As a result of our standing within the financial services arena we have developed a legal-based financial analysis service that is used to prepare Expert Witness reports for use in Court cases by both plaintiffs and defendants including Professional Indemnity insurers. Cases for which we have producted reports have involved products as diverse as Subordinated Loans to Tracker Bonds and Private Loans through to Pension Arrangement structures.

Our Expert Opinion has also been sought on the “fine print” analysis of  topics ranging from client concerns as to whether they should continue to hold large investment positions in With Profit Bonds to whether a client has rights under a policy’s terms and conditions so as to determine if a financial product has been mis-sold.

If you are a legal professional who has a requirement for expert opinion , are considering taking personal legal action or need a second opinion on a technical matter please ring us directly on 01-8455827 (+353 1 8455827 for international enquiries) or email us at info@www.aspire-wealth.com

Fees for Expert Witness & Opinion

For Expert Witness work we apply the following charges, to which VAT will be added:

  1. Production of an Expert Witness Report for use in briefing Counsel – Minimum Fee €5,000. This is based on the review of one Lever Arch sized file. Where there are multiple files to be examined, additional fees may be charged but will be agreed in advance before work on the production of a report is commenced.
  2. Meetings including expert witness group meetings as well as specific meetings to brief clients – €350 per hour. In addition, other costs such as travel, accommodation and office expenses may be chargeable but all costs including fees will be agreed in advance before any such work is commenced
  3. Stand By Fee. Should our services be required to give Court evidence a Standby Fee of €1,000 per day or part thereof will be chargeable
  4. Where evidence is actually given in Court, the hourly rate of €350 will apply subject to a minimum rate of €1,000.

From time to time we are required to undertake once off assessment of other specific issues which does not entail Expert Witness work. Depending on the project a specific fee will be quoted in advance. Any other time commitments outside of this project work will be chargeable at €350 for Principal and €80 for Support Staff to which VAT will be added depending on the specific service.