Expert witness

This can place significant weight on the evidence of an expert, who needs to possess or draw upon the relevant practical experience, specialist knowledge and understanding of what are often technically complex issues. The expert’s ability to convey their specialist knowledge to the instructing solicitor and ultimately to a judge or an arbitration panel can be of paramount importance.

Jonathan Punter, CEO of the Punter Southall Group, heads up our actuarial expert witness services team. Jonathan has a considerable amount of experience providing expert witness services and has a credible track record of giving expert evidence in court. He is highly regarded in the industry, having built up a wealth of knowledge and practical experience during the course of a long and varied career in pensions and investments.

Jonathan is supported by a team of experienced professional staff, made up of pension and investment actuaries. Where appropriate, Jonathan and the team can also draw upon the expertise of other specialists from across the Group’s businesses.

We can provide the full range of expert witness services, from helping a claimant or a defendant to establish the grounds for a potential claim, through to giving evidence in court. Some of the specialist technical areas where our dedicated team of experts can assist are:

Occupational pension schemes
  • Professional negligence claims against
    • the actuary
    • the investment adviser
    • the scheme's lawyers
  • Legislative compliance
  • Maladministration
Individuals
  • Professional negligence claims against independent financial advisers
  • Loss of pension and other remuneration rights (such as share based payments) on
    • personal injury or fatal accident
    • unfair dismissal
  • Pension sharing on divorce
 
 
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