10 months into the EGLE – European Guide to Legal Expertise – project and 6 months after the Kick-off meeting that took place in Brussels on 9 July and effectively launched the work of about 60 participants, it is time for a small end-of-year update. The four Working Groups have met twice since July – in Paris, Barcelona, Ghent, and Koln, and are presenting in this newsletter the first summary reports of their ongoing discussions on civil judicial expertise in Europe.

The debates and reflexions within each Working Group have been enriched and there are increasing discussions between the Groups, with members exchanging in French and English on overlapping questions. Their next meetings are taking place after the holiday in Milan, The Hague and Paris. The deadline for their final reports is 30 March, when the work will be submitted to the Organizing Committee and to the Jury.

During its meeting of 18 November, the Organizing Committee agreed on some appointments for the Jury, based on a balanced representation of members from various countries and professions. The list is still open for completion, and final decisions will be made in February.

Reminder of the 4 Working Group themes

  1. Appointing an expert : mission and expectations
  2. Expert proceedings and the expert’s report,
  3. Qualifications, Competence, and the evaluation of experts,
  4. The status and ethics of experts : free exercise and liability.

You can download just below :

The EGLE presentation and the summaries of the working groups.