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Third Amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions Third Amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions

Third Amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions

The Lady Chief Justice has issued an amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions which comes into force on 22 July 2024. Experts working under the...
Women appointed or testified as sole expert witnesses in just 9% of disputes worldwide in... Women appointed or testified as sole expert witnesses in just 9% of disputes worldwide in...

Women appointed or testified as sole expert witnesses in just 9% of disputes worldwide in...

The results of the 2024 ERE survey suggest  change is happening but very slowly
D & Anor (Fact-Finding: Research Literature) [2024] EWCA Civ 663 D & Anor (Fact-Finding: Research Literature) [2024] EWCA Civ 663

D & Anor (Fact-Finding: Research Literature) [2024] EWCA Civ 663

This successful appeal against a Family Court judgment which led to the removal of two children from the care of their parents turned primarily on the...
Williams-Henry v Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd [2024] EWHC 806 (KB) Williams-Henry v Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd [2024] EWHC 806 (KB)

Williams-Henry v Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd [2024] EWHC 806 (KB)

A claimant who sustained a moderately severe brain injury when she fell off a pier was found by the judge to have been been fundamentally...
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Hitting all three most common compliance errors in expert reports Hitting all three most common compliance errors in expert reports

Hitting all three most common compliance errors in expert reports

The medico-legal expert in this personal injury claim was urged by the judge to seek further training after he made all of the three most common...
A Day in the Life of an Expert Witness in Electrical Engineering and Construction A Day in the Life of an Expert Witness in Electrical Engineering and Construction

A Day in the Life of an Expert Witness in Electrical Engineering and Construction

Efstathios Maliakis is senior electrical engineer with 20 years’ experience, including 10 years supervising the construction of power plants. A...
A Day in the Life of a Japanese Knotweed Expert A Day in the Life of a Japanese Knotweed Expert

A Day in the Life of a Japanese Knotweed Expert

One of the UK’s leading experts in Japanese knotweed, Dr Paul Beckett has been providing Expert Witness services since the early 2000s. He...
A Day in the Life of a Chartered Building Surveyor Expert Witness A Day in the Life of a Chartered Building Surveyor Expert Witness

A Day in the Life of a Chartered Building Surveyor Expert Witness

Rod Appleyard has been practising as an Expert Witness for almost 28 years, specialising in the forensic investigation of fenestration and building...

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D & Anor (Fact-Finding: Research Literature) [2024] EWCA Civ 663
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D & Anor (Fact-Finding: Research Literature) [2024] EWCA Civ 663

This successful appeal against a Family Court judgment which led to the removal of two children from the care of their parents turned primarily on the fact that the judge was found to have acted as her own expert and conducted her own analysis of the medical research material making findings that were not supported by evidence. For paediatricians, radiologists, neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists this is highly recommend reading about the courts’ analysis of expert evidence relating to abusive head trauma and low level falls.    

Hitting all three most common compliance errors in expert reports
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Hitting all three most common compliance errors in expert reports

The medico-legal expert in this personal injury claim was urged by the judge to seek further training after he made all of the three most common compliance errors which the EWI sees in expert reports.

Hamed v. Ministry of Justice (County Court in Cambridge – 7th June 2024)

GA v EL [2023] EWFC 187
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GA v EL [2023] EWFC 187

After considering the report from the Single Joint Expert, the Wife in financial remedy proceedings attempted unsuccessfully to make a Daniels v Walker application to adduce evidence from her solely instructed expert. The judge set out the law on Daniels v Walker before applying it to the specifics of the case. 

Update on Civil Procedure Rule Committee Access to Court Documents Proposals
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Update on Civil Procedure Rule Committee Access to Court Documents Proposals

The Civil Procedure Rule Committe has temporarily paused work on the proposed reforms to Access to Court Documents to allow the Transperancy and Open Justice Board to conduct the first phase of its work. The Committee has penciled in time in autumn to consider the matter further. 

The Single Joint Expert and Lord Woolf's staggered approach
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The Single Joint Expert and Lord Woolf's staggered approach

When an SJE has been appointed, but one of the parties wishes to rely on their own evidence, the court should follow the staggered approach recommended by Lord Woolf in Daniels v. Walker.

John Seneschall v Trisant Foods Limited & Ors [2024] EWHC 1380 (Ch)

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