13 Feb '20
Expert failing in his duties ordered to pay part of the defendant's costs
Gordon Exall as just highlighted this important judgement on his blog.
In Thimmaya -v- Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust (30th January 2020, Manchester County Court) HHJ Claire Evans ordered that a medical expert pay a significant part of the defendant’s costs when she found that the expert had failed in his duties to the court. In this case by stating that conduct had been negligent in circumstances when he could not state what the appropriate test for negligence was.