- Friday, 21 July 2017
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”.
Tags: arbitration, disclosure, experts, hot-tubbing
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- Thursday, 18 May 2017
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.
Tags: CPRC, hot-tubbing
Posted in Experts, News, Procedure
- Tuesday, 13 November 2012
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.
Tags: expert evidence, hot-tubbing
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