In consultation with a number of expert appraisers, the Arbitration Board has prepared new templates for expert reports.
There is a template for large-scale cases in relation to which a list of contents and other sections are needed, with or without guidelines, as well as a template for less extensive expert reports.
Remember to delete guidelines and elements that are not relevant in the case in question.
The Arbitration Board does not insist on use of templates, so expert appraisers who have already developed good concepts for their reports may continue using them. One of the benefits of using templates is that the risk of errors and omissions is reduced.
The templates are living documents and we welcome proposals for improving them.
Some parties prefer using the forms of the civil courts of law in cases brought before the Arbitration Board. Such forms are accepted as there is no compulsory use of templates. However, a party using alternative forms cannot require the opposing party to insert supplementary questions into the form used.
The Arbitration Board is currently developing templates and concepts for other purposes, including estimates and payment requests broken down by the parties to the case.