Expert served a formal four-year apprenticeship with a large BMC (British Motor Corporation) dealership in Sussex. During this time, he studied at Brighton Technical College gaining the following qualifications: -
City & Guilds of London Institute 168 parts I, II, and III - Motor Vehicle Mechanics Work
City & Guilds of London Institute 169 - Diesel Engineering and Electrical Engineering
National Joint Industrial Council - Full Technological Certificate
Following two years study at West Kent College, he gained the following qualifications: -
City & Guilds of London Institute 170 parts I, II and III - Motor Vehicle Technician's Work
Institute of the Motor Industry - Final exam.
From 1970 to 1973 Expert worked for a multiple British Leyland and Rolls Royce
dealership in Sussex.
In 1973 he worked for an engineering company first as a workshop manager, and then as a
director until 1988.
Since 1978 Expert has acted as a consultant in a number of cases involving road
traffic accidents and has attended court as an Expert Witness.
He is a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses.
He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, holds the gold certificate for
driving with RoSPA, is a senior observer and undertakes assessing associate candidates
for the RoSPA advanced driving programme. In 2001 he was appointed for two years
as Chief Training Assessor with responsibility for the Car Section of the group.
He joined the firm of E. J. Allen & Associates in 1998 as a Litigation Engineer.
In 1999 he became an independent consulting engineer.
In 2000 he was nominated for, and subsequently won, the Collacott Prize from the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers for outstanding contribution to the field of Diagnostic Engineering. In 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006 he was again awarded the Collacott Prize.