Our missions …
Thanks to the experience acquired by the confrontation to many situations in very different cultural and geographical environments, the Cabinet of Expertises AERNOUT asserts its expertise on the successful resolution of many cases internationally.
What is an expertise?
Expertise is the examination of something for the purpose of estimating and evaluating it.
It is normally produced by an expert or a panel of experts when the extent of the expertise requires it.
Expertise can be given in the form of a consultation or « expert opinion ».
In law, expertise is a decision-making, through the search for technical or scientific facts, in cases where the decision-maker confronts questions beyond his direct reach.
The expertise requires the conjunction of three elements: a mission « being conducted », the realization of it and a report.
What are the proposed expert missions?
Private or extrajudicial expertise
Its purpose is to help decision-making, most often in the field of business.
It allows different resource managers and project managers to make better-informed decisions by gaining insight into certain issues and consequences of their decisions.
The private or amicable assessment can be carried out as a preventive measure before any proceeding with a view either to a reconciliation with the other party or to be produced in court.
In law, expertise is a measure of technical or scientific investigation that a judge entrusts to an expert chosen from a list of experts and according to specialties or sections of expertise.
In criminal law, this measure is taken by the investigating judge as part of an investigation
In private law – civil law – and in administrative law, the judge may also resort to the expertise when the parties request or on his own initiative.
Expertise is an exclusive prerogative of the judge and when the parties request it, the judge is not obliged to order it.
The expert then carries out his mission under the supervision of the examining magistrate in criminal matters, and under the authority of a judge in charge of the control of the expertise in civil matters.
The judicial expert exercises his mission independently and submits a report in which he strictly answers the questions put to him by the judge.
He thus gives the judge a technical opinion on which he can rely to base his judgment.
The conclusions of the expert do not bind the judge but are nevertheless in practice determining.