Expert Evidence, Independence and Objectivity: Exp v Barker [2017] EWCA Civ 63 – Zenith PI Blog

‘In EXP v Barker, the trial judge and Court of Appeal were faced with an unusual situation. An expert witness – although undoubtedly skilled and experienced in his field – had omitted to mention a close personal connection to the party instructing him.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 13th February 2017

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

The Taxonomy of Evidence: Experts, Facts, Opinions and the Courts by Grahame Anderson – Littleton Chambers

Posted December 1st, 2016 in admissibility, evidence, expert witnesses, news, opinions by sally

‘In Darby Properties Limited and another v Lloyds Bank plc, Master Matthews has given judgment in a case concerning the admissibility of expert evidence in an interest rates hedging products case.’

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Littleton Chambers, 24th November 2016

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Ban on barristers expressing personal opinions on cases set to end – Legal Futures

Posted February 27th, 2013 in barristers, codes of practice, news, opinions by sally

“Barristers should soon be free to give their personal opinions on cases when the rule restricting them to voicing only clients’ views is finally lifted – four years after the change was first mooted.”

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Legal Futures, 27th February 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Phone hacking: anatomy of a cover-up – what QC’s advice papers reveal – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2011 in disclosure, interception, media, news, opinions, queen's counsel, telecommunications by sally

“Analysis: Publication of warning to NI bosses tells the story of how secret payoff evolved.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Turco and Kingdom of Sweden (supported by Denmark, Finland and The Netherlands) v Council of the European Union (supported by Commission of the European Communities and United Kingdom) – Times Law Reports

Posted July 4th, 2008 in disclosure, EC law, law reports, opinions by sally

Turco and Kingdom of Sweden (supported by Denmark, Finland and The Netherlands) v Council of the European Union (supported by Commission of the European Communities and United Kingdom)

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“There was no principle that the Council of the European Union was entitled automatically to refuse access to opinions of its legal service relating to a legislative process.”

The Times, 4th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Kingdom of Sweden and another v Council of the European Union (Joined Cases C-39 and 52/05P) – WLR Daily

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in disclosure, EC law, law reports, opinions by sally

Kingdom of Sweden and another v Council of the European Union (Joined Cases C-39 and 52/05P); [2008] WLR (D) 215

“The Council of the European Union did not have a general entitlement to refuse all requests by members of the public for access to opinions from its legal service in the context of legislative enactment. The principle of transparency was an overriding public interest capable of prevailing over a statutory reason for refusing access to a document.”

WLR Daily, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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