Acting Beyond Their Purview: Independent Experts in the Dock – an article by Janet Bignell KC – Falcon Chambers

‘Many landlord and tenant cases involve expert evidence and the majority of independent experts act impeccably. However, in a recent case involving a business lease renewal and another involving dilapidations, judges found significant cause to criticise experts for their failure to understand the scope of their duties and role. The consequences were serious for those concerned. A salutary reminder of the critical importance of compliance with CPR Pt 35 for all those instructing and instructed.’

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Falcon Chambers, 15th April 2024