This book is essential reading for anyone about to become an Expert Witness. Tracing the history of the Expert Witness role, from its inception in the thirteenth century, the author provides an intriguing picture of the gradual development of the role over many hundreds of years. The present day Expert Witness role is described, with emphasis on the duties and responsibilities expected of such a role. The legal systems and civil judicial systems of the United Kingdom (including Personal Injury litigation) are discussed in some detail and the reader is guided through the hierarchy of legal personnel in order to discover who is who in the legal arena. The book contains distinct guidelines on how to compile an Expert Witness court report and how to perform with competence in the witness box. The impact and value of the Occupational Therapist as an Expert Witness (to the legal profession) is considered in depth, so that the reader may understand the philosophy of a profession wherein a handful of its members have managed to carve out a unique relationship with the legal fraternity in the twenty first century. Here is a book that should serve as an invaluable handbook for the vice, a checklist for the established Expert Witness and a source of interest, and perhaps enlightenment, for members of the legal profession. "A good court report from an Occupational Therapist is, for me, the lynchpin of the whole litigation process" Q.C. an.