Expert evidence and the amendments to CPR 35 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in civil procedure rules, costs, evidence, expert witnesses, news by sally

“The case of the Ikarian Reefer 1993 2 LILR 68, 81-82 is still the definitive case in respect of the duties and role of an expert witness and the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules in 1999 was in part designed to reinforce that. In 2000 HHJ Toulmin further refined the definition in Anglo Group plc v Winther Brown & Co Ltd but in the last 10 or so years we have slipped back into old ways with partisan experts being allowed to provide wide ranging reports and encouraged by the parties to give opinions outside their actual remit.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 18th April 2013