An experts’ conference is a meeting between expert witnesses who have filed statements or reports for the hearing. The experts discuss the causes of leaks, the extent of work and the remedial work required.
The conference is chaired by a member of the Weathertight Homes Tribunal who isn’t involved with the claim.
To ensure fairness no parties, legal representatives or advisors can attend the conference.
At the conclusion of the conference, the experts will sign a joint statement stating the matters on which they agree and the matters on which they don’t agree, including the reasons for disagreement.