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Join the Expert Witness Institute Singapore Today - Further Your Career & Boost Your Exposure as an Expert 
Applications for Membership in Expert Witness Institute through EWI Singapore are now opened.  We welcome experts and users of experts throughout Asia to apply to join EWI through the Singapore branch. 
All Membership applications for EWI in Asia should be submitted to EWI Singapore.   Members of EWI Singapore automatically become members of EWI.
Membership of the Society comprises 4 categories:
  1. Associate Members - either lawyers or professionals who deal with and engage experts.
  2. Provisional Members - qualified professionals from any discipline who are new to the profession of Expert Witness but would like to join the Society.
  3. Individual Members - practising Experts who have the relevant qualifications and who can provide references by lawyers and courts that they have given evidence as experts. Provisional members who have subsequently gained experience as actual experts will be able to apply to become Individual Members. Individual Members are the accredited Experts of EWI.
  4. Fellows - Individual Members who have 10 years of experience as Experts.
Click HERE for more details about eligibility criteria and fees, and to apply for membership.

Benefits of Membership

  1. Please see the benefits available to all EWI members HERE.
  2. In particular, EWI members have access to Professional Indemnity Insurance with Horner Blakey Insurance Brokers, which provides favourable rates on a policy designed specifically for expert witnesses. Find out more or apply for coverage HERE.
  3. In addition, EWI Singapore has negotiated further benefits for our expert members with The Expert Witness journal as follows:

a. 34% discount on a 12-month profile website profile: S$400 instead of £345 or S$600.

b. There is also a further 10% discount for prompt payment on receipt of invoice within 14 days, so S$400 will be discounted to $360.

c. Be featured on multiple directories for just 1 fee:

      1. www.expertwitness.international
      2. www.expertwitness.co.uk which includes a number of databases you can be profiled on:
    • England & Wales
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Australia and South East Asia
  • Europe
  • International

Associate Membership

Associate member applicants should be a practicing solicitor, barrister or a member of a profession which in the ordinary course of business employs or consults experts. Applicants, being ineligible to apply for Individual or Provisional membership should actively support and participate in the objectives and activities of the Institute.


Requirements: Completed application form


Application fee: S$200 (non-refundable)

Annual subscription: S$400

Download Associate Membership Application Form HERE.


Provisional Membership

For professionals of all disciplines who are new to expert witness work. This category of membership is suitable for experienced professionals who are new or who are relatively new to expert witness work. Upgrading to full individual membership is expected within two/three years of being accepted into the Institute. 


Requirements:
• Current CV
• Proof of membership of the appropriate regulatory/professional body
• Professional qualification appropriate to the applicant's discipline
• Proof of current professional indemnity insurance for expert witness work
• Completed application form

Application Fee:
 S$120 (non-refundable, an additional S$200 administration fee will become due when upgrading to Individual membership)
Annual subscription: S$400

Download Provisional Membership Application Form HERE.


Individual Membership

For professionals of all disciplines who are already established as expert witnesses and can provide the required documentation.

Requirements:
• Current CV
• Proof of membership of the appropriate regulatory/professional body
• Professional qualifications appropriate to the applicant's discipline
• A CPR compliant anonymised expert witness report from a closed case
• Proof of current professional indemnity insurance for expert witness work
• Completed application form
• Three references from instructing solicitors


Application fee: S$200 (non-refundable)
Annual subscription: S$400

Download Individual Membership Application Form HERE.

Download Template Applicant Reference Form HERE.


Fellow of the Institute

Fellow status is the highest category of individual membership and is only available to existing EWI individual members. Applicants for fellowship should understand that fellowship confers an obligation to play an active role in promoting the Institute and assisting in the training and encouragement of less experienced members. Fellowship applicants must be able to demonstrate a high personal standing within his/her profession or discipline, integrity and ability as a witness and a knowledge of the legal requirements placed on an expert witness.


Requirements:
• At least 10 years’ experience as an expert witness 
• Three sample reports
• A list of every occasion when you have given evidence in the last five years
• A summary of written evidence provided in the last ten years (listing cases by type of court/track/tribunal and claimant/defendant
• Cited references for reported cases
• A summary of work undertaken for pre-trial conferences, experts meetings and the number of cases where you were appointed as a single joint expert (including responding to written questions)
• Completed application form
• Three references from instructing solicitors

Application fee: S$200 (non-refundable)

Annual subscription: S$400

 

Download Fellow Membership Application Form HERE.
Download Template Applicant Reference Form HERE.

 

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