Institute of Expert Witnesses

Providing specialist advice and support in accident cases

The Institute of Expert Witnesses offers professional impartial and independent advice and provides qualified expert opinions to support the legal process of resolving cases of accidents and injury.


Autobelay (Automatic friction application) Systems and Climbing Incidents

Autobelay systems are widely used around the world in climbing gyms. Probably the most popular system has about 16,000 units worldwide, of which there are about 4,000 here in the UK.

THE SAFE SYSTEM - Part V

In the first four issues of this series of blogs where our Chairman William MackayIFMGA..

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Inspirational IEW member gains professorial stature

The Institute of Expert Witnesses is delighted to confirm that Dr. Rhodri Lloyd has been awarded a well deserved  professorship.

Professor Lloyd..

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THE SAFE SYSTEM - Part IV

In the first three issues of this series of blogs our Chairman William MackayIFMGA..

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THE SAFE SYSTEM - Part III


In the first two issues of this series of blogs where our Chairman William Mackay IFMGA looks at the Safe System of Training/ Operating in the Adventure..

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Heuristic Traps In Adventure Tourism


In this blog our Chairman looks at HEURISTRIC TRAPS IN ADVENTURE TOURISM. There has recently been a focus and comments made on heuristic traps, which are many fold that we as human can fall into. Much of the commenting in principle..

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THE SAFE SYSTEM - Part II

In the first of this series of blogs where our Chairman William Mackay IFMGA looks at the Safe System of training/ operating in the Adventure Tourism sector we looked at “Safe..

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THE SAFE SYSTEM – Part I


This is first of a series of blogs where our Chairman Read more...

COVID–19 and Children’s Playgrounds


Publicly accessible playgrounds and outdoor fitness gyms need their regular safety checks to be continued.  

HMG’s..

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"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow" (Keller)


New Expert Witness Advice on fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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