Making the solicitor-expert witness relationship work

19 Jun 2014

The solicitor’s perspective

The environment in which solicitors
are litigating now is hostile. Hitherto expected cooperation between the parties to modify court timetables and lenience from the judiciary are all things of the past.

If solicitors are suddenly tougher on experts, it is because judges are being tougher on solicitors.

The landscape for experts is no different.

So what does this mean for the continued involvement of expert witnesses in litigation in the post-Jackson/Mitchell landscape?

My golden rules are set out below...

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