Expert Witnesses: Counting on the bean counters
Mediation was billed by the Woolf reforms as a quicker, cheaper and less people-intensive alternative to court-based litigation, but the expert accountant is still an asset to proceedings, says Emile Woolf
When Lord Woolf’s civil procedure rules (CPR) were introduced in April 1999 – heralding the demise of litigation as we knew it – I took out the appropriate insurance policy in the form of an intensive course at the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (Cedr) and duly qualified as a mediator.
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