The best experts giving evidence in court are those who answer the questions thoughtfully as opposed to grandstanding, a High Court judge told an online meeting of expert witnesses last week.
A High Court judge has upheld a decision not to allow a claimant in a noise-induced hearing loss case to rely on a different expert because a joint expert produced an unfavourable report.
A panel of top judges has issued guidance for expert witnesses on giving evidence remotely, which warns that “processing information through online contact is hard”.
It is not the role of the courts to subject “uncontroverted” expert reports to “the same kind of analysis and critique as if it was evaluating a controverted or contested report”, the High Court has ruled.
Slater & Gordon has signed a deal with ExamWorks UK to handle both its medical reporting and rehabilitation needs that will see the closure of its rehabilitation business, Overland Health.
The medico-legal and insurance services market had an estimated turnover of £700m last year but the coronavirus will have a “major impact”, a report has warned.
Covid-19 has released the ’virtual claims management’ genie from the bottle and there will be no going back, a leading claimant firm has argued.
The High Court has rejected an application for relief from sanctions from a claimant who went “well beyond” a directions order by obtaining a fully updated report from a medical expert.
Former Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger is to replace Lord Saville as president of the Academy of Experts later this year, it has been announced.
Insurers, law firms and suppliers have agreed a ‘statement of intent’ to keep non-MedCo medical examinations and rehabilitation going remotely during the Covid-19 crisis.