Professional Liability of the Construction Professional as an Expert Witness in the Spanish Legal Framework

García Erviti, Federico and Ramírez Pacheco, Gema María (2011). Professional Liability of the Construction Professional as an Expert Witness in the Spanish Legal Framework. In: "COBRA 2011 RICS Construction and Property Conference", 12/09/2011 - 13/09/2011, University of Salford, Manchester, UK. ISBN 978-1-907842-19-1.

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Title: Professional Liability of the Construction Professional as an Expert Witness in the Spanish Legal Framework
Author/s:
  • García Erviti, Federico
  • Ramírez Pacheco, Gema María
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: COBRA 2011 RICS Construction and Property Conference
Event Dates: 12/09/2011 - 13/09/2011
Event Location: University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Title of Book: COBRA 2011 Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference
Date: September 2011
ISBN: 978-1-907842-19-1
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Inside COBRA 2011 RICS International Research Conference, the present paper is linked to analyze the liability of the construction professional in his practice as a expert witness in the Spanish legal framework. In a large number of legal procedures related to the building it is necessary the intervention of the expert witness to report on the subject of litigation, and to give an opinion about possible causes and solutions. This field is increasingly importantly for the practice of construction professional that requires an important specialization. The expert provides his knowledge to the judge in the matter he is dealing with (construction, planning, assessment, legal, ...), providing arguments or reasons as the base for his case and acting as part of the evidence. Although the importance of expert intervention in the judicial process, the responsibilities arising from their activity is a slightly studied field. Therefore, the study has as purpose to think about the regulation of professional activities raising different aims. The first is to define the action of the construction professional-expert witness and the need for expert evidence, establishing the legal implications of this professional activity. The different types of responsibilities (the civil, criminal and administrative) have been established as well as the economic, penal or disciplinary damages that can be derived from the expert report

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Item ID: 11140
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11140/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11140
Deposited by: Profesor Federico Garcia Erviti
Deposited on: 25 Jun 2012 08:01
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:18
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