Expert Witnesses: Taking the heat
When the civil procedure rules were introduced by Lord Woolf in 1996, the role expert witnesses played in civil cases was supposed to be reduced, but with many still hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, what can be done? Harry Keegan reports
The past few years have seen eventful times for expert witnesses, who have faced a barrage of criticism from various quarters, for bias, incompetence and plain costliness.
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