Expert Witnesses: Delivering on promises
In his Access to Justice report Lord Woolf considered that expert evidence was 'a major generator of unnecessary cost in civil litigation'. Five years on, Peter Crossley looks at whether Woolf's reforms have succeeded in improving the situation
Used correctly, it is the function of expert evidence to clarify and condense the issues and to assist the court to reach a quick and accurate decision. Get it wrong and time and money is wasted to the detriment of the client and its case.
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