Expert Witnesses: A clearer view
Case law in ascertaining conflicts of interest in expert witnesses has been confusing at times, despite the guidance set out in the civil procedure rules. However, a new decision of the Court of Appeal has shed more light on the definition of impartiality. Clare Hitchcock reports
Much has been written about the changes brought about by the civil procedure rules (CPR) that require independence from an expert, whose primary duty must now be to the court and not to the party instructing or paying him.
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