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27 June 2011

It’s a small world. I’ve just got on a train to London and it will take me exactly two hours (from Stockport) to arrive in the capital. I’ll get stuck into some work and will be at Euston station before I realise it. Seems the North is not that far away after all.

I’m travelling down to co-deliver a seminar on expert immunity after Jones v Kaney to a major insurer client with members of my team from Liverpool and London. I’m not going to go into detail regarding the case itself as I’m sure that those of you for whom it is relevant have read plenty of articles on the subject already.

One of the potential implications of the decision regarding which there has been some debate is whether experts will be discouraged from acting because of the spectre of possible claims against them. I did speak with one insurance expert earlier this year, before the judgment was handed down in March, who said that he planned to take early retirement if the case abolished experts...

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