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MoJ rejects compulsory mediation or expert determination for boundary disputes

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has rejected compulsory mediation or use of experts as a way of keeping “unduly bitter, expensive and time-consuming” boundary disputes away from the courts.

January 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

Four in ten experts do not think whiplash accreditation scheme will raise standards, survey finds

Almost four in ten expert witnesses do not believe that government plans to introduce compulsory accreditation for expert witnesses in whiplash cases will raise standards, a survey has found.

November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

Neuberger unsure of benefits of single joint experts

The use of single joint experts could render the judge purely a “figure head” in proceedings, the president of the Supreme Court has warned. But Lord Neuberger questioned whether the present system of cross-examination of experts is the best way to proceed.

November 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Requests to withhold information tops list of experts’ post-Jackson worries

Solicitors requesting dates be left off documents, fewer instructions, downward pressure on fees, and tighter deadlines for reports are among the issues bothering expert witnesses from the first year of the Jackson reforms, a survey of their views has revealed.

March 21st, 2014 | No Comments »