Comparison of UK Expert Witness Directories (April 2006)

Position (no. of features)

1

2

3
 

ExpertSearch
The Online Directory

J S Publications
UK Register

Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Expert Witness
Directory
 

Size (approx. no. of entries):

4,900

2,600

2,550

Frequency of revisions:

Daily

Daily

Annually
Cost of '2005' entry (inc VAT)

£175* (inc. photo, logo,
10 links and updates)

£145 (inc. photo, 1 link,
and updates. Logo = +£64)

£185* (no photo, logo = +£155, 1 link = +£125)

       

Search criteria:

 

Area of expertise (keyword)

Name of expert

(subscribers only)

Name of organisation

(subscribers only)

Qualification

(subscribers only)
 

Town/City

 

County

(subscribers only)
 

Region

 

Sub-total:

7

3

3

Entry information:

   

Full contact details

Details of areas of expertise

Details of qualifications

Details whether 'SJE' trained

Details of prof. memberships

Details of no. of recent cases

 

Free inc. of 'Law Soc' logo

(+ £70 + VAT)

Free inclusion of photo

 

Free inclusion of logo

(+£55 + VAT)
(+ £155 + VAT) 
Unltd no of terms permitted
(98)
(20)
'Law Society Checked' details
(current year + previous year)
 

Details of publications

 
 

'A of E' membership (+ link)

 
 

'EWI' membership (+ link)

 
 

OS / 'Multimap' link

 

Sub-total:

15

9
5

Additional features:

 

Free link to expert's web site

(+ £125 + VAT) 

Email contact form

'Email to fax' contact form
   

User-friendly web address

 
 

Ability to inc. additional links

 
 

Ability to link entry to CV page?

 
 

Links to expert witness articles?

 
 

Links to press articles?

 
 

Use of expert's domain name?

 
 

Database 'spellcheck' feature

 
 

Search engine regn of entries?

 

Inclusion of 'meta tags'?

   

Free amends (contact details)

(+ £100 + VAT)

Same (areas of expertise)

 
Email notification of hits?
   
'Email page to colleague'?
   

Sub-total:

16

4

2

Additional services:

 
Details re legal users? (view)
   
Details of daily hits? (view)
   
Personal statistics provided?

Web site statistics provided?

 

Personal email address?

 
 

Domain name registration?

 
 

Web site design?

 

Web site hosting?

 
 

Sub-total:

8

2

0

Total (max. 46):

46

18

10

* The comparative cost of an entry in the ExperSearch Publications and Sweet & Maxwell Ltd directories (inc. VAT) :-

(1) ExperSearch Publications: The Online Directory of UK Expert Witnesses = £175 p.a., inc. logo, photo, 10 links, unlimited amendments

(2) Sweet & Maxwell Ltd: The Expert Witness Directory = £545 p.a., inc. logo, 1 link and 1 amendment (no photo facility)

NB: A third service, Manchester-based 'Expert Witness', provides a less well-featured service, costing £287 p.a.