Court of Appeal: Expert was not under “fiduciary duty” to client

13 January 2021

The Court of Appeal has overturned the first decision in England and Wales to hold that an expert witness owed a fiduciary duty to their client – but did not rule out the possibility it could exist.

$128m award annulled over link between tribunal member and expert

29 September 2020

The undisclosed relationship between an arbitral tribunal member and one of the claimants’ experts has led to a €128m award being annulled as it could have had a “material effect” on the decision.

Experts urged to avoid “grandstanding”

22 September 2020

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.

Judge refuses to let claimant abandon “unfavourable” joint expert

15 September 2020

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.

Judges issues guidance to experts on remote evidence

3 September 2020

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”.

Courts cannot critique “uncontroverted” expert reports

25 August 2020

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 ditches rehab arm and stops using its own MRO

17 July 2020

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.

Covid-19 will have “major impact” on £700m medico-legal market

16 July 2020

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.

Both sides support MedCo assessments staying online

6 July 2020

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.

No relief for claimant who went “well beyond” court order

2 June 2020

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.

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