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QC proposes ‘no disclosure’ rule for arbitrations

Arbitrations should begin with a default position of no disclosure of documents, a leading QC has argued. Peter Rees QC said for many disputes, each side had “all the documents it needs” and disclosure was a “time-consuming and expensive luxury”.

July 21st, 2017 | No Comments »

Hot-tubbing of experts should not be “forced on unwilling parties”

The giving of concurrent evidence by expert witnesses or ‘hot-tubbing’ should not be “forced on unwilling parties,” a sub-committee of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee has advised. The rule committee agreed with this and has asked it to draft rule changes that would nonetheless promote the practice.

May 18th, 2017 | No Comments »

Top judge backs benefits to court of hot-tubbing

Concurrent evidence from expert witnesses – or ‘hot-tubbing’ – is worth doing if it even if it just saves court time rather than costs, the senior presiding judge said last week. Lord Justice Goldring also warned experts over rumours of padding their hours since legal aid rates were cut.

November 13th, 2012 | Comments Off on Top judge backs benefits to court of hot-tubbing