To become a BEWA member, one should have proven appropriate and specialist experience in a specific sector or sectors of the maritime business. This is, rightly, a high entry standard. It is usually one met by people who have enjoyed a consistent and lengthy career in the industry.
Click here to download a copy of the BEWA Rules & Fees.
Click here to download a membership application form.
For further information about becoming a member of BEWA please contact:
Jackie Harrison, Membership Manager
Tel:+44 (0)20 7369 1633
It is recommended to procure professional indemnity insurance to cover the possibility that a litigant or associated party to the dispute initiates proceedings against the expert. It is important experts conduct their own investigations before deciding on an insurer.
It is important experts conduct their own professional indemnity insurance investigations before deciding on an insurer.
The following offer specialist insurance, although there are many other insurers who are also able to offer professional indemnity insurance cover.
The Academy of Experts
Tel: +44 (0)20 7430 0333
The Expert Witness Institute (EWI)
Tel: +44 (0)20 3880 0064
NB: Membership of EWI provides the opportunity of discounted insurance cover
Tel: 0808 2520 666
Tel: +44 (0)20 7338 0150
Can I receive any training?
BEWA meets frequently at the Baltic Exchange, inviting a variety of industry practitioners to present short papers on various aspects of the maritime industry, focusing where possible on the role of an expert witness. Senior BEWA members are on hand at these meetings, for informal guidance and advice.
On request, gratis, senior BEWA members offer private mentoring, both generally or within their specialist field, to all other members.
For those interested in professional expert witness training The Academy of Experts, Bond Solon and the Expert Witness Institute offer structured courses at the respective published scales of fees of these organisations.
Prospective and existing BEWA members are invited to approach these organisations directly on an individual basis.
All experts are responsible for setting their fees directly with the instructing party.