Expert witness

Technical disputes: the benefits of expert determination

This method can resolve disputes in a quick, fair 
and cost-effective manner, 
but how does it work and in what ways does it differ from other forms of ADR? Professor Robert Jackson explains

Battling the threat to expert evidence

The government has 
launched a raft of legislation and consultations in an attempt to radically reduce court costs, including those generated by experts. But while many believe the cut backs are too extreme, in 
the short term experts will have to adapt their practices to make their work pay. 
Mark Solon reports

Complex liability cases: learn from past mistakes

A recent case contains essential guidance for those relying on experts in highly technical cases, say Anthony Greenwood and Leanna Mailer

Research challenges plans to restrict role of family experts

Children 'would inevitably suffer' if government goes ahead

Research challenges Norgrove's negative picture of social worker experts

Research by Oxford University has challenged government plans to restrict the role of independent social worker (ISW) experts in family cases.

How valuable is expert evidence when assessing a patient in a vegetative state?

Richard Scorer and Gemma Hall discuss experts' roles in cases involving the possible withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and in compensation claims

Open doors

Questionable practices used to engage experts undermine their value by preparing the ground for fraudulent claims, warns Martin Stockdale