Practice Notes: Expert witness

Mistaken identity

Naming expert witnesses in family proceedings could prove detrimental to a case, and solicitors should give careful consideration to the problems to which

23 Feb 2010

New dimensions

Loss adjusters will consider a multitude of factors when acting as expert witnesses in subrogation claims, and provided they do not stray outside their rem

23 Feb 2010

Keeping track

Cell phone technology is a new area of forensic science but it is already proving a valuable tool for crime investigations and prosecutors, says Pau

23 Feb 2010

Update: corporate tax

Paul Christian discusses VAT on deposits paid in ‘golden brick’ arrangements, acquisition of buildings by charities, costs incurred on the sale of shares a

02 Feb 2010

Vodka wins protection from VODKAT

Diageo, producer of Smirnoff vodka, has won a High Court passing off action against the producers of VODKAT, a mixture of vodka and fermented alcohol

01 Feb 2010

Jackson LJ backs contingency fees and costs shifting in favour of claimants

Lord Justice Jackson has backed the introduction of contingency fees in England and Wales, while severely limiting the usefulness of conditiona

19 Jan 2010

Jackson LJ's call for referral fee ban "misjudged"

One of the UK's leading referral networks has said the proposal in the Jackson review to ban referral fees wa

18 Jan 2010

Jackson report: out with CFAs, in with contingency fees

Lord Justice Jackson's eagerly anticipated report proposes radical changes to civil litigation costs rules, including the limiting of conditional fee agree

14 Jan 2010

Strasbourg rules stop and search powers unlawful

Two protestors stopped and searched by police while on their way to an arms fair have won their case that their privacy rights have bee

12 Jan 2010

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