for over 25 years. To date over 1,500 experts from a wide variety of professions have completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Certificate, a corresponding certificate for expert witnesses who act in English and Welsh jurisdiction.

The UABS Certificate will enable expert witnesses to demonstrate, to both instructing lawyers and the courts, that they have been appropriately trained, assessed and hold the core and requisite competencies to act as an expert witness in Scotland.
The first public courses for the UABS Certificate are being held virtually in early 2021.
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